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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


with Acharya Daniel Hessey, Gary Allen, Blake Thomson

October 23rd—November 13th

In Shambhala we recognize a series of "Ancestral Sovereigns" who exemplify leadership based on the experience of Basic Goodness. Such rulership is the basis of establishing good human societies on earth. Continue »

Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

October 30th—November 13th

This course provides an introduction to the Refuge Vow, and is recommended for those who wish to take the vow at the Boulder Shambhala Center in November. Continue »

Bodhi School

November 2nd

Bodhi School introduces the young warriors of our community to gentleness, compassion, confidence and basic goodness through guided activities and exploration, and Shambhala art. For children ages 5 to 10. Continue »

Monday Night Open Class - Chance, Fate, Karma and Luck

with John Weber

November 3rd

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, John Weber presents a talk called "Chance, Fate, Karma and Luck." Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with David Sanford

November 7th—November 9th

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

Monday Night Open Class - The Sudden Jerk of Awareness

with Carol Crutchlow

November 10th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Carol Crutchlow presents a talk called "The Sudden Jerk of Awareness." Continue »

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