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


Boulder Shambhala Center Hours

Monday-Friday, 2:30PM-6:30PM

Sunday 9AM-Noon

If the door is locked, please ring the Spruce St. doorbell & a staff member will come greet you!

See our Calendar and Programs for scheduled programs and practice sessions. We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination or masks for Covid, but we do ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms that you do not attend any programming in person. If you need a refund, please contact [email protected]. Masks are welcome and optional.

In-Person Meditation

Early Morning Meditation

Weekday Open Meditation
Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:30PM

Sunday Morning Meditation

New to Meditation?

Thursday Open Class
Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm

Find other introductory programs such as Learn to Meditate, Young Meditators, Open House, and Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human here: Introductory Programs 

Interested in the Way of Shambhala Path? Learn more here.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday Night Open Class

May 2nd—December 26th

July 25th - Gary Allen: "Meditation and Emptiness" Continue »

[Restricted] Summer Werma Feast (Potluck)

July 27th

All practitioners of the Werma Sadhana are invited to this Summer potluck feast gathering. Please bring a dish to share. (Restricted to those with this practice transmission.) Continue »

Mahamudra Vipashyana Retreat with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

August 23rd—August 25th

"When we practice Mahamudra Vipashyana, we investigate appearances as mind, the mind as empty, and emptiness as radiant, spontaneous presence." - Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 4th

This practice written by Chogyam Trungpa invokes the blessings of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human (hybrid)

with Margot Iseman

September 13th—September 15th

Open to the art of being human through the practice of meditation! Glimpse your unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Open to your to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation. See your potential as a genuine, dignified, carin Continue »