Community

Those who are in the sangha are warriors, because they are trying to overcome samsara. Members of the sangha support one another and care for one another. They are not perfect, but they inspire us because they are people who want to deepen their practice of mindfulness, awareness and compassion. The sangha is also a container. When we practice together, the sangha helps our discipline. We realize that there are other people around who are going through the same thing. That gives us a feeling of encouragement.
– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Boulder Shambhala Center is home to a diverse community of members with a genuine connection to contemplative practice, basic goodness and the aspiration to create enlightened society. Friends and members of the Boulder Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, classes, meetings and gatherings of various types.

Children/Families

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala

March 18th—August 5th

Please join us to watch the Growing Brave Series as a community. The talks are inspiring and relevant beyond the reaches of families with children, but a profoundly important view and discussion for Shambhala warriors who aspire to create a full and vibra Continue »

Bodhi School for 5-10 year olds

April 16th—June 18th

Bodhi School is a monthly gathering of youth between the ages of 5-10 years old. Continue »

Earth Week Vigil: Holding our World

with Shastri Holly Gayley

April 24th

As the culmination of Earth Week in Boulder, please join us for an evening of interfaith reflection through poetry, music, contemplation, and dialogue at the Boulder Shambhala Center, 7-9pm on Monday, April 24th. Continue »

Spring Arts Day and Craft Sale

May 20th

Boulder Shambhala Center will celebrate the arrival of spring with a veritable feast of cultural delight. Free of charge and open to the public! Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 24th

The entire Boulder Shambhala Community is invited to our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »

Community Events

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala

March 18th—August 5th

Please join us to watch the Growing Brave Series as a community. The talks are inspiring and relevant beyond the reaches of families with children, but a profoundly important view and discussion for Shambhala warriors who aspire to create a full and vibra Continue »

Invisible Edge: Unmasking Social Bias, Creating Vibrant Community

with Shastri Charlene Leung

April 1st—April 2nd

How does the invisible edge of unconscious social bias keep us from becoming the welcoming Shambhala culture that we long to be? How do our blindspots impact others? How can we see what we don’t see? Continue »

30th Anniversary - Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 4th

On April 4th, we will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Throughout the day there will be practice, concluding with a Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. All are welcome. Continue »

Bereavement Group

with Charley Rosicky & Sangyum Valerie Lorig

April 5th—May 10th

This bereavement support group, co-facilitated by Charley Rosicky and Valerie Lorig, will provide a safe and confidential container for group members and will incorporate mindfulness meditation practice into a traditional curriculum for the healthy proces Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice - Open to All Community Members

April 9th

Join us for the monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana community practice as we gather together to connect the profound connection to basic goodness with the vastness of our daily life. This practice is open to all family and friends of Shambhala. Continue »