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 curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist 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.



Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice (New Moon)

August 14th—December 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a liturgical text is practiced on the new moon days. Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, it is written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our liv Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Adam Bowman & Theresa Card

September 13th—October 11th

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 »

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

with Edward Hargadon, Paul Benson, Jennifer Parde

September 21st—October 19th

The five wisdom energies, also known as the five Buddha families, are both the building blocks of our egos and the expression of our wisdom. Continue »

Open House Talk: Elites, Compassion and Social Chaos

with Acharya Richard John

September 29th

Most of us feel we have no choice but to control or be victimized by economics, politics and social status. The Shambhala view is to work with all aspects of human culture in a different way, bringing together compassion and power. Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Richard John

September 30th—October 2nd

The Rigden weekend retreat is the culmination of the “Everyday Life” and “Shambhala Training” series. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence. Continue »