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

Family Day and Bodhi School

September 3rd—May 6th

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger & Jessica Locke

February 13th—March 13th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goe Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jennifer Parde

February 21st—March 21st

Contentment in Everyday Life provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate Continue »

Drala (in Washington, D.C.)

February 23rd—February 25th

Drala is the elemental presence of the world that is available to us through sense perceptions. Prerequisite: Windhorse Continue »


February 24th

Coming Together on February 24th is a unique opportunity to grow our sangha and welcome families and children into even more areas of BSMC life! Continue »