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Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center

The Boulder Shambhala Center is part of a global community of meditation centers dedicated to the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life through meditation so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

We welcome anyone interested in the practice of meditation and anyone who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and nonaggression into all areas of life.

 New to meditation or the center?

Katie Baingbridge

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

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - WEEKEND FORMAT

July 10th—July 12th

In this course, we look at our sense of self and identity. Drawing from both the buddhist psychology of “selflessness” and the Shambhala view of basic goodness, we will explore our sense of self. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

July 22nd—August 19th

Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - WEEKEND FORMAT

July 24th—July 26th

This course explores our relationship with others, our aspirations to help the world, and specific aspects of social transformation. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

Beginning to Meditate

July 25th

Learn to meditate during this morning workshop led by an experienced meditation instructor. Class includes meditation instruction, a chance to practice, a time for questions and discussion. No experience necessary - everyone is welcome. Continue »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - WEEKEND FORMAT

August 7th—August 9th

This course explores our experience of the world. How do we know what is real? How do we experience the living, ordinary magic of our world and the natural environment? Continue »

Shambhala Art Level I: COMING TO YOUR SENSES

with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

August 22nd

Shambhala Art is art that springs from clear perception and emphasizes the creative process in everyday life. Continue »

Recent News

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    Midsummer’s Day Regional Celebration!

      Rocky Mountain Shambhala Mid Summer’s Day Celebration and Picnic Potluck Everyone is invited to the Rocky Mountain Shambhala regional Mid Summer’s Day Celebration on Sun June 21st from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) in Loveland, CO.

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    Update on the Ratna Peace Initiative

    As reported by Boulder Shambhala Center Member, Tania Leontov The Ratna Peace Initiative, which teaches Buddhism and mindfulness meditation in prisons nationwide, is known to many sangha members because they have both supported the program and volunteered to work with inmates. We have some really good news.