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

Shambhala Chorus

with Bill Douglas

December 8th—December 22nd

The Shambhala Chorus will meet three times in December to prepare for the Winter Solstice Children’s Day festivities. During the event on December 22, we will lead the children in singing uplifting Shambhala and Buddhist songs as part of the celebration. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

December 10th—February 25th (2019)

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

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 22nd

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

January 11th—March 22nd (2019)

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 »

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

Shambhala Chorus

with Bill Douglas

December 8th—December 22nd

The Shambhala Chorus will meet three times in December to prepare for the Winter Solstice Children’s Day festivities. During the event on December 22, we will lead the children in singing uplifting Shambhala and Buddhist songs as part of the celebration. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

December 10th—February 25th (2019)

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

Mindful Cinema

December 13th—March 29th (2019)

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

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

December 15th—February 17th (2019)

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 »

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 22nd

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »