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

Compassion Cultivation Training - CCT©

with Jennifer Yarbro

January 21st—March 10th

Cultivating compassion as a daily practice helps individuals and groups embrace challenging relationships and manage the stress of modern society Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala 24-Hour Sit-A-Thon

January 25th—January 26th

Support our beloved center, push the limits of your practice, and have fun at our first-ever BSMC 24-Hour Sit-A-Thon! Continue »

Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level I

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

February 7th—February 8th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all! Continue »

BIPOC Day-Long Retreat

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls & Justin Miles

February 9th

Join us in cultivating human dignity, the necessary ground for healing personal, interpersonal, and social oppression. Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition. Continue »

Family Day and Bodhi School

March 1st

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 »