Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center


According to the Buddhist tradition, we don’t ever get new wisdom, nor does any foreign element come into our state of mind at all. Rather, practice is a question of waking up and shedding our covers. We have those goodies in us already; we only have to uncover them.”  

     —Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition from The Heart of the Buddha

Boulder Shambhala Center’s COVID Protocols

We require anyone attending an in-person event at the Center to be vaccinated. If you have a medical exemption, please talk with us. Everyone is required to wear masks at all times in the building, except at your cushion or chair. We look forward to seeing you in-person and online, and wish you the best in health and well-being.

New & Featured Programs

Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies: Taming the Mind

October 12th—November 13th

In Taming the Mind, we present the Hinayana path of renouncing samsara and the joy of developing discipline on the path that leads to liberation. Registration & more info here.


Meditation in Everyday Life

October 25th—November 22nd

Introductory tools and teachings to weave the insights of meditation into daily life. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, increasing our stability, strength, and clarity. Registration & more info here.


Upcoming Programs

Early Morning Meditation (In-Person)

September 27th—October 29th

Early morning weekly meditation facilitated by Hugh Pixler. Continue »

Taming the Mind (SSBS) New Start Date!

with Alexander Halpern

October 12th—November 13th

In Taming the Mind, we present the hinayana path of renouncing samsara and the joy of developing discipline on the path that leads to liberation. Continue »

Active Peace Training for Shamhala Community (Online)

October 13th—December 8th

The Boulder Shambhala Center has been working with Scott Brown, the creator of the Active Peace Circle process which aids in restorative justice, harm repair, and community restoration. Scott has generously created training for the Shambhala community to Continue »

Mapping the Journey: An Introduction to Grounds and Paths

with Jules Levinson

October 19th—November 23rd

The initial course will begin with an introduction to the terminology that permeates the whole of this literature and oral discourse, such as vehicle, ground, and path, subsequent to which it will turn to a close study of the five paths and eight grounds Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life (New Date!!)

October 20th—November 17th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »