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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

Morning Format - Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

September 4th—September 25th

This fall, study the Shambhala teachings at a time that works for you. We are offering all Shambhala Training levels in the morning. In Level I: The Art of Being Human, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Susan Skjei

September 5th—September 7th

The Friday night TALK is free and open to the public. In Shambhala Training Level One the ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily existence. This first level presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. Continue »


with Shastri Holly Gayley, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Shastri Andrew Sacamano

September 6th—November 18th

This series is based on The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chögyam Trunpga Rinpoche. It explores classic topics in Buddhadharma according to the three yanas or "vehicles" of Buddhism: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Continue »

Joining Heaven and Earth in Early Autumn - A Kalapa Ikebana Course

with Alexandra Shenpen

September 6th—October 1st

The contemplative art of flowers, ikebana or kado (the way of the flower), inspires us to pause and appreciate the immediacy of the seasons and our own state of mind. New students of ikebana are invited to attend this series of classes. Continue »

Shambhala Sun Day

September 7th

Everyone is invited to Shambhala Sun Day, our monthly community gathering and celebration of Shambhala teachings and culture. Be sure to stay for the food and social after the program. Continue »

Monday Night Open Class - Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose

with Ken Campbell

September 8th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Ken Campbell presents a talk called "Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose." Continue »

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