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

September 24th—April 22nd (2018)

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. W Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 24th

The entire Boulder Shambhala Community is invited to our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

September 25th—December 18th

- No event July 31 - building closed! Resumes next Monday ---- 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 »

Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children Conference

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Sangyum Wendy Friedman

October 6th—October 8th

This conference is for educators, community organizers, leadership, parents and grandparents interested in how Shambhala raises and educates warriors from birth, through the many milestones along the path of awakening the genuine heart of warriorship. Continue »

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 17th

On this day we celebrate the children of the sangha and bring warmth, light, and cheerfulness to the darkest time of the year. Continue »

Community Events

Harvest of Peace

September 24th

The entire Boulder Shambhala Community is invited to our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

September 25th—December 18th

- No event July 31 - building closed! Resumes next Monday ---- 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 »

Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children Conference

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Sangyum Wendy Friedman

October 6th—October 8th

This conference is for educators, community organizers, leadership, parents and grandparents interested in how Shambhala raises and educates warriors from birth, through the many milestones along the path of awakening the genuine heart of warriorship. Continue »

The Letter of the Black Ashe: Sacred Community - GES & Windhorse

with Sangyum Agness Au & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

November 11th—December 14th

A new approach to study the Shambhala terma as a community. Participants receive and study "The Letter of the Black Ashe". Open to those who have attended the Rigden weekend and to all who have previously received this text. Continue »

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's Birthday

November 15th

Celebrate Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's birthday with practice. Continue »