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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?

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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

Monday Night Open Class - Be Grateful to Everyone

with Jim Yensan

November 24th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Jim Yensan presents a talk called "Be Grateful to Everyone." Continue »

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27th—November 28th

The Boulder Shambhala Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. We will resume or normal public schedule on Sunday, November 30. Continue »

Beginning to Meditate

November 29th

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 »

Monday Night Open Class - The Sword of Wisdom

with Roland Cohen

December 1st

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Roland Cohen presents a talk called "The Sword of Wisdom." Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Peter Aucott & Angelika Behrooz

December 5th—December 7th

In Shambhala Training Level III, we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Sun Day - Annual Children's Blessing

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

December 7th

Join us this Shambhala Sun Day for our annual Children's Blessing with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown. Everyone is warmly invited to this memorable community event! Continue »

Recent News

  • Arrow graphic

    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.

  • Dan and Cal Chat

    A Harvest of Peace Teaching: Generosity Beyond Doubt

    In a thought-provoking conversation, Acharya Dan Hessey and Cal Aston explore the meaning of wealth and generosity from the perspective of the Shambhala teachings.