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 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 »

Changling Rinpoche 2018: The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

July 6th—July 8th

Changling Rinpoche & Lama Tamang Numdul will present Teachings on Khenpo Gangshar to Vajrayana students from all communities. The weekend will also include a discussion of “Death and Dying”. Continue »

Making Friends with Yourself: An Online Course with Pema Chödrön

July 17th—August 21st

Join in community to experience Pema Chödrön's online course, "Making Friends with Yourself." Continue »

The Basic Goodness of Conflict: A Mindful Exploration of Conflict Transformation

with Geoff Cox

August 3rd—August 5th

To say that human beings are fundamentally good at their core as an abstract idea is a powerful proclamation, but to experience the depth of that truth even in the midst of seemingly intractable conflict is another thing entirely. Continue »