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. 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

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Jennifer Parde

June 1st

Join us for an online talk and discussion by led by one of our teachers on a variety of topics pertaining to the Shambhala teachings and practices, and how we relate them to our everyday lives. All are welcome. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group (Online)

June 6th

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group! We gather online the first Saturday of each month for sitting practice, a discussion of our theme for the month, and sharing in small groups. Click through for the link to join us! Continue »

BSMC Leadership Collective Meeting (Open)

June 7th

The BSMC Leadership Collective is Baltimore Shambhala's intentional experiment in the practice of collective leadership. Please join us as we envision the future of our community together. Continue »

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course I (Online)

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Acharya Fleet Maull

June 9th—July 14th

This is the first in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Part One explores the First Noble Truth, the nature of suffering, and how we can meet suffering with maitri (unconditional friendliness). Continue »