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

Movie Night: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

July 28th

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. Continue »

Refuge Vow Preparatory Class

with Shastri Stephen Clarke & Jessica Locke

August 13th—August 20th

This is a class designed for students interested in exploring the meaning of the refuge vow, the formal ceremony that marks a practitioner’s entrance to the Buddhist path. It is appropriate for those aspiring to take the vow as well as those who are cur Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

with Shastri Stephen Clarke & Jessica Locke

August 13th—August 20th

This is a class designed for students interested in exploring the meaning of the bodhisattva vow. It is appropriate for those aspiring to take the vow as well as those who are curious and interested but not yet ready to take this formal step. Readings for Continue »

Special Open House Talk

with Acharya Richard John

September 7th

Richard John is back. Join us for yet another evening of his joyous talks. The topic is to be determinded. Stay tuned! Continue »

Maitri Five Wisdoms

with Acharya Richard John

September 8th—September 10th

Maitri Five Wisdoms is an interactive meditation practice created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on the traditional Buddhist principles of the five buddha families. It is available to practitioners at all levels. Continue »