Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center
The Boulder Shambhala Center is a cultural institution dedicated to creating enlightened society: humanity’s expansive embodiment of bravery, compassion, and profound confidence in basic goodness.
The Boulder Shambhala Center was established by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1973. BSC now operates within an international organization of city and retreat centers under the guidance and protection of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala USA.
You can learn more about our vision for the upcoming years in our Strategic Plan.
ONGOING WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS (Free)
Open meditation practice (no instruction)
Monday – Friday: Noon – 1 pm & 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am – Noon
Free meditation instruction offered at these times:
-Sunday Open House
Every Sunday: 10:30 am – 12 pm
-Monday Night Open Class (includes a talk)
Every Monday: 7 – 9 pm
-Young Sangha (ages 16 – late 30s)
Every Tuesday: 7 – 9 pm
-Wednesday Drop-in Meditation Instruction
Every Wednesday: 5 – 6 pm
New to meditation or the center?
Meditation is a practice that anyone can do, and it can become a lifelong path – especially if you are supported by a warm and 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!
Celebrate Boulder Earth Week with our Salon for Climate Change and Society!
This month our April salon will be a “salon without borders,” meaning we will not hold a formal salon on April 16, but instead invite you to participate in the array of activities happening locally during Boulder Earth Week. To view the rich calendar of events organized by C3, Boulder’s Climate Culture Collaborative please see Boulder Earth Week Calendar.
In particular, we would like to invite you to join us for these events which Salon members are helping to host.
• Open group meditation practice from 12 noon to 1pm, Monday through Friday during Earth Week, 4/17-21, in the Main Shrine Room at Boulder Shambhala Center. The sessions will include short contemplative readings related to care for the earth.
• An Interfaith Vigil for the Earth (the second) on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9pm in the Main Shrine Room at Boulder Shambhala Center. Please see the beautiful flyer attached. For more information, or to volunteer for the Interfaith Vigil, please contact Christine Lincoln at crimsonskies (at) earthlink.net
• The Peoples’ Climate March on Saturday, April 29 (Denver) If you are interested in traveling together with others from the Salon please contact Emily Takahashi at golden_summer (at) msn.com
In May, the Salon will return to its usual borders on Sunday, May 21 from 2-4 pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center. We are excited to host a panel on fracking in Colorado organized by local reporter Cara Wertheimer. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Save the dates:
BSC’s 2nd Annual Climate Change Symposium
Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Climate Symposium 2017
September 15-17, 2017