Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Boulder Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Dhi Good & Lawrence Seidl

April 30th—May 28th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Dharmic Warriors

May 17th—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 Mountain Center

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

with Larry Mermelstein

May 17th—May 26th

Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa // Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience: Embodied Listening®

with Hope Martin & David Rome

May 24th—May 27th

The more we are able to live deeply from within our bodies, the more our stuck places transform, allowing for greater joy and authenticity Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Acharya Holly Gayley

May 24th—May 27th

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, and widen one's sphere of compassion. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Family Meditation and Meal Get Together

May 30th

Have you wondered if you'll ever have time to meditate being a parent? Have you wanted to expose your children to meditation but can't find the proper setting? Let's support each other! We'll get together and sit. Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Finding Equilibrium in Uncertainty

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

June 1st

Meditation practice cannot protect us from change in our lives—especially the changes that challenge our most deeply held assumptions about ourselves and our world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

June 1st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Embodied Power and Play: Reclaiming the Feminine

June 6th—June 11th

with with Acharya Holly Gayley, Geo Logerreta, Kriste Peoples and Hannah Kinderlehrer // Join our inclusive circle to nourish your being and unleash your strength, voice, and creativity. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism

June 6th—June 9th

with Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Myokei Caine-Barrett, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick and Lyn Fine // If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial healing in North America and long for spiritual connection in this work... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Mark Kelleher

June 8th—June 9th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called taoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Travis May

June 10th

Inspired by our newest group of refugees, we will be offering an introduction and practice session for "Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara: The Practice of Taking Refuge." Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Shifting Culture: Diversity and Inclusion Conversations: Value All Voices Part I

with Katya Stewart-Sweeney

June 14th

How do we understand and value diversity in our community? Join us for an experiential exploration with Katya Stewart-Sweeney Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

June 15th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Immeasurable Wisdom: A Mahayana City Retreat

with Michelle De Raismes

June 16th—June 22nd

In these tumultuous times, many of us feel our lives are overfull and find it hard to take care of ourselves. It can be rare to have an opportunity to gather in the simplicity of meditation practice. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

June 19th—July 17th

This five-class course with one morning practice intensive is based on the profound teachings of the Buddha, Najarjuna, Asanga, and the lineage teachings of Shambhala. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

with Travis May

June 20th

The Boulder Ashe Society meets monthly to practice stroke and to deepen our understanding of The Golden Sun of the Great East. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Drala

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 21st—June 23rd

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Midsummer's Day

June 22nd

Please join us for our annual celebration of the summer solstice! BSC members and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a lhasang, potluck picnic, nature hike, pie contest, fun and games. Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Shifting Culture: Diversity and Inclusion Conversations: Value All Voices Part II

with Katya Stewart-Sweeney

June 23rd

Have you ever examined your family messages about gender? Join us for an experiential exploration with Katya Stewart-Sweeney Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path Study: Reflections of the Cosmic Mirror

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

June 25th—September 10th

For advanced Shambhala practitioners and warriors currently attending Sacred Path, this is a study group for the precious texts received. We will engage collectively with group conversations, meditation practice and study of the Shambhala terma. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Susan Dever

June 28th—June 30th

In Shambhala Training Level III, we make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

June 28th—June 30th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1st—July 11th

Enlightened Society Assembly is a group retreat for all who have completed Rigden: Unconditional Confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

July 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, VI Garchen

July 13th—July 24th

A potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

July 13th—July 14th

This weekend provides introductory tools and teachings to weave the insights of meditation into daily life. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, increasing our stability, strength, and clarity Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

July 14th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

with Steve Seely

July 19th—July 21st

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Art of Undoing: Meditation and Yoga

with Katharine Kaufman

July 20th

The pairing of meditation with yoga is lively, intimate and generous. Yoga and meditation together help us befriend our emotions, calm restlessness and meet change and difficulties with flexibility and a bigger perspective. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New Members Welcome & Orientation

July 21st

We would like to personally welcome all new community members of the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

August 2nd—August 4th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

August 3rd

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Rites of Passage

with Kerry MacLean & Rachel Steele

August 5th—August 11th

This special program marks a child’s first major step to adulthood—the transition from being dependent on one’s parents to gaining confidence as a contributing member of society, taking on greater responsibility within the family and the community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

August 9th—August 11th

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Meditation in Everyday Life

August 13th—September 10th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

August 17th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path I: Great Eastern Sun

August 30th—September 1st

Great Eastern Sun, the first program in the Sacred Path, is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world—which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 30th—September 2nd

The final program in the Sacred Path series. This three-day weekend retreat is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

August 31st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 6th—September 8th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Looking Deeply: Meditation, Difference, & Inclusion

with Jeffrey Scott

September 6th—September 8th

Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, over the course of this weekend we will engage with each other around our own experiences of exclusion/inclusion Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Ashe Society

September 7th

Restricted to graduates of Warrior Assembly, we will revisit and enjoy precious transmissions for cultivating enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

September 8th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 10th—October 8th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings to weave the insights of meditation into daily life. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, increasing our stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Membership Ceremony and Celebration

September 15th

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

Spontaneous Creativity with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

September 19th—September 22nd

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer support for participants to engage their creative nature, release pain identities that create blockages, and awaken to greater inspiration, awareness, openness, and abilities to joyfully serve others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

September 27th—September 29th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 27th—September 29th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

September 28th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

October 4th—October 6th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 8th—November 5th

Contentment, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the hinayana teachings of the Buddhist path. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and our day-to-day life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

October 12th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path II: Windhorse

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—October 27th

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

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

October 26th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. 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

Joy in Everyday Life

November 7th—November 10th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

November 10th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

November 30th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path III: Drala

December 6th—December 8th

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

December 6th—December 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

December 14th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

December 28th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Joy in Everyday Life

January 8th—February 5th (2020)

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

January 17th—January 19th (2020)

By cultivating mindfulness and awareness through meditation, the warrior in training leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with true perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world. Continue »