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

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

September 7th

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 »

Shambhala Training Weekend Level V: Open Sky

with Chris Kreeger

September 13th—September 15th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th—September 29th

Open to all. One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This is his heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I (Childcare provided)

with Yeshe Clarke

October 12th—October 13th

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

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 »