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 (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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon

November 21st—December 19th

Joy in Everyday Life expands upon our meditation experience by developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Through deepening our meditation, we can begin to touch our inherent confidence and open the heart of basic goodness. As we go forward on Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation:
A Book Discussion Salon

with Betsy Heeney & Tom Burkhart

November 29th—January 3rd (2018)

In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? Continue »

Learn to Meditate

November 30th

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

Children's Day

December 3rd

Please come celebrate our kids! At the time of Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Our sangha is our village, our clan, our family. Continue »