Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center!

As we work in alliance with most of the world, the physical Center will be closed until such time that the public health officials tell us that it is safe for businesses and organizations to once more open our doors.

Information and links to our many new online offerings is below.

BSC Staff will be monitoring phone messages, and continuing to receive and respond to all  emails. We will be in touch with you!

NEW! Weekly ONLINE Programs

Nightly Dharma Talk & Meditation Sessions
with senior teachers
Every Evening, 6-7 PM
Zoom link to join

Covid-19 Support Process Group
Mod, Wed, Fri
Zoom link to join

Sunday Open House
Sundays, 10-11:30AM
Zoom link to join

Young Sangha Gathering
Ages 16–late 30s
Mondays, 7-9PM
Zoom link to join

Heart of Recovery
Addiction recovery support
Tuesdays, 5:30PM
Zoom link to join

Wednesday Learn to Meditate
with Lisa Aweda-Ross & Billy Goldner
Wednesdays, 5PM
Zoom link to join

BIPOC Meditation Collective
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7-9PM
Contact: Laurie Amodeo  

Social Meditation
with Erik Castro
4th Thursday, 7PM
Zoom link to join

For a complete list of upcoming programs, please click here. A monthly, printable calendar view is here.

Upcoming Online Programs Register Now!

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior with Shastri Janet Solyntjes
April 3-5, 2020

The Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun—Part I with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
April 6-20, 2020

The Bardos of Everyday Life with Andrew Holececk
April 14-May 19, 2020

BSC COVID-19 Support Network & Resources

If you are in need of support due to COVID-19 issues, please fill out THIS FORM.

If you are able to volunteer time to assist those in need, please fill out THIS FORM.

Here is a link to COVID-19 overview & guidelines from Boulder Community Health.


NEW! Online Nightly Dharma Talks & Meditation Sessions

BSC Closure & Community Support Network, March 15th

COVID-19 Community Update

New to Meditation or the Center?

Anyone can meditate, and meditation can be a lifelong path—especially with the support of a warm, 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! Our new Sunday morning format is a great place to start!

About BSC

The Boulder Shambhala Center is a cultural institution dedicated to humanity’s expansive embodiment of bravery, compassion, and profound confidence in basic goodness. BSC was established by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1973. It now operates within an international organization of city and retreat centers.

Interested in renting space at the center for your event? Please click here!

Featured Programs

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective

January 22nd—June 24th

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective provides a kind and open community for meditators of color to practice. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz & Debora Kolwey

March 3rd—March 31st

This course introduces the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and the nature of reality. Connecting with this unborn nature, we explore the clarity and precision of living in the moment. As warriors at this level, we dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

March 30th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 3rd—April 5th

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Parinirvana Day

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 4th

Please come celebrate the life and times of the great mahasiddha and Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

April 4th

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »