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

Family Day and Bodhi School

September 3rd—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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson

January 10th—February 7th

Meditation in Everyday Life is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, br Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation Drop-In Book Discussion

January 24th

A drop in workshop! No need to read or purchase the book. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and ab Continue »

Windhorse

with Yeshe Clarke

January 26th—January 28th

The practice of windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. It is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation Drop-In Book Discussion

January 31st

A drop in workshop! No need to read or purchase the book. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and ab Continue »