Boulder Shambhala Center Main Shrine Room photo



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.

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


Support the Boulder Shambhala Center by contributing to our Rousing Delight at BSC and Beyond Campaign!

BSC invites you to join our effort to raise $75,000 by Children’s Day, December 20, 2015.

To learn more about the campaign and to donate, click here.


 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

Beginning to Meditate

November 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. No experience necessary - everyone is welcome. Continue »

Rousing Delight at Night Celebration and Silent Auction

December 12th

Join us for delectable potions and canapés, live music, raffles and games with prizes (“uplifted shenanigans,” say the staff) – and a tantalizing silent auction: the capstone event of our 2015 Rousing Delight fundraising campaign. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 7th—February 4th (2016)

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

January 8th—January 10th (2016)

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 »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - WEEKEND FORMAT

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

January 22nd—January 24th (2016)

In this course, we look at our sense of self and identity. Drawing from both the buddhist psychology of 'selflessness' and the Shambhala view of basic goodness, we will explore our sense of self. Continue »

THE BASIC GOODNESS SERIES - Universal Questions of Humanity

January 22nd—April 17th (2016)

The Basic Goodness Series explores how three universal questions of humanity apply to our everyday lives as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing pressing global challenges. Continue »

Recent News

  • Shambhala Training

    Shambhala Guides: Offering Meditation Instruction and Fulfillment Through Engagement

    By Marisa Montagna, Practice and Education Administrator at the Boulder Shmabhala Center and Shambhala Guide We sat together in the Community Room at the Boulder Shambhala Center and Jeremy Ellis walked us through meditation instruction. We connected with our bodies and hearts, allowed ourselves to feel where we were coming from, and made our way … Continue 

  • Sakyong Mipham and family

    Celebrating the Households and Children of Shambhala

    As the days grow shorter, temperatures drop and snow begins to fly, we are reminded of the coming of winter. In the Shambhala community, this is the time of year when we join together to celebrate our families, households and especially our children.