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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 - The Ocean and the Mainland

with Ellen Mains

October 20th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Ellen Mains presents a talk called "The Ocean and the Mainland." Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 23rd—November 20th

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 »


with Acharya Daniel Hessey, Gary Allen, Blake Thomson

October 23rd—November 13th

In Shambhala we recognize a series of "Ancestral Sovereigns" who exemplify leadership based on the experience of Basic Goodness. Such rulership is the basis of establishing good human societies on earth. Continue »

Beginning to Meditate

October 25th

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 - Spiritual But Not Religious

with Melanie Klein

October 27th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Melanie Klein presents a talk called "Spiritual But Not Religious." Continue »

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

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

October 30th—November 13th

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 »

Recent News

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    Adult Rites of Passage Weekend Postponed

    The “Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life” weekend with Acharya Mitchell Levy scheduled for October 24 – 26 has been postponed. Acharya Levy’s son, Ashoka Mukpo, recently contracted the Ebola virus while working as a journalist in Liberia. Ashoka has returned to the United States and he is receiving treatment at … Continue 

  • 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.