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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon

April 4th—May 9th

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 »

Shambhala Training Weekend Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Jennifer Parde & Shastri Jerry Webster

April 27th—April 29th

In Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wa Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

May 1st—May 29th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum (May 6)

May 6th

Our theme for 2017-2018 is "Growing Brave". 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 »