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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

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Jonathan Barbieri & Rose Sposito

February 25th—April 1st

This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sangyum Valerie Lorig

February 27th—March 1st

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 »

Beginning to Meditate

February 28th

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. Everyone is welcome. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Sherab Manoukian & Robert Styer

March 3rd—March 31st

Meditation in Everyday Life introduces mindfulness meditation practice and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. This program accompanies Shambhala Training Level I, but it can be taken on its own. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 4th

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

The Bodhisattva Path - Free Public Talk

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

March 8th

Everyone is invited to this free public talk about The Bodhisattva Path with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown. Those taking the Bodhisattva Vow in the afternoon are encouraged to invite family and friends to this public event, as the vow ceremony is restricted Continue »

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