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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 - Change Your Attitude and Relax

with Jim Yensan

April 20th

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Jim Yensan presents a talk called "Change Your Attitude and Relax." Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Charley Rosicky & Jill Cohen

April 21st—May 19th

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 »

Climate Change and Society Today: Living in the Challenge

April 22nd

Join us for a screening of the documentary "The Wisdom to Survive" and a panel presentation and discussion about one of the most urgent issues of our time - climate change. Everyone is invited. Continue »

Beginning to Meditate

April 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. No experience necessary - everyone is welcome. Continue »

Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life

with Acharya Mitchell Levy

May 1st—May 3rd

We are honored and delighted to invite you to an important addition to Shambhala culture, Adult Rites of Passage - a new program based upon the teachings contained in two new texts written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This program is open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

May 15th—May 17th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

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