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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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Cynthia Drake & Dr. Peter Grossenbacher

July 25th—July 27th

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 »

Beginning to Meditate

July 26th

This morning workshop includes an introductory talk by a senior teacher, meditation instruction and practice, group discussion, and refreshments. Meditation practice can become a part of any spiritual path. All are welcome. Continue »

Monday Night Open Class - Resuming Your True Nature

with Ken Campbell

July 28th

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 "Resuming Your True Nature." Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Cynthia Drake & Dr. Peter Grossenbacher

July 30th—August 27th

Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society (Weekend Format)

with Erika Berland & Stephen Vosper

August 1st—August 3rd

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. The class is open to everyone - there are no prerequisites. Continue »

What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality (Weekend Format)

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

August 15th—August 17th

This course explores our experience of the world. How do we know what is real? How do we experience the living, ordinary magic of our world and the natural environment? Continue »

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