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

Special Taste of Shambhala: A Taste of Karuna Training

November 15th

In this special Taste of Shambhala, Shastri Sandra Ladley & Yeshe Clarke will offer a taste of Karuna Training, a program of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 (Childcare provided)

with Yeshe Clarke

November 17th—November 18th

Open to all! Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Establishing a Meditation Practice

with Jessica Locke

November 17th

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 »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Chris Kreeger & Paul Benson

November 20th—December 18th

This course introduces the view and practice of Mahayana (Great Vehicle) Buddhism. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon

November 21st—December 19th

Joy in Everyday Life expands upon our experience in meditation by developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »