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.



Meditation in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

January 6th—February 3rd - Date cancelled

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our liv Continue »

Basic Goodness II

with Chris Kreeger

January 14th—February 18th

Basic Goodness Two "How Can I Help" explores the basic human longing to help others and the possibility of creating enlightened society. This six-week class presents Shambhala Buddhist teachings on society and introduces the mahayana practice of "sending Continue »

The Art of Community

February 1st

Art of Community will create expressive art projects that share how meditation can be incorporated into various parts of our personal lives and to visualize an enlightened society based on the Shambhala teachings. Using storytelling and the meditative art Continue »

Werma feast

February 2nd