Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Dharmic Warriors

January 17th—May 22nd

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Renee Cowan

January 21st—February 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Dhi Good

January 21st—February 18th

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective

January 22nd—June 24th

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective provides a kind and open community for meditators of color to practice. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Dhi Good

January 24th—January 26th

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

Shambhala Art 1 & 2

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen & Mindy Upton

February 1st—February 2nd

In Shambhala Art, we learn mostly through experiential exercises that make us aware and help us explore and discover the creative process Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path IV & V: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

February 7th—February 9th

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

Queering the Space: An LGBTQ+ Training

February 8th

This training will provide staff, and the Shambhala community, with the information and tools required to provide comprehensive support to LGBTQ+ community members and their families. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Feast of Dharma: Kagyu/Nyingma Vajrayana Intensive

with Larry Mermelstein

February 12th—February 17th

In this program, we intend to bring the vajra-sangha together to practice, especially, in terms of clearing obstacles, amending samaya, and celebrating sacred world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 28th—March 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Dhi Good

March 6th—March 8th

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Milarepa Day

March 8th

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Inclusivity & Anti-Oppression Training with Regan Byrd

March 8th

Diversity asks, "Who is in the room?" Inclusivity asks, "Are the people in the room welcomed to the decision-making table?" Equity asks, "Are internal organizational policies being made with the needs of employees and those we serve in mind?" Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

March 13th—March 15th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. In this way we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

LEARN TO MEDITATE

with Karin Williams

March 14th

All welcome! Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This one day workshop is based on Turning the Mind into an All Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

CONTENTMENT in EVERYDAY LIFE (CIEL)

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

March 17th—April 14th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. An exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of Buddhist teachings is presented in Contentment in Everyday Life. With Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Bodhisattva Vow Class

with Acharya Holly Gayley

March 19th—April 9th

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Urban Retreat)

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 21st—March 27th

This week-long meditation program is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and seasoned meditators are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Weekend Only)

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 21st—March 22nd

Join us for the opening weekend of our annual urban retreat. This meditation program is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and seasoned meditators are welcome. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 26th—March 30th

Throughout this weeklong retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus enter us into inherent wisdom. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

THE ART of DYING – Transforming Obstacle into Opportunity

with Andrew Holecek

March 27th—March 29th

REGISTER EARLY: Limited to 40 Participants Andrew will guide us through the Tibetan bardo teachings which can transform our daily lives by helping us approach transitions with confidence. Bardo is a Tibetan word that means "gap" or "transition." Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

April 3rd—April 5th

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

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 11th—April 12th

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

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 11th

The Bodhisattva vow is a commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the heart of bodhicitta and the commitment to develop kindness, friendliness and compassion. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 14th—May 12th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

April 17th—April 19th

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

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

April 24th—April 26th

In Shambhala Training V, our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

JOY In EVERYDAY LIFE (JIEL)

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 30th—May 28th

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 our heart of basic goodness. As we go forward on t Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 1st—May 3rd

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

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

May 2nd—May 3rd

If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 3, please join us for Level 4 with Dale Asrael. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Chogyam Trungpa Conference (Vienna)

May 22nd—May 24th

We will gather at the Boulder Shambhala Center to participate in this conference remotely. Due to the time difference, some portions will be live streamed and other segments will be shown on video delay. More information and a detailed schedule coming soo Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 22nd—May 25th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Armor of Fearlessness: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 22nd—May 24th

A practical exploration of Buddhist teachings on death, dying and relating with the groundlessness of life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

June 27th—June 28th

If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 4, please join us for Qigong Level 5 with Eva Wong! Continue »