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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?

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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 - Karma: It's Not All About You

with Melanie Klein

April 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 "Karma- It's Not All About You." Continue »

Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano & Heidi Mecklenburg

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 »

Beginning to Meditate

May 30th

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 »

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

June 4th

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is visiting the Boulder Shambhala Center on the tour for his new book, "The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path." Join us for an evening of conversation with one of Shambhala's favorite young teachers. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

June 17th—July 15th

Meditation in Everyday Life introduces mindfulness meditation practice and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. This program accompanies Shambhala Training Level I, but it can be taken on its own. Continue »

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