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The Boulder Shambhala Center will be closed to the public on Monday, Feb. 8th as we  prepare and set-up for Shambhala Day on Tuesday.  You are welcome to join us at 9:00am on Tuesday morning when our Shambhala Day celebration begins.


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.

You can learn more about our vision for the upcoming years in our new Strategic Plan.


 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!


 Shambhala Day 2016 Celebrations – Year of the Fire Monkey

Shambhala Day is Tuesday, February 9 and we are so excited and honored to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be in Boulder to offer his annual Shambhala Day address from the Boulder Shambhala Center that morning.

Shambhala week is full of uplifted celebrations as we move ahead into the new year. A complete listing of the week’s events can been viewed here. 

We also hope you can join us for the Friday night Shambhala Gala and Story Slam at eTown Hall. Tickets can be purchased online here.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Featured Programs


January 22nd—March 23rd

The Basic Goodness Series explores how three universal questions of humanity apply to our everyday lives as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing pressing global challenges. Continue »

Shambhala Gala and Story Slam at eTown Hall

February 12th

Celebrate Shambhala week and 40 years of Dorje Dzong with a festive reception, stories and music. Continue »

Cultural Humility in Enlightened Society

with Elaine Yuen & Carla Mueller

February 28th

Join us for this one day program to explore what prevents us from listening deeply, and how we've been socially conditioned to interpret what we hear. We will explore how this understanding informs the basis for developing cultural humility. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Carol Crutchlow

March 4th—March 6th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 8th—April 5th

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 »


with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Angelika Behrooz

March 11th—March 23rd

This course explores our relationship with others, our aspirations to help the world, and specific aspects of social transformation. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

Recent News

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    The Arrow and Hometown Authors

    Please enjoy this letter from The Arrow Editors, Kai and Gabe. Kai is a member of the Boulder Shambhala Center. Gabe grew up in the Boulder sangha and is now a part of DC Shambhala. You can read the article mentioned below and more of The Arrow here.   

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