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

February 26th—December 31st

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

March 25th—April 22nd

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 »

Spring Arts Day

March 31st

Boulder Shambhala Center invites you to discover meditative arts. Demonstrations and hands-on classes. Join us for all or part of the day. Children are welcome! Continue »

Community Events

Shambhala Gala at Hotel Boulderado

February 24th

Celebrating The Year of the Dog! Featuring: salsa instruction (for singles or couples), DJ, dancing, food + drink Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

February 26th—December 31st

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 »

Milarepa Day - Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus

March 1st

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

The Letter of the Black Ashe: Sacred Community - MEEK & PERKY

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Acharya Holly Gayley

March 8th—April 1st

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

Spring Arts Day

March 31st

Boulder Shambhala Center invites you to discover meditative arts. Demonstrations and hands-on classes. Join us for all or part of the day. Children are welcome! Continue »