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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

Monday Night Open Class - Video featuring Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chodron

with Ellen Mains

December 22nd

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Ellen Mains hosts a video presentation featuring Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chodron. Continue »

The Boulder Shambhala Center Will Be Closed December 25 - January 3, 2015

December 25th—January 3rd (2015)

The Boulder Shambhala Center will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through Saturday, January 3, 2015. We will reopen on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Continue »

Who Am I?: The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Nicki Dayley & Calryn Aston

January 7th—February 11th (2015)

In this course, we look at our experience of being “me,” 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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

January 9th—January 11th (2015)

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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 15th—February 12th (2015)

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 »

Morning Format - Joy in Everyday Life

January 20th—February 17th (2015)

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. This class meets on five Tuesday mornings. Continue »

Recent News

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    Help us finish our 2014 Fundraising Campaign in style!

    Everyone is invited to our Fill-the-Gap Party this Saturday night! Don’t miss a chance to celebrate the end of our 2014 Fundraising Campaign with friends, food, cocktails, live music from Nina Rolle’s band, and a wonderful selection of silent auction and raffle items. Click to see a complete list.

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    Check out the new issue of The Arrow

    The Arrow is a journal of “wakeful society, culture and politics” founded by two members of the Boulder Shambhala community. This issue features a new article by Acharya Daniel Hessey investigating the connection between sacredness and everyday life.