Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center!

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.

 

 

Weekly Free Drop-In Programs

Open Meditation Practice
Does not include meditation instruction
Monday–Friday: 12–1pm and 5:30–6:30pm
Sunday: 9am–12pm
Check out our new Sunday morning format! 

Sunday Open House  
Sundays, 10:30–11am

Heart of Recovery
Addiction recovery support
Tuesdays, 5:30pm

Young Sangha Gathering
Ages 16–late 30s
Tuesdays, 7–9pm

Wednesday Drop-In Meditation Instruction
Wednesdays, 5–6pm

 

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

New to Meditation or the Center?

Katie Baingbridge

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!

 

The #metoo movement is currently illuminating deep challenges within the international Shambhala community. Please learn more about our communal efforts to address this heartbreak through these resources

Featured Programs

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In without Going Crazy—Book Club

with Christine Lincoln & George Ramsey

August 18th—October 13th

Please join us for a study/action group at Boulder Shambhala. Do you start to feel crazy every time someone mentions climate change? There is an alternative. Continue »

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th (2020)

New Sunday morning format! Sunday Community Practice is the opportunity for our whole community to come together for meditation, food, and conversation. Continue »

Parenting as Path

with Elizabeth Martin

September 3rd—October 1st

Please join us as we apply ancient and modern contemplative techniques, engage in discussions, and add to our parenting toolbox. Continue »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

September 5th—November 21st

Join this biweekly, relaxed, creative social gathering, and bring your handiwork! We will share tea, informal conversation, and the opportunity to practice handiwork—such as knitting, crocheting, beading, and other creative arts. Continue »

Spontaneous Creativity with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

September 19th—September 22nd

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer support for participants to engage their creative nature, release pain identities that create blockages, and awaken to greater inspiration, awareness, openness, and abilities to joyfully serve others. Continue »