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

Open Movement Collective

with Hannah Kinderlehrer & Richard Merrill

February 13th—March 27th

It's your birthright to feel good in your body. Join Rick Merrill, Hannah Kinderlehrer and senior movement teachers in the new year for our first Open Movement Collective ... Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

February 18th—May 6th

A community event for Shambhala members and newcomers—please invite your friends! Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

February 22nd—November 15th

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

Family Meditation and Meal Get Together

February 28th—May 30th

Have you wondered if you'll ever have time to meditate being a parent? Have you wanted to expose your children to meditation but can't find the proper setting? Let's support each other! We'll get together and sit. Continue »

Ringing the Gong for Earth

March 11th

Together with other local churches and spiritual groups, we are ringing our bells/drums/gongs/shofar on the 11th day of each month at 11am. We are in the 11th hour of an urgent need for action! Continue »

Community Events

Open Movement Collective

with Hannah Kinderlehrer & Richard Merrill

February 13th—March 27th

It's your birthright to feel good in your body. Join Rick Merrill, Hannah Kinderlehrer and senior movement teachers in the new year for our first Open Movement Collective ... Continue »

Mindful Cinema

February 15th—May 24th

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

Training in Tenderness: Video Recording

February 17th—February 24th

Did you miss out on Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s teachings at BSC? Or do you want to experience them a second time? Watch or listen to the recorded video stream, available for purchase until February 24. Continue »

Holding and Grounding: How to Work with the Activation of Trauma

February 17th

The purpose of this series of workshops is to offer psychoeducation on the nature of trauma to the Boulder Shambhala community, as well as to teach pragmatic techniques for grounding oneself when experiencing "triggering" from trauma ... Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 18th

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 »