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

What Is Most Urgent for Your Path?

with Acharya Richard John

September 26th

Come join us, together with Acharya Richard John, for a virtual gathering to discuss what we can learn about our practice in these challenging and turbulent times. Continue »

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Peng Zhang

September 28th

In our Open House series, Meditation in My Life, community members share their personal journeys with meditation and spirituality and we jointly create a space where “everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.” This week's speaker is Peng Zhang. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group -- In Person!

October 3rd

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! We will be meeting in-person this month -- socially distanced, masked, & (weather permitting) outside in the courtyard behind the Center. Continue »

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Gail Spiva

October 5th

In our Open House series, Meditation in My Life, community members share their personal journeys with meditation and spirituality and we jointly create a space where “everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.” This week's speaker is Gail Spiva. Continue »

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

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Loden Nyima

October 6th—November 17th

This is the third in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Buddha's Hinayana teachings. Course III looks at the Second Noble Truth, the Origins of Suffering, exploring the Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas. Continue »