May BSC Building Updates

Boulder Shambhala Center Building Updates by Eileen Malloy, Director of Operations First, the raven’s nest has three or four mid-sized raven heads peering out from under our third-floor gable. We should be able to see them starting to fly soon. The roof replacement project is proceeding apace. We intend to select a contractor by June … Continue 

Shambhala Art Intensive: All Five Parts to be offered June 27-July 2

We’re delighted to offer all five parts of the Shambhala Arts Program in an intensive program June 27-July 2. The faculty for this art intensive includes Sensei Alexandra Shenpen, Elaine Yuen and Mindy Upton. Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program.  Each day of the intensive will offer a complete … Continue 

Sensei Alexandra Shenpen featured in The Denver Post

Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post. Excerpt of Denver Post article “Modern take on Japanese floral arrangement creates magical representations of nature” by Danika Worthington: “Fusa Wakumoto clipped the stem under water before molding the flower into the shape she wanted. She placed it in her base, finishing her floral arrangement, and bowed. The … Continue 

Spring Arts Day 3/31 featured Boulder event!

We appreciate our friends at All Things Boulder calling out BSC’s upcoming Spring Arts Day (March 31, 11am-4pm) as a top “to do” in March! We agree! We’re proud to be part of Boulder Arts Week. Get us on your calendar for Saturday, March 31 from 11 AM – 4 PM for a free, family-friendly day … Continue 

Naropa University establishes Chogyam Trungpa Institute

An excerpt from The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa —- Naropa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa. Naropa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa founded Naropa University in 1974 as a place to foster both intellect and intuition, … Continue 

BSC delighted to be part of Boulder Arts Week

Join us for Spring Arts Day on Saturday, March 31 from 11-4 to discover meditative arts. Offered in conjunction with Boulder Arts Week. “A work of art is created because there is basic sacredness, independent of the artist’s particular religious faith or trust.  Sacredness from that point of view is the discovery of goodness, which … Continue 

Shambhala Gala on Feb. 24 with Cuban dance instruction

Please join us at Hotel Boulderado on Feb. 24 from 7-11pm. The evening features: dj, dancing, dance instruction, appetizers and drinks, and a drawing for prizes! Heidi Mecklenburg will be teaching Casino and she discusses here her vision for the evening: “…Casino is a Cuban dance that has the same roots as Salsa, but is … Continue 

People of Color Meditation Group meets every 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

The People of Color Meditation Group – Colorado provides a kind and open community for meditators of color to practice. This group cultivates mutual support and understanding among people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the teachings and practice of meditation. Join us for 30 minutes of sitting meditation practice followed by group … Continue 

The Path Through Obstacles by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Obstacles aren’t to be avoided. When we apply the right antidotes, they are the path itself. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche diagnoses the different types of obstacles we face and prescribes the proper remedies. Whatever our level of meditation practice, there will always be obstacles. The Tibetan word for obstacle, parche, means “what cuts our progress.” In … Continue 

The People of Color Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was created in 2005, based on the inspiration of members of the Shambhala community from Chicago, Baltimore and New York Centers. Several of us saw that there was a gap in the visibility of People of Color in leadership and teaching positions across the mandala. While Shambhala had created a working group … Continue