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. 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.

Upcoming Programs

Black Power Meditation Group

with Justin Miles

November 27th—December 11th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing and generosity. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

December 7th

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Children's Day

December 8th

Children's Day provides a special opportunity to celebrate our children and to bring warmth, light, and cheerfulness into the darkest time of the year. Continue »

Family Day and Bodhi School

January 5th (2020)

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

January 10th—January 12th (2020)

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program. "To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment Continue »