CORRECTION (from our most recent e-newsletter): Steve Seely will deliver the Monday Evening Dharma Talk this coming Monday, April 19, 6-7pm MDT.

 


~ In Solidarity ~

The Boulder Shambhala Center grieves with the City of Boulder for the senseless tragedy and loss of life yesterday, March 22. We stand in solidarity with the community for peace and mourning in this time of distress. Our love and prayers for those in grief.


 

Boulder Shambhala Center Community Support 

We’re committed to supporting our members during these difficult times. Please click one of the links below if you need support or are able to offer support to others.


From the Process Team:

Dear Shambhala community members, past and present,

We warmly invite you to join us in Shambhala Community Conversations: open, community-wide discussions on important topics, designed to foster connection, reflection, insight, and action across Shambhala.

All are welcome in these conversations. In them, we share our diverse views and experiences in a gentle and caring group space. We connect and listen deeply, and share what themes emerge with Shambhala’s community and leadership, so that our voices enrich the ongoing conversation. (You can learn more about how Community Conversations are summarized and shared at https://shambhala-process-team.org/shambhala-community-conversations/#sharing.)

Please register for any upcoming Community Conversation here: https://shambhalaonline.org/community-engagement-initiative/ Registrations are first-come, first-served; each conversation is capped at around 20 participants.


Program Highlights: 

 

Parinirvana Day                                     

Sunday, April 4, events offered between 1-7pm MDT

This year, while we’re still online, we have decided to join the mahasangha for Parinirvana Day on Shambhala Online and Ocean. Please join us in gathering with the larger community to celebrate the life and times of our beloved guru and founder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Learn more and register HERE!

 

Social Presencing Theater with Acharya Arawana Hayashi                       

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18, 9am-3pm MDT each day

Acharya Arawana Hayashi brings her teaching for a weekend of exploring mind, body, group relationships, and meditation. Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices inspired and informed by the teachings of Shambhala Art and Mudra Theater, which brings mindfulness, awareness, creative process, art, and body-based learning into organizational and social change efforts. It gives a person, team or organization information about patterns and relationships that are “stuck” in a system, and offers methods for creating open, sane systems. Learn more and register HERE!

 

Foundational Teachings of Buddha Dharma with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 9am-5pm MDT each day

We are delighted and honored that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche has graciously agreed to teach our sangha again this year. Rinpoche speaks of the Four Noble Truths as a “self-empowerment,” and to this day, these teachings remain the Buddha’s most important, providing a framework for the entire Dharma—all the way up to the highest teachings of Vajrayana. Learn more and register HERE!


 

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boulder Shambhala Center is currently closed to the public. We continue to offer many great online classes and practice sessions. Please join us in the virtual shrine room.

BSC staff is working remotely. We will be in touch with you! 

Featured Programs

Scorpion Seal Immersion: Week 2

March 13th—August 14th

Please see program description for prerequisites. Continue »

Tonglen Tuesdays: Touching Grief & Offering Healing

March 30th—April 27th

In times like these, it feels important to gather together, to share our heartbreak, to find our strength and resilience, and to do what we can to be of benefit to ourselves and all other beings. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Richard Merrill

March 31st—April 28th

Open to all! Learning to relax into our basic goodness allows a contentment and feeling of well-being to arise that is a total game changer! Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 19th—May 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Padmasambhava Feast

April 22nd

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

Shambhala Sadhana: Tuning in to Basic Goodness

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz, Shastri Calryn Aston, Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 24th—June 5th

This series offers an opportunity to refresh, re-enliven, and deepen one’s connection to basic goodness through this profound practice. Prerequisite: Attendance at Enlightened Society Assembly or the Lung for this practice.  Continue »

WEEKLY ONLINE OFFERINGS

Free and open to all! Donations are welcome & appreciated.

For more information about these offerings, click HERE to view our monthly calendar, and then click the offering you would like to read more information about. 

 

EVENING DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION
Monday, 6-7PM MDT
With senior teachers and weekly themes
Zoom link to join

HEART OF RECOVERY
Every Tuesday, 5:30PM MDT
Addiction recovery support
Zoom link to join Contact Kara K for password

BIPOC MEDITATION COLLECTIVE
2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7PM MDT
Contact Laurie Amodeo for link and password

PANDEMIC GROUP PRACTICE & MANTRA ACCUMULATIONS
Every Thursday, 5:30 PM MDT
Zoom link to join

QUEER COMMUNITY MEDITATION AND CONVERSATION
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 6-7:30PM MDT
Contact [email protected] for Zoom link and password

SOCIAL MEDITATION
Every Thursday, 7-8:30PM MDT
with Denver Shambhala Center
Zoom link to join Password: 920030

SUNDAY COMMUNITY PRACTICE
Sunday, 10-11AM MDT
Zoom link to join

MAHAYANA PRACTICE SESSION
Second Sunday, 11AM-Noon MDT
Add names to the practice list here
Zoom link to join