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

Community Pot-Luck & Meeting

with Shastri Stephen Clarke & Edward Hargadon

July 2nd

Special Open House Talk: The Power of Being Present: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 6th

The practice of the four foundations is an everyday practice to enter the now more fully. One often hears that one meditates to learn to relax. Although relaxing is often one of the byproducts of Buddhist meditation, the true purpose is to be present in Continue »

Basic Goodness III Weekend

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 7th—July 9th

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, What is real? And explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives Continue »

Great Mandala Offering

July 15th

The Great Mandala Offering practice cultivates generosity in our lives and the aspiration to realize enlightened society. Participation is restricted to graduates of the Sacred World Assembly (Vajrayana Seminary). Continue »

Movie Night: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

July 28th

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. Continue »