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 Chris Kreeger

March 17th—April 14th

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 »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Linda Catling

March 27th—March 29th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This weekend introduce Continue »

THE WRITING OF THE WORLD : A Calligraphic Exploration of Nature, the Alphabet and Humanity

with Barbara Bash

April 10th

Since the earliest times humans have been reading the language of the world - tiny tracks in the sand, a flight of birds across the sky, a river winding across the land. The power of this visual language has distilled deep down into our alphabet. Com Continue »