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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.


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 »

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 »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

January 27th—January 29th (2017)

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 »

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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 

  • Election Evening at BSC: Not left, not right – just heart

    Election Evening at BSC: Not left, not right – just heart Tuesday, Nov. 8 7-9pm Join us for meditation practice and community dialogue about our hope and fear regarding the political climate. Evening facilitated by Noel Smith, BSC Outreach Director. Free, open to all.