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

Lojong Study Group

June 20th

Please join our new participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. We meet every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. to explore a different slogan. Continue »

Midsummer's Day Picnic

June 22nd

You're invited to our Midsummer’s Day Picnic, Shambhala’s annual celebration of the summer solstice, on Saturday, June 22nd, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.! We’ll be gathering at the Center this year to enjoy a picnic, lhasang, and plenty of fun activities for the kids! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

July 6th

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 »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger

July 12th—July 14th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Changling Rinpoche 2019: The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

August 9th—August 11th

Changling Rinpoche & Lama Tamang Numdul will present Teachings on Khenpo Gangshar to Vajrayana students from all communities. Continue »