Invitation to Help Stop “Buddhist Terror”

By Melanie Klein, BSC Director Dear Boulder Shambhala Community, Amidst the great suffering in the world today, one conflict, known as the “Buddhist Terror,” continually pulls at my heart. In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, up to an estimated one million people, the Rohingya, have been cruelly driven from their homes. Many have been killed, and the survivors … 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 

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 

We’re wired for kindness

At her talk to kick off BSC’s “Sit to Benefit” on Dec. 9 Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown shared new research which shows that as humans we are wired for kindness and compassion. I spoke with her further and she recommended a book called “The Compassionate Instinct” by Dacher Keltner of UC Berkeley. An excerpt from the … Continue 

What does BSC have to do with Climate Change?

By Boulder Shambhala Center’s Executive Director, Melanie Klein. From our Fall newsletter The Mirror. —– The Sakyong recently asked “who are we?” and “how do we help?” These are clearly important questions for us. Of course, offering Shambhala Training and other dharma programs at BSC to hundreds of students each year is, in part, an … Continue 

Shambhala Vision

“Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than on touching the earth, touching ground.  That is one definition of the setting-sun mentality: trying to conquer the earth so that you can ward off reality. There are all kinds of deodorant sprays to keep you from smelling … Continue 

Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for Whatever Comes Next

“Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a great adventure. In all great … Continue 

Did you know? The Boulder Shambhala Center Shrine Room was consecrated by HH Karmapa on June 19, 1980

Excerpt from the June/July 1980 issue of the Vajradhatu Sun: His Holiness Karmapa Arrives in Colorado With a soft smile on his face as he got off the airplane, His Holiness slowly walked toward the crowd of waiting students and television cameras. He was immediately greeted by the Vajracarya, who presented him with a white … Continue 

New pricing options for Way of Shambhala programs!

In order to simplify your registration experience we’ve introduced four pricing categories and standardized the pricing for the Shambhala Training Levels and Everyday Life series. This gives you the option to pay the full price, become a program donor, choose a subsidized rate or membership rate with the click of a button! The pricing options … Continue 

The Boulder Shambhala Center designated as a local landmark

The Boulder Shambhala Center received the first of two awards commemorating its designation as a local landmark at a ceremony held at the Chautauqua Park Community Center on Monday night. The first is a framed paper certificate, the second will be a bronze plaque to install on the building’s exterior. The plaque describes the building’s … Continue