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 Rinpoche, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition

Marshall Fire Recovery Resources

Two highly experienced psychotherapists within the Boulder Shambhala Community have kindly offered their services to anyone needing someone to talk with. As the shock wears off, and the duration of what has occurred takes hold, it is natural that more people will recognize a need for this sort of support. If you are seeking this support for yourself or a friend, please write to Tracy Suchocki at [email protected].

Donate directly to local sangha and sangha friends impacted by the fires here. Please insert: For Fire Relief in the notes, and we will make certain the donation goes to those impacted.

List of Resources:

The Community Foundation reports that its Boulder County Wildfire Fund has raised over $12 million from over 43,000 donors. In case you know of someone directly impacted by the wildfire who has not received their email, the Foundation states: “Funds are being disbursed through the Disaster Assistance Center at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette seven days a week, 9AM – 7PM.”

Boulder Shambhala’s COVID-19 Protocols

The Boulder Shambhala Center is closed to the public at this time as renovations are in process. We continue to be open to Sangha members who are fully vaccinated and participating in in-person and hybrid programs and practice sessions. Proof of vaccination or medical exemption is required. Please arrive wearing a mask. Masks may be removed once settled on one’s meditation seat. As the Center approaches completion over the next month of our extensive renovations, we look forward to resuming regular weekday open hours and evening meditation at the start of the New Year. Please check our Calendar for scheduled programs and practice session.

New to Boulder Shambhala Center?

Please check out our Introductory Programs here. Every Sunday morning we offer Sunday Community Practice, free and open to all. This is an opportunity to receive meditation instruction, practice with a group, and learn more about Shambhala Buddhism. Weekly offerings include Heart of Recovery, Queer Community Meditation, and Dharmic Warriors for teens.

Featured Programs

BSC’s 5th Annual Sit-A-Thon!
May the Lotus Garden Bloom (Hybrid)

NEW DATE! March 26—March 27

Join in for 24-hrs of hearing the dharma teachings, contemplating their meaning, and neditating to stabilize the view. Continue »



Upcoming Programs

Dharmic Warriors: A Mindful Gathering for Teens and Tweens (Hybrid)

January 6th—April 7th

Socialize, meditate, learn contemplative arts, eat pizza and just hang out! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (Hybrid)

January 31st—February 28th

Open to all! Learn how to meditate and live a mindful life. Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

February 11th

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

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies (SSBS)

February 18th—February 20th

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies is a meditation practice that was created in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche based on the traditional principles of the five buddha families and a vajrayana approach to mind, energy, and space. Continue »

Werma Feast

February 19th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »