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

Basic Goodness 2: The Basic Goodness of Society

with Yeshe Clarke

October 9th—November 13th

Open to all. An exploration of how our meditation practice and view of basic goodness can support societal transformation Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jennifer Yarbro & Chris Kreeger

October 17th—November 14th

Open to all. The heart of meditation practice is learning to rest in the present moment and find contentment with what is going on around us. Continue »

Establishing a Meditation Practice

with Jessica Locke

October 20th

In this 3-hour workshop, you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness, or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

November 3rd

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Family Day and Bodhi School

November 4th

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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 »