Did You Know that the Boulder Shambhala Center has a Green Team?

Did you know that the Boulder Shambhala Center has a Green Team? Did you know that that Green Team is dedicated to projects that will green our beautiful, historic Center further, as well as encourage our individual and collective behaviors to be ever-more sustainable, regenerative, and—best of all, lungta-raising? Think of the BSC’s Green Team … Continue 

Gonging for Climate Change.

  On the 11th day of each month, at 11am for 11 minutes, members of local faith communities gather at the corner of 14th and Spruce and let the bells of First United Methodist Church, the large Shambhala gong, and other hand-held bells, shofars, and rins peal out for awareness on Climate Action. This sacred … Continue 

New Roof Photos & Progress Update

The roof is about 90% completed, despite continual rainy weather just about every day since the start of the project.  Academy Roofing has installed the final layer, the metal panels, on about 40% of the surface. They are working their way around to end in front of the scaffolding stairs to minimize walking on the … Continue 

Roof Progress at BSC!

Although we’re currently in the middle of a thunderstorm, there has been progress on the roof at the Boulder Shambhala Center. Our project manager, Cody Mekelburg, was recently up close to the tser togs, and got some photos.  The new photos show a great deal of wear on the gold leafing, to the extent that … Continue 

Reflections from a Practitioner

Essay by Katy Klutznick, Boulder Shambhala Community Member and Volunteer I awakened from a nightmare early this morning. In bluish pre-dawn light, stunned and shaken, I considered the images from the dream: I was at the base of a granite cliff, my oddly clumsy hands fumbling, trying to force ropes into the ovoid spaces in … Continue 

Position Open at BSC: Community Outreach Director

The Boulder Shambhala Center seeks a new Community Outreach Director. This critical role combines community-building activity; managing event and office space rentals; supervising front desk and other volunteer roles; and establishing new initiatives, such as mindfulness support for local businesses. Rentals Arrange contractual agreement for event rentals, including weddings and funerals. Interface with organizations that … Continue 

11th Hour Bell-Ringing Project

By Emily Takahashi of the BSC Green Team Dear friends, As some of you are aware, the Boulder Shambhala Center has been participating in the interfaith 11th Hour Bell-Ringing project since the beginning of this calendar year. And breaking news: Bill McKibben has just written the head organizer that he is asking his 350.org planning team to discuss the … Continue 

Roof Project Update

By Eileen Malloy, BSC Director of Operations After several delays, the Dorje Dzong roof is being replaced beginning May 13th. Please join us for a blessing ceremony and lhasang with Lama Pegyal on May 13th from 2–4pm. The work should be substantially completed by June 12th, with an additional 2 weeks built into the schedule … Continue 

XOL ORIGINAL Four Directions Footwear Line: Upcycled Shoes

By Valentino Romero Hello Diverse Shambhala Family, May we all be splendid in limitless original ways. I have been a part of the Shambhala community since 2005 as a mechanic at SMC. You can imagine how messy and fun that was! From there, given that I was well prepared to live on next to zero … Continue 

Tales of Yesteryear & the Future

By Eileen Malloy, Director of Operations I have been in communication with Paul Kloppenburg, who installed the golden tser togs on the roof back in the old days. 1986 or something like that. So when the contractor and architect for the roof asked me, “How did they get them up there?” I could with a … Continue