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

Shambhala Training Weekend Level V: Open Sky

with Jude Robison

May 18th—May 20th

“The only answer is nowness.”—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

The Way of Flowers: An Introduction to the Contemplative Practice of Flower Arranging

with Barbara Craig

June 9th—June 10th

Discover and cultivate the source of your creativity by learning how to express this quality through Kado, the meditative, contemplative practice of flower arranging in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Midsummer Day Picnic

June 16th

Hold the Day - details about our annual Midsummer celebration will be announced soon! Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Nick Kranz

June 22nd—June 24th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »