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

The Future of Shambhala & Community Cookout

May 19th

Please join us for a listening session with Nancy KapLon, a member of the Shambhala Process Team. The Team is consulting with the entire Shambhala community to gather input on how Shambhala can restructure itself going forward. A cookout follows at 3:30. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

June 1st

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 »

Movie Night: I Am Not Your Negro

June 1st

It's time for movie night at Baltimore Shambhala! Please join us on Saturday, June 1 at 7 pm for a showing of "I Am Not Your Negro," a multiple Academy Award-nominated film which uses the words of James Baldwin to explore the history of racism in the U.S. Continue »

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

June 2nd

Join this last First Sunday Family Day gathering of the season (rescheduled from May due to the rain) for a contemplative hike in the woods followed by sharing poetry and a picnic! Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Edward Hargadon

June 7th—June 9th

In Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wa Continue »