Suffering and Liberation

with Chris Kreeger

September 11th—October 2nd (2018)

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  • $135 Contributor Price
  • $115 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
  • Amount after scholarship (from form)
Room: Main Shrine Room

One of the most profound moments of human history occurred 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gautama became the enlightened one, the Buddha, by realizing the essence of our human condition. He shared his realization with all through teachings he called The Four Noble Truths: that all beings suffer, that all suffering arises from the delusion of ego, that there is possible an end to this suffering, and there is also a path to achieve this end. You could say that what we call “Buddhism” is a commentary on these Four Noble Truths, an attempt to realize their depth and come to the place the Buddha found. It’s important that we begin our Buddhist path by exploring these Four Noble Truths; it’s important that we revitalize our Buddhist path by revisiting them throughout our life.


The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation is a four week course exploring the Four Noble Truths from the perspective of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, captured in a book by the same name. If you are new to Buddhism and to Shambhala, you have much to learn and much to share by attending this course; if you are experienced in Buddhism and Shambhala, you too have much to learn and much to share.

Program Fee

The Baltimore Shambhala Center relies on program registration fees, as well as on donations, to be able to cover our operating expenses, including the monthly rent. We very much value your paying the registration fee for this program, if you are able to afford this amount.  


We want anyone who wishes to study meditation and to experience the Shambhala view of basic goodness to be able to do so. Scholarships are available so that our programs are open to anyone, regardless of what tuition amount they are able to afford. (See link below if your are in need of a scholarship for this program. Scholarship requests are processed online, so that there is no delay in registration.)

A $35 deposit is requested if you can not pay the full program fee now (unless you are requesting a scholarship). If requesting a scholarship, please go to scholarship page before registering. 


It is our objective to increase diversity at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center to better reflect our diverse community. To monitor our progress over time, we would like to collect information on the racial identity of participants. Providing this information, which will be tallied anonymously, is optional.

To enter this information, please click on this link.