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.



Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 14th—April 7th (2016)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a liturgical text is practiced on both the full and new moon days. Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the sadhana was an important turning point in his presentation of t Continue »

Women's Retreat Weekend

with Shastri Linda Catling

August 15th—August 16th

You are warmly invited to participate in the Baltimore Shambhala Center's first Women's Retreat. Over two days we'll: Practice meditation together (meditation instruction will be available for anyone who is new) Explore Shambhala teachings on Continue »

Level III: Warrior in the World

with Chris Kreeger

August 21st—August 23rd

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Prerequisite: Shambhal Continue »

Social Meditation Intensive

with Geoff Cox & Märta Vigerstad

August 29th

The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This day-long intensive will be an exploration in creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation, a newly evolving way to experience meditation as a form of c Continue »

Life of the Buddha

September 10th—October 8th

This course explores the life and teachings of the Buddha, the development of the early sangha, and concludes with a brief look at how Buddhism spread and continues to develop. Continue »