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

Family Day and Bodhi School

September 3rd—May 6th (2018)

Our theme for 2017-2018 is "Growing Brave". 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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger & Peng Zhang

October 17th—November 14th

Contentment in Everyday Life provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 19th

An opportunity to begin a practice or refresh your practice. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »

Shambhala Art
Parts I and II

with Jennifer Parde

October 20th—October 22nd

The practice of dharme art is a way to use our lives to communicate without confusion the primordial & magical nature of what we see, hear, and touch. – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 26th

An opportunity to begin a practice or refresh your practice. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »