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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

Monday Night Open Class - Journey Without Goal

with Ken Campbell

October 12th

Monday Night Open Class is a popular drop-in class open to anyone interested in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight's topic is Journey Without Goal. Continue »

The Inseparable Union of Feminine & Masculine Principles II*

with Sangyum Agness Au & Erika Berland

October 13th—November 17th

Beyond any categories of gender identification, the glorious dharma provides a wealth of diverse methods to comprehend and realize the complexity of feminine and masculine principles in our everyday reality. Continue »

Morning Format- Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

October 14th—November 4th

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. Class happens on four Thursday mornings. Continue »

Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

October 14th—October 28th

This course provides an introduction to the Refuge Vow, and is recommended for those who wish to take the vow at the Boulder Shambhala Center in November. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 15th—November 12th

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 »

Sacred Path - Great Eastern Sun

with Carol Crutchlow

October 16th—October 18th

Great Eastern Sun, the first program in the Sacred Path, is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world - which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. Continue »

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