Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Boulder Shambhala Center

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In without Going Crazy—Book Club

with Christine Lincoln & George Ramsey

August 18th—October 13th

Please join us for a study/action group at Boulder Shambhala. Do you start to feel crazy every time someone mentions climate change? There is an alternative. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Dharmic Warriors

September 6th—November 15th

Teens! Join our biweekly gathering for socializing and mindfulness. Being a teen can be rough, especially in these challenging and confusing times... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

Children ages 9 - 12 are invited to explore meditation practice and contemplative space. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

Children ages 4 - 8 invited to come explore the world through their senses. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

Join other parents monthly for time to meditate, contemplate and discuss the journey of parenting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

People of Color Meditation Group

with Laurie Amodeo

September 19th—November 21st

Monthly meditation and discussion group open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Dr. Laurie Lavine

October 8th—November 5th

This course presents introductory teachings and tools for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to all. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Finding Treasure: the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

October 13th

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will share his understanding of the history and benefit of the terma tradition to tantrikas (those who have received pointing out instruction by a lineage holder in one of the Tibetan schools).  Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Membership Ceremony and Celebration

October 13th - Date postponed or cancelled

Please join us to welcome our newest members of Shambhala. This ceremony of appreciation is a powerful moment to experience our shared principles - basic goodness and enlightened society - through gathering the community and celebrating together. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path II: Windhorse

with Roland Cohen

October 18th—October 20th

This program, the second in the Sacred Path series, teaches a practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

White Awareness Enquiry

with Melanie Klein

October 21st—November 18th

For five consecutive weeks, members of the extended community are invited to explore their experience of being white in racially-complex America. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—November 19th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

October 25th—October 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sit-A-Thon!! Unconditional Goodness: The Warriors Practice of Peace

October 26th—October 27th

BSC’s 3rd annual 24-hour Sit-A-Thon is upon us! Whether you’re new to meditation or an advanced practitioner, please show your support by joining us––for one hour, 12 hours, or all 24!––and deepen your practice, enjoy community, and benefit from six short Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Drala Hike: Staunton State Park

October 27th

Everyone is welcome to join us for a contemplative hike and experience the magic of autumn in Colorado. All experience levels, especially families and children, are encouraged to come along! Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

SADHANA of MAHAMUDRA

with Robert Krupnick

October 27th

All Welcome Robert Krupnick joins us to lead us in this practice. He will also introduce and reacquaint us with it’s history as well as discuss and explain some of the vivid imagery it contains. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 1st—November 3rd

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 1st

Please join us to read and discuss the book Radical Dharma by Lama Rod Owens, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, and Jasmine Sydullah. You are welcomed to engage in a critical discussion on the dynamics of power, privilege, and race as it affects dharma communiti Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Exploring Doubt & Confidence in an Era of Fake Everything

with Richard Merrill

November 6th—November 23rd

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings on the Four Dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon) to understand how relevant and potent these teachings are and how they can support us in meeting the challenges of our lives and times with gentleness, courage Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

November 7th—December 12th

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path I & II: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

November 8th—November 11th

Boulder Shambhala will be offering the entire Sacred Path series culminating with Golden Key over Memorial Day Weekend in 2020. This offering combines the Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse programs to prepare students to take the Drala weekend. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

JOY In EVERY DAY LIFE (JIEL)

November 14th—December 19th

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Through our discipline of meditation, we can begin to touch our inherent confidence and open heart of basic goodness Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

The Limitless Potency of Heart

November 15th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Group Meditation Instruction - Guided meditation with Acharya Melissa Moore 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Talk: The Limitless Potency of Heart Come explore the Four Limitless Ones; Maitri (loving-kindness), Compassion, Equanimity, and Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

When the Three Lords of Materialism Have Seized Power, Then What? An Exploration of the Worthiness of Warriorship

November 16th—November 17th

This program will explore Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's key teachings on working with materialism: material materialism, psychological materialism, and spiritual materialism. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: A Contemplative Art/Way of Flowers

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

November 16th

Ikebana teaches us that everyone has the instinct, gentleness and courage of artistic talent. Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, guidance from a trained instructor... and practice. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

November 22nd—November 24th

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Future is Open

with Carolyn Gimian

November 22nd—November 24th

Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, sharing a view of the Buddhist path and the practice of meditation that can actually help people to wake up. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Drala Hike: Roxborough State Park

November 24th

Everyone is welcome to join us for a contemplative hike and experience the magic of autumn in Colorado. All experience levels, especially families and children, are encouraged to come along! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with John Cobb & Shastri Dhi Good

December 6th—December 8th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 3

with Acharya Dale Asrael

December 7th—December 8th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path III: Drala

December 13th—December 15th

Drala is the third program in the Sacred Path series and introduces further warriorship practices. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Drala Hike: North Table Mountain Park

December 22nd

Everyone is welcome to join us for a contemplative hike and experience the magic of autumn in Colorado. All experience levels, especially families and children, are encouraged to come along! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path IV & V: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

February 7th—February 9th (2020)

At this point in the Sacred Path, The Four Dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, Inscrutable) engage a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 11th—April 12th (2020)

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

April 17th—April 19th (2020)

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to benefit others on a larger scale. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 22nd—May 24th (2020)

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world all around us.   Continue »