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.

Did you see our ad in the Oct. 13 “Voter’s Guide” special edition of the Boulder Weekly? Click here to register for ST Level One: The Art of Being Human Oct. 21-23.


HALF OFF OFFER If you are a police or correctional officer, first reponder or service man or woman we’d like to offer the weekend to you at half price ($75 total) in honor of your service to the community. To register for the half-off offer please email finance@boulder.shambhala.org to register at the special rate with the subject line “Half-off ST Level One registration for 1st responders”. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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 Shastri Holly Gayley, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Sherry Ellms, Sangyum Agness Au

September 10th—November 9th

This is the Basic Goodness Series - we're trying out a new name to emphasize society and how these teachings are applied to engage life on a personal level, to live as a human being on this earth, and to relate with others in a society. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with David Sanford

October 21st—October 23rd

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 »

Illuminating Basic Goodness: How Can I Help? Transforming Self and Society

with Sangyum Agness Au & Shastri Holly Gayley

October 22nd—November 9th

How can we draw out the goodness of others? How does this contribute to the larger culture and society? This course explores the Shambhala teachings of the four dignities to work with family, livelihood, entertainment, and wealth. Open to all. Continue »

Beyond Suffering: An Evening of Unconditional Self Love and Qi Gong

October 22nd

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow a long-life empowerment Open to all.. Continue »

Sacred Path - Windhorse

with Michelle de Raismes

October 28th—October 30th

This program, the second in the Sacred Path, teaches a practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

November 4th—November 6th

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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