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.



Joy in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

November 25th—December 23rd

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspirat Continue »

Children's Day

December 21st

Please come celebrate our kids! At the time of Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Our sangha is our village, our clan, our family. Our Continue »

Holiday Practice Intensive

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

The Holiday Practice Intensive is an opportunity to connect deeply with meditation while relating with our regular life. The central practice each day will be sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Teen's Level I Shambhala Training

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

January 2nd—January 3rd (2015)

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. This workshop is designed for teenagers and provides practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions. Daily life challenges can become opportunit Continue »