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.

Upcoming Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra (New Moon)

January 27th—August 21st

The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a liturgical text, is practiced on the new moon days. It was written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon & Yeshe Clarke

May 9th—June 6th

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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson & Jennifer Parde

May 14th—June 18th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspirat Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 25th

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