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

Contentment In Everday Life

with Tom Burkhart & Betsy Heeney

March 12th—April 23rd

No time on Tuesdays? Here's an opportunity to take this class on Sundays. This course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation, the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation pr Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Robin Williams & David Purcell

March 28th—April 25th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspirat Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 30th

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

Creativity Circle

with Jennifer Parde

March 31st

This is an opportunity to come and share anything that you would like--a poem, a story, a song, an idea, or just your presence :-)--with your fellow Shambhalian friends and artists. This is an open, heart-centered community gathering, so feel free to com Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 6th—April 27th

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