Welcome to the Baltimore Shambhala Center

The Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help Baltimoreans of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.



Shamatha-Nine Stages

November 4th—December 9th

This 5 week class is open to all members of the community and is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and realization of shamatha (sanskrit for "peaceful abiding"). The focus is on the first four stages of shamatha, but exposes us to the depth of al Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 1st

An opportunity to begin a practice or refresh your practice. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »

Holiday Open House

December 3rd

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of food, music, drinks and amazing gift items. Bring the family, bring your friends, or just bring yourself !!!! This is sure to be a fun event, so please RSVP Continue »

Creativity Circle

with Jennifer Parde

December 4th

This is an opportunity to come and share anything that you would like--a poem, a story, a song, an idea, or just your presence :-)--with your fellow Shambhalian friends and artists. This is an open, heart-centered community gathering, so feel free to com Continue »

1st Sunday Community Gathering

December 6th

Please join us for our 1st Sundays Community Event. This includes Bodhi school for children (infants through grade 12), Parenting as a Path, Potluck lunches, and 1st Sunday Forum. Continue »