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.



Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Linda Catling & Shastri Stephen Clarke

May 8th—July 25th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 2nd—December 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a liturgical text that we practice 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 »

Learn to Meditate

July 7th

An opportunity to begin a practice or refresh your practice. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »

Oaths for New Directors of Practice and Education and Eric Laufe's Going Away Party

July 9th

Join us for a gathering in honor of Eric Laufe and of all that he has contributed to the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center as Director of Education and Practice and devoted volunteer. During our regular Open House we will have sitting, and a party wi Continue »

Basic Goodness I Weekend

with Shastri Linda Catling

July 11th—July 12th

This is the first of a three-part journey through the basic view and understanding of the Shambhala world, presented in an outer and accessible way. This series is oriented towards universal questions, that have arisen in some form throughout human histor Continue »