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

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

December 11th—December 18th

Come engage, practice and mingle–a perfect way to start your week! Join us Mondays from 7-9pm for this free, drop-in program. Continue »

Bodhi School

December 16th—April 22nd (2018)

Bodhi School implements progressive programming for young people ages 5 through 12 to experience the basic view, forms, stories and teachings of the Shambhala path. Children, particularly after the age of 8, need dharma mentors other than their parents. Continue »

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 17th

On this day we celebrate the children of the sangha and bring warmth, light, and cheerfulness to the darkest time of the year. Continue »

Community Events

The Letter of the Black Ashe: Sacred Community - GES & Windhorse

with Sangyum Agness Au & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

November 11th—December 14th

A new approach to study the Shambhala terma as a community. Participants receive and study "The Letter of the Black Ashe". Open to those who have attended the Rigden weekend and to all who have previously received this text. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

December 11th—December 18th

Come engage, practice and mingle–a perfect way to start your week! Join us Mondays from 7-9pm for this free, drop-in program. Continue »

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 17th

On this day we celebrate the children of the sangha and bring warmth, light, and cheerfulness to the darkest time of the year. Continue »

Marpa House Winter Retreat

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 26th—December 31st

The Marpa House annual Winter Retreat provides a great opportunity to deepen one’s practice in a relaxed, urban, residential setting. Continue »

The Letter of the Black Ashe: Sacred Community - DRALA

with Sangyum Agness Au & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

January 18th—February 4th (2018)

A new approach to study the Shambhala terma as a community. Participants study "The Letter of the Black Ashe" and the Windhorse sourcebook. Open to those who have previously received the terma text. Continue »