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

Making Friends with Yourself: An Online Course with Pema Chödrön

July 17th—August 21st

Please join in community for this online course with Pema Chödrön, "Making Friends with Yourself." This course is offered free of charge. Continue »

Community Vitality Meeting

August 27th

This is a time for community members and practitioners to come together and discuss what we like about our Center and exchange ideas of some ways to revitalize our community. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

September 1st

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 »

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I?

with Paul Benson

September 12th—September 29th

Open to all. This class will focus on contemplative investigations of the self, appropriate for beginner to advanced students Continue »

Shambhala Training 1: Feel Human Again

with Yeshe Clarke

September 15th—September 16th

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