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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson

October 15th—November 12th

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 »

Waking Up: The Gradual Way and the Sudden Way

with Frank Berliner

October 17th—October 20th

During this weekend, we will look at our meditation journey through the steps of practicing with our hope and fear: abandoning our habit of identifying with them, transforming them into fearless awareness by working directly with their energy, and seeing Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

November 2nd

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 3rd

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Jennifer Parde & Chris Kreeger

November 8th—November 10th

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Weekend I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »