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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.


Special Climate Change Program
August 12-14, 2016
Living Beyond Hope and Fear:
Social Confidence and Climate Change

Please click here for program details and registration.

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 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

INVITATION to MEDITATION - A Summer Series

with Cynthia Drake & Lisa Aweida Ross

July 23rd—August 27th

Come to one or all five classes -- In this series of workshops, one explores the motivation, practice, and application of meditation. Each workshop includes meditation instruction, a short talk, and an opportunity for a discussion.. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part I: COMING TO YOUR SENSES

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 »

Shambhala Art Part II: SIGN AND SYMBOL

with Elaine Yuen & Jane Carpenter

July 31st

Shambhala Art is art that springs from clear perception and emphasizes the creative process in everyday life. This is Part II of the 5-part Series. Continue »

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Meg Wheatley

August 12th—August 14th

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate change Continue »

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change FRI EVE ONLY

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Meg Wheatley

August 12th

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate change Friday Evening ONLY Continue »

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change SUNDAY ONLY

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Meg Wheatley

August 14th

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate change Sunday Afternoon ONLY, which includes: Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate change Sunday Afternoon, which includes: - interfaith panel, - the symposium conclu Continue »

Recent News

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    Broken Treaties and Broken Hearted Warriors July 13, 6-8pm

    Community Sponsored Event July 13th , 6-8pm Boulder Shambhala Center Community Room Every single treaty – more than 500 of them – ever made between the United States government and Native Peoples has been broken, changed, or nullified by the U.S. This informal gathering at the Boulder Shambhala Center is an evening of storytelling focused on bearing witness to … Continue 

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    BSC co-sponsoring Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche talk July 8, 7:30pm

    We are co-sponsoring a talk with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche with our friends from the Boulder Bookstore. Friday, July 8th at 7:30pm at First Congregational Church located at 1128 Pine Street in Boulder. Rinpoche has a new book called “The Intelligent Heart”. The cost to attend is $10 which is good for $5 off the book. … Continue