Address to Boulder Sangha from BSC Executive Director, Jessie Friedman

Address to the Boulder Sangha made on February 24, 2020 From Jessie Friedman, Director of the Boulder Shambhala Center Hello Boulder Sangha! I am so very, very happy to be here and that is most of what I want to say! Still, I have contemplated and prepared a few additional thoughts to share with you … Continue 

COVID-19 Community Update

COVID-19 Community Update from BSC Staff:  As a staff, we have implemented a staff ROTA to disinfect surfaces in the building twice a day with bleach solution. We have also posted CDC protocols throughout the building.

Warm Clothing Drive to Benefit  International Rescue Committee

  This season, the Boulder Shambhala Center is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to collect donations for refugees along the Front Range area. Refugee families in Colorado are in need of warm clothing items and blankets this winter. Most families are not accustomed to the cold Colorado weather.    Warm throw blankets of … Continue 

Job Opening: Communications and Publicity Manager at the Boulder Shambhala Center

Job Opening: Communications and Publicity Manager at the Boulder Shambhala Center   BSC is looking for a new publicity person to start in December. In this critical role, you’ll be promoting our surprisingly rich flow of classes and events as well as – alongside BSC’s staff – presenting a kind and welcoming space to all … Continue 

The Shambhala Scandal; An Inside Perspective

The Shambhala Scandal; An Inside Perspective By Melanie Klein, Director of the Boulder Shambhala Center   In Spring 2018, accusations of sexual misconduct against Shambhala’s primary teacher and leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, became public. The accusations also include abuse of power complaints by a small group of students who worked closely with the Sakyong, which … Continue 

Community Council Nominations

Dear Community, One of our Five Initiatives in response to the current situation, particularly around questions regarding hierarchy, monarchy, and the Court, is to establish a Community Council. This 5-7 member body will be established through self-nomination and voting by BSC members. The view is to increase the level of community input into BSC’s governance. … Continue 

Sexual Misconduct Training with Boulder’s District Attorney

All are welcome to participate in training on sexual misconduct provided by Boulder’s District Attorney office on Saturday October 5, 10am to noon. At this training held at BSC, Officer Catrina Weigel will provide instruction for how to recognize and respond to sexual misconduct and how to better protect against it. Everyone is welcome, and all current teachers and … Continue 

Invitation to Explore White Awareness with Melanie Klein

X White Awareness Enquiry  Five Mondays, October 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, and 18; 6:30-8pm No charge   For five consecutive weeks, members of the extended community are invited to explore their experience of being white in racially-complex America. This exploration is based on the Shambhala view of basic goodness and developed in partnership with UNtraining, a … Continue 

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel at BSC Recordings Available!

x   The Boulder Shambhala Center is pleased to announce that we are beginning to offer program recordings for purchase. After numerous requests from students outside of our immediate physical area and others unable to attend programs in person for a variety of reasons, we hope this new initiative will help these precious teachings reach … Continue 

Global Climate Strike Events on Sept. 20th.

Dear friends, You are invited to join a morning of sitting meditation practice, prior to The Global Climate Strike events, on Friday, Sept. 20, 9-10:30 at the Boulder Shambhala Center. We gather in support of the millions of young people who have participated in the Friday Student Strikes, begun by teenage Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. They are calling on all of … Continue