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 School for 5-10 year olds

May 21st—June 18th

Bodhi School is a monthly gathering of youth between the ages of 5-10 years old. Continue »

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala

June 3rd—August 5th

Please join us to watch the Growing Brave Series as a community. The talks are inspiring and relevant beyond the reaches of families with children, but a profoundly important view and discussion for Shambhala warriors who aspire to create a full and vibra Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

June 5th—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 »

Midsummers Day Celebration and Picnic at Tom Watson Park

June 24th

Please join us for this gathering of the community as we celebrate Midsummer Day at Tom Watson Park Continue »

Miksang Contemplative Photography: Level 1

with Michael Levy

July 7th—July 9th

Miksang is a form of contemplative photography in which we see our world in a new and fresh way. Continue »

Community Events

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala

June 3rd—August 5th

Please join us to watch the Growing Brave Series as a community. The talks are inspiring and relevant beyond the reaches of families with children, but a profoundly important view and discussion for Shambhala warriors who aspire to create a full and vibra Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

June 5th—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 »

From Sacred Outlook to Sacred Activism

with Acharya Martin Janowitz

June 9th—June 10th

Creating Enlightened Society is not philosophy. Acharya Janowitz will guide us as we explore how Shambhala teachings on kindness, courage and wakefulness might be applied in community service, activism and just plain life. Continue »

Vaishakha Day

June 11th

Vaishakha Day is a major Buddhist holiday which commemorates three major events in the life of the historic Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment, and pairinirvana. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice - Open to All Community Members

June 11th

Join us for the monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana community practice as we gather together to connect the profound connection to basic goodness with the vastness of our daily life. This practice is open to all family and friends of Shambhala. Continue »