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

Family Day and Bodhi School

September 3rd—May 6th

Our theme for 2017-2018 is "Growing Brave". Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from Age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Paul Benson & Chris Kreeger

March 23rd—March 25th

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program. "To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every momen Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation Drop-In Book Discussion

March 28th

A drop in workshop! No need to read or purchase the book. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and ab Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon

April 4th—May 2nd

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspirat Continue »

Saturday Night Social: All Ages Dance Party!

April 7th

Come join us for some movement and fun on Saturday night! Continue »