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

Sunday Open House  
Sundays, 9:30–11am

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


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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!


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

Immeasurable Wisdom: A Mahayana City Retreat

with Michelle De Raismes, Roland Cohen, Rose Sposito, Lynele Jones

June 16th—June 22nd

It can be rare to have an opportunity to gather in the simplicity of meditation practice. Continue »

Mahayana Month Talk Series

with Lainie Logan, Patricia Kelly, Lynele Jones, Roland Cohen

June 17th—June 21st

Join us for this five talk series on the Mahayana! Continue »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Melanie Klein & Shastri Denise Wuensch

June 19th—July 17th

This five-class course with one morning practice intensive is based on the profound teachings of the Buddha, Najarjuna, Asanga, and the lineage teachings of Shambhala. Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

June 21st

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Midsummer's Day

June 22nd

Please join us for our annual celebration of the summer solstice! BSC members and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a lhasang, potluck picnic, nature hike, pie contest, fun and games. Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Susan Skjei

June 28th—June 30th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »