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

Bodhi Family

September 9th—December 9th

This fall, bring your family to the Boulder Shambhala Center to unplug and connect with each other and with other families. Classes begin with family meditation and contemplative activities that develop Strength, Confidence and Compassion. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

September 21st—November 30th

Teens! Join us in our newly formed gathering for socializing and mindfulness. Being a teen can be rough, especially in these challenging and confusing times. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

October 8th—December 17th

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 »

Shambhala Day 2019

February 5th (2019)

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin the Year of the Earth Pig! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Community Events

Bodhi Family

September 9th—December 9th

This fall, bring your family to the Boulder Shambhala Center to unplug and connect with each other and with other families. Classes begin with family meditation and contemplative activities that develop Strength, Confidence and Compassion. Continue »

Mindful Cinema

September 20th—November 30th

Fusing international culture, diversity, and kindness, Mindful Cinema is a new gathering for Shambhala Boulder cinephiles and foodies. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

October 8th—December 17th

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 »

Goodness Shared: A 24-Hour Sit-A-Thon

October 20th—October 21st

Equal parts fundraiser and contemplative community-builder—join the good cause that is good for you! 24-hour sitting begins at noon on Saturday, October 20th. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

October 28th

The refuge vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. "By taking the refuge vow, we commit ourselves to freedom." —Chögyam Trungpa Continue »