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 I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Jerry Webster

February 22nd—February 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 »

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

with Jennifer Parde

February 28th—March 28th

The five wisdom energies, also known as the five Buddha families, are both the building blocks of our egos and the expression of our wisdom. This class will allow us to experience these energies and explore their manifestation in the elements, Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

March 2nd

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Family Day and Bodhi School

March 3rd

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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 »

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

with Geoff Cox

March 8th—March 10th

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 »