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.



Learn to Meditate

April 21st

This is an introductory class in meditation in which we will learn and explore a basic technique. Register or just stop by. The class is free. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

April 21st—May 19th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goe Continue »

Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation

with Susan Piver

April 24th—April 26th

This is a weekend program that will teach you to meditate, how to make the practice an ongoing part of your life, and, as important, how to cultivate the fruits of meditation practice. Continue »

Basic Goodness III

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

May 6th—June 10th

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “What is real?” and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? I Continue »