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 in 1973. 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.
30th Anniversary – Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
April 4th is the 30th anniversary of the Parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. On this occasion, everyone is invited to join us to celebrate his life as your schedule permits.
30th Anniversary Events
April 1-20 Sat intensive and three Thurs eves
Class on Sadhana of Mahamudra with Barbara Smith
Open to all
Sat April 1st: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu April 6th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu April 13th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu April 20th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Click here for details and to register
Sunday April 2, 3-6pm
Restricted to tantrikas, if you don’t have the lung you can receive it on Wed March 29 at 7pm in the Auxiliary Shrine Room.
Parinirvana Day Program
Tuesday, April 4th
10am Dharma Sagara Guru Yoga Practice restricted to sadhakas
2-3:30pm Touch and Go: Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Journey to the West dvd, open to all
3:30-4pm Discovering Elegance dvd, open to all
6pm Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast –open to all, please register for the feast by clicking here
ONGOING WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS (Free)
Open meditation practice (no instruction)
Monday – Friday: Noon – 1 pm & 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am – Noon
Free meditation instruction offered at these times:
-Sunday Open House
Every Sunday: 10:30 am – 12 pm
-Monday Night Open Class (includes a talk)
Every Monday: 7 – 9 pm
-Young Sangha (ages 16 – late 30s)
Every Tuesday: 7 – 9 pm
-Wednesday Drop-in Meditation Instruction
Every Wednesday: 5 – 6 pm
New to meditation or the center?
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!