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 (2018)

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 & Betsy Heeney

September 5th—October 10th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

September 28th

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

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

A Morning On The Chesapeake

October 7th

We want to invite you to spend a morning on the Bay with a representative from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. We're sailing on a Chesapeake Skipjack -- which holds 20 people. It's both a pleasure and an educational trip. Continue »