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

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

October 6th

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 »

Family Day and Bodhi School

October 7th

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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 »

Basic Goodness 2: The Basic Goodness of Society

with Yeshe Clarke

October 9th—November 13th

Open to all. An exploration of how our meditation practice and view of basic goodness can support societal transformation Continue »

White Awake Baltimore Study Group

October 10th

We invite anyone who identifies as white to join us as we learn about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that we can consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. Continue »

RADICAL SIMPLICITY: Shambhala Meditation for a Troubled World with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

October 12th—October 14th

Open to all. We will draw on the wisdom of Buddhism, Tibetan shamanism, the Quakers, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Karen Armstrong and others. In a gentle environment, Continue »