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Please note our updated holiday schedule:

The building is closed to the public:
-Dec. 19-23 from 1-5pm (noon sitting and evening programs continue as scheduled)
and
-The building is completely closed Dec. 24-Jan. 3

We regret any inconvenience.


Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center

The Boulder Shambhala Center is a cultural institution dedicated to creating enlightened society: humanity’s expansive embodiment of bravery, compassion, and profound confidence in basic goodness.

The Boulder Shambhala Center was established by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in1973. BSC now operates within an international organization of city and retreat centers under the guidance and protection of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala USA.

You can learn more about our vision for the upcoming years in our Strategic Plan.


Interested in Shambhala Training?
Here’s a great opportunity to start the new year off mindfully! Register online (click here):

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New to meditation or the center?

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Meditation is a practice that anyone can do, and it can become a lifelong path – especially if you are supported by a warm and vibrant community.

Join us for free instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation, one of our public meditation sessions, a weekly introductory dharma talk, or one of our many evening and weekend programs based on the Shambhala teachings. We offer classes and meditation instruction for both beginners and people with years of experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Featured Programs

Room to Breathe: A Conversation Series for Uncertain Times

December 14th—January 25th (2017)

The events of the past few weeks have changed our world. The question on many people's minds is: How do we move forward? We welcome all points of view and look forward to this opportunity to engage these questions together. Continue »

Marpa House Winter Retreat: Living In the Challenge

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 26th—December 31st

The Marpa House annual Winter Retreat provides a great opportunity to deepen one’s practice in a relaxed, urban, residential setting. Continue »

Marpa House New Year's Eve Shambhala Sadhana Feast

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 31st

Kick off New Year's Eve with a Shambhala Sadhana Feast, open to the entire Boulder community. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Steve Seely

January 13th—January 15th (2017)

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Bodhi School for 5-10 year olds

January 15th—June 18th (2017)

Bodhi School is a monthly gathering of youth between the ages of 5-10 years old. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Nina Rolle & Margery Lynch

January 19th—February 16th (2017)

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 »

Recent News

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    Bodhi School (for 5-10 year olds) starts Jan 15!

    This six month cycles of classes at the Boulder Shambhala Center is a gentle and fun way to  introduce young warriors to core concepts and imagery of Shambhala, such as basic goodness, gentleness, compassion, and confidence. Children will experience guided activities and exploration of basic meditation, Shambhala arts and good old fashioned fun! Click here … Continue 

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    Room to Breathe: A Conversation Series for Uncertain Times begins Dec. 14th!

    The events of the past few weeks have changed our world. The question on many people’s minds is: How do we move forward? We welcome all points of view and look forward to this opportunity to engage these questions together.   The Boulder Shambhala Center is pleased to offer a series of 6 drop-in gatherings … Continue