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

[email protected] (In Person & Online)

December 4th—December 18th

[email protected] offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month. Continue »

First Monday Open House (Online)

December 6th

Meditators of all levels, come share your experience of practice! We’ll use Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussion and senior meditation teachers will be available to answer questions. Continue »

Social Meditation (In Person)

December 12th

The practice of Social Meditation creates an environment where people can feel safe and supported while they explore being their full, authentic selves with other people. Open to all! Please join us this week for in-person practice at Cedarcroft Center. Continue »

Monday Open House (Online)

December 13th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Evelyn Cannon Continue »

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

December 16th

Please join our participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. This week, we'll be meeting both in person at Cedarcroft Center at 6112 York Road and on Zoom. Continue »