Who We Are

The Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of over 200 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Shambhala is dedicated to the view that a dignified life based on meditative understanding is accessible to everyone and can blossom into an enlightened society. Contemplative practices bring into our ordinary lives a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor.

The Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center welcomes anyone interested in the practice of meditation and anyone who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and nonaggression into all areas of life.

Open to all regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation, the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a vibrant, diverse community of members and friends who provide ongoing volunteer and financial support – creating a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potential of our authentic wisdom traditions.

Here are some opportunities to come join us: