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

Black Power Meditation Group

with Justin Miles

September 18th—December 11th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing and generosity. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Please join us for a celebration of gratitude for the bounty of the season, the richness of our community, and the precious gift of the teachings! Continue »

WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th—September 29th

Open to all. One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This is his heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I (Childcare provided)

with Yeshe Clarke

October 12th—October 13th

Open to all! Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson

October 15th—November 12th

Open to all. The heart of meditation practice is learning to rest in the present moment and find contentment with what is going on around us. Continue »