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 21st—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 »

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 »

Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children Conference

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Sangyum Wendy Friedman

October 6th—October 9th

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

Umdze Training

with Noel Smith

August 19th

An UMDZE is the time keeper and chant leader for sitting meditation, and is an opportunity to deepen your own practice while also serving others. The umdze seat is taken by a practitioner providing an example of all the forms. Continue »

COMMUNITY MEETING and LUNCH

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Acharya Holly Gayley

August 20th

It has been years since we had a community meeting. Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown and Acharya Holly Gayley will revisit why Shambhala is here and what Shambhala has to offer this world. All Shambhala members welcome. Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

August 21st—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 »

At Nalandabodhi -- Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

August 26th

UPDATE - the Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin has been moved to Nalandabodhi and will be an all-day event on Saturday August 26. All are welcome. Continue »

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Warrior Principle, Climate Action

with Acharya Martin Janowitz & Sahar Alsahlani

September 15th—September 17th

Please register on this page for the complete weekend symposium. Please join us for our 2nd annual climate change summer symposium. Continue »