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.


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 Community Gathering: Conversations for Good
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?

Katie Baingbridge

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!


Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children Conference
Oct. 6-9
with Acharya Adam Lobel & Sangyum Wendy Friedman

The Growing Brave Conference invites all Shambhala members currently working with, interested in, or articulating the role and path of families & children in a society.  Together we are creating an awake container of goodness, wisdom, kindness and strength. On October 6-9th we are coming together to contemplate our developmental and interrelational path, and how the culture in our households dovetails with sangha and society.  The conference is also open to children who can attend and enjoy their own age-appropriate programs. Click here for full details and online registration link.


Featured Programs

Bodhi School

September 24th—April 22nd (2018)

Bodhi School implements progressive programming for young people ages 5 through 12 to experience the basic view, forms, stories and teachings of the Shambhala path. Children, particularly after the age of 8, need dharma mentors other than their parents. W Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 24th

The entire Boulder Shambhala Community is invited to our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

September 25th—December 18th

- No event July 31 - building closed! Resumes next Monday ---- Come engage, practice and mingle–a perfect way to start your week! Join us Mondays from 7-9pm for this free, drop-in program. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Ewen McNaught

September 26th—October 24th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

September 29th—October 1st

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs for anyone exploring meditation in order to be a more dignified person through developing fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children Conference

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Sangyum Wendy Friedman

October 6th—October 8th

This conference is for educators, community organizers, leadership, parents and grandparents interested in how Shambhala raises and educates warriors from birth, through the many milestones along the path of awakening the genuine heart of warriorship. Continue »

Recent News

  • Announcing the postponement of the 9/22-9/23 Yeshe Tsogyal program

    The Boulder Shambhala Center is sorry to announce the postponement of the 9/22-9/23 program “Yeshe Tsogyal: A Celebration of Feminine Principle.” The Sakyong Wangmo has had to delay her return from Nepal, and regrets that she must cancel her participation in this program. It will be re-scheduled. We share your disappointment about the postponement, and … Continue 

  • Climate Change symposium featured on KGNU Wedns, Sept. 13 at 9am

    Tune in to KGNU Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 9am for a panel interview regarding our upcoming climate change symposium “Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Warrior Principle, Climate Action” 9/15-17.  Read more about the climate change symposium and register online at: www.livingbeyondhopeandfear.com