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

August 13th—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 »

Community Events

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

August 13th—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 »

Mindful Cinema

August 23rd—October 25th

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

Caring for Our Community

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 28th—September 29th

At this special offering from Lady Diana Mukpo, students will be invited to care for each other in community by preparing the environment and then enjoying dinner together. Continue »

Second Annual Sit-a-thon

October 20th—October 21st

Join in 24 hours of group practice, from noon on October 20th to noon the next day. Participate in the whole 24-hour period or for just one hour—whatever your schedule, inspiration, and body permit. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

October 28th

The refuge vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. "By taking the refuge vow, we commit ourselves to freedom." —Chögyam Trungpa Continue »