Please note: Boulder Shambhala Center will be closed on July 4th for the holiday.


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.

Special Climate Change Program
August 12-14, 2016
Living Beyond Hope and Fear:
Social Confidence and Climate Change

Please click here for program details and registration.


 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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

July 8th—July 10th

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 »

PROCLAIMING BASIC GOODNESS: An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

July 9th—July 10th

As we tune into our open hearts through meditation, we discover a pathway to proclaiming basic goodness as an antidote to the stress, suffering, and aggression of our times. Open to people with all levels of experience. Continue »


with Cynthia Drake & Lisa Aweida Ross

July 23rd—August 27th

Come to one or all five classes -- In this series of workshops, one explores the motivation, practice, and application of meditation. Each workshop includes meditation instruction, a short talk, and an opportunity for a discussion.. All are welcome. Continue »


with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

July 30th

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

Shambhala Art Part II: SIGN AND SYMBOL

with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

July 31st

Shambhala Art is art that springs from clear perception and emphasizes the creative process in everyday life. This is Part II of the 5-part Series. Continue »

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Meg Wheatley

August 12th—August 14th

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate change Continue »

Recent News

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    BSC co-sponsoring Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche talk July 8, 7:30pm

    We are co-sponsoring a talk with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche with our friends from the Boulder Bookstore. Friday, July 8th at 7:30pm at First Congregational Church located at 1128 Pine Street in Boulder. Rinpoche has a new book called “The Intelligent Heart”. The cost to attend is $10 which is good for $5 off the book. … Continue 

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    Luke Wilson gave “Pocket Chogyam Trungpa” to Jimmy Fallon

    A few days ago on The Tonight Show Luke Wilson presented a copy of “Pocket Chogyam Trungpa” to Jimmy Fallon and said he was inspired to do so because he felt Jimmy bears a resemblance to the books author.  Jimmy Fallon browsed through a few sections and then read from the section “Smile at Fear.” … Continue