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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

Free Public Talk: Essential Heart of Kasungship - The View, Practice and Action of the Dorje Kasung

with Kasung Kyi Khyap Jesse Grimes & Sergeant Major Anna Weinstein

March 27th

Come and gather with us to learn about the practice of Kasungship. The Boulder Dorje Kasung invite all community members to the first talk of the Essential Heart of Kasungship. There is no charge for this event. Please join us! Continue »

Beginning to Meditate

March 28th

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 »

Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 4th

On April 4th, it is 28 years since the passing of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, into Parinirvana. We will commemorate this anniversary with a Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. Everyone is welcome and warmly invited to attend. Continue »

Introduction to Kalapa Ikebana: The Japanese Contemplative Art of Flowers

with Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei

April 8th—May 20th

The contemplative art of flowers, ikebana or kado (the way of the flower), inspires us to pause and appreciate the immediacy of the seasons and our own state of mind. Beginners are warmly invited to this class. No prior ikebana experience is required. Continue »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Acharya Daniel Hessey & Angelika Behrooz

April 15th—May 20th

This course explores our experience of the world. How do we know what is real? How do we experience the living, ordinary magic of our world and the natural environment? 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 »

Recent News

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    The Passing of Fay Octavia Elliott

    Everyone who was touched by the life of Fay Octavia Elliott is invited to her funeral ceremony on Thursday, March 26 at 5pm in the Main Shrine Room of the Boulder Shambhala Center. Additional details about the funeral service are inside this post.