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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

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 »

Death, Directives and Dana

May 31st

Join us for this one-day program exploring the spiritual and practical aspects of death and dying, including advance directives, hospice care, insurance, and estate and legacy planning. We'll provide lunch - please register so we can provide enough food. Continue »

Monday Night Open Class - Mindfulness of Life

with Carol Crutchlow

June 1st

This popular drop-in class is open to anyone with an interest in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. Tonight, Carol Crutchlow presents a talk called "Mindfulness of Life." 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 »

Monday Night Open Class - Challenging Emotions

with Ellen Mains

June 8th

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 "Challenging Emotions." Continue »

Monday Night Open Class - The Seduction of Mara

with Jim Yensan

June 15th

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 "The Seduction of Mara." Continue »

Recent News

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    Update on the Ratna Peace Initiative

    As reported by Boulder Shambhala Center Member, Tania Leontov The Ratna Peace Initiative, which teaches Buddhism and mindfulness meditation in prisons nationwide, is known to many sangha members because they have both supported the program and volunteered to work with inmates. We have some really good news.

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    Maitreya Relic Tour Coming to Boulder!

    The Boulder Shambhala Center is proud to be hosting the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour in June. The Tour was created by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2001 and has been circling the globe ever since. The tour hosts: “A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters…