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

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jennifer Parde & Paul Benson

April 26th—April 28th

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program. "To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

May 4th

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 »

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

May 5th

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 »

Day of Healing

May 18th

We will gather together to nurture a sense of healing in our community. Whatever connection (or lack or connection) you’re feeling toward Shambhala, our Baltimore sangha is here to provide comfort and space for you to just be. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Edward Hargadon

June 7th—June 9th

In Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wa Continue »