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.



Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger

October 14th—November 11th

This course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation, the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Dif Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 21st

Our weekly Tuesday evening Learn to Meditate class is a gentle introduction to the practice of shamatha, or peaceful abiding meditation. It includes meditation instruction, short periods of sitting and walking meditation and discussion. It is an excel Continue »

Thursday Night Open House

October 23rd

Our weekly open house is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, followed by tea and socializing. Then, there is an open talk by one of Continue »

Advanced Practice Weekend (tantrikas)

October 25th—October 26th

Practice Day

November 1st