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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

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - WEEKEND FORMAT

with Acharya Daniel Hessey & Peter Aucott

August 7th—August 9th - Date cancelled

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 »

Shambhala Art Level I: COMING TO YOUR SENSES

with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

August 22nd

Shambhala Art is art that springs from clear perception and emphasizes the creative process in everyday life. Continue »

25th Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

August 25th

Please join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Roland Cohen

August 28th—August 30th

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 »

Beginning to Meditate

August 29th

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 3rd—October 1st

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 »

Recent News

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    One Year to Live: Preparing to Die Might Just Change Your Life!

    Starting at the end of this summer Boulder Shambhala Center is excited to be hosting a “One Year to Live” course led by Dominie Cappadonna and Douglas Frank. Drawing on their personal and practice experiences and the popular book by Stephen Levine: A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last the class will … Continue 

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    We’re looking for a Practice & Education Administrator

    Job Opening to begin around September 1, 2015 PRACTICE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR 20 hours/week The Practice & Education Administrator reports to the Director of Practice and Education (Jim Fladmark), and is an integral part of a team of staff and volunteers to support programs, events, and curriculum offered at the Boulder Shambhala Center. The ideal candidate will have a … Continue