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

Refuge Vow Preparatory Class

with Shastri Stephen Clarke & Jessica Locke

August 13th—August 20th

This is a class designed for students interested in exploring the meaning of the refuge vow, the formal ceremony that marks a practitioner’s entrance to the Buddhist path. It is appropriate for those aspiring to take the vow as well as those who are cur Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

with Shastri Stephen Clarke & Jessica Locke

August 13th—August 20th

This is a class designed for students interested in exploring the meaning of the bodhisattva vow. It is appropriate for those aspiring to take the vow as well as those who are curious and interested but not yet ready to take this formal step. Readings for Continue »

Learn to Meditate

August 24th

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

Learn to Meditate

August 31st

Family Day and Bodhi School

September 3rd—May 6th (2018)

Our theme for 2017-2018 is "Growing Brave". 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 »