Boulder Shambhala Center Main Shrine Room photo

PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed on May 30 for Memorial Day. Come visit our outdoor refreshment stand for the Bolder Boulder runners just outside the main doors!


Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center

The Boulder Shambhala Center is a cultural institution dedicated to creating enlightened society: humanity’s expansive embodiment of bravery, compassion, and profound confidence in basic goodness.

The Boulder Shambhala Center was established by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in1973. BSC now operates within an international organization of city and retreat centers under the guidance and protection of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala USA.

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

Registration is now open for our featured upcoming June 4-5 program with guest teacher Rev. angel Kyodo Williams and Shastri Holly Gayley.

Click the orange text below to watch a brief welcome video for this landmark program!

Click on the image below to go to the program page for information and online registration.


 New to meditation or the center?

Katie Baingbridge

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

Disrupting Patterns & Embodying Wholeness

with Shastri Holly Gayley & angel Kyodo Williams, Sensei

June 4th—June 5th

This workshop is a call to uplift self and society. So many of our habitual patterns are entangled in social constructs and everyday practices that perpetuate social injustice and environmental degradation. Continue »

Midsummer Day Celebration and Picnic at Harlow-Platts Community Park

June 19th

Please join us for this gathering of the community as we celebrate Midsummer Day at Harlow-Platts Community Park Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

July 8th—July 10th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

PROCLAIMING BASIC GOODNESS: An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

July 9th—July 10th

As we tune into our open hearts through meditation, we discover a pathway to proclaiming basic goodness as an antidote to the stress, suffering, and aggression of our times. Open to people with all levels of experience. Continue »


July 23rd—August 27th

In this series of workshops, one learns the motivation, practice, and application of meditation relevant to our daily life. Each workshop includes meditation instruction, a short talk on meditation, and an opportunity for a discussion.. All are welcome. Continue »


with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

July 30th

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

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