We’re wired for kindness

At her talk to kick off BSC’s “Sit to Benefit” on Dec. 9 Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown shared new research which shows that as humans we are wired for kindness and compassion. I spoke with her further and she recommended a book called “The Compassionate Instinct” by Dacher Keltner of UC Berkeley. An excerpt from the … Continue 

What does BSC have to do with Climate Change?

By Boulder Shambhala Center’s Executive Director, Melanie Klein. From our Fall newsletter The Mirror. —– The Sakyong recently asked “who are we?” and “how do we help?” These are clearly important questions for us. Of course, offering Shambhala Training and other dharma programs at BSC to hundreds of students each year is, in part, an … Continue 

Shambhala Vision

“Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than on touching the earth, touching ground.  That is one definition of the setting-sun mentality: trying to conquer the earth so that you can ward off reality. There are all kinds of deodorant sprays to keep you from smelling … Continue 

Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for Whatever Comes Next

“Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a great adventure. In all great … Continue 

Did you know? The Boulder Shambhala Center Shrine Room was consecrated by HH Karmapa on June 19, 1980

Excerpt from the June/July 1980 issue of the Vajradhatu Sun: His Holiness Karmapa Arrives in Colorado With a soft smile on his face as he got off the airplane, His Holiness slowly walked toward the crowd of waiting students and television cameras. He was immediately greeted by the Vajracarya, who presented him with a white … Continue 

New pricing options for Way of Shambhala programs!

In order to simplify your registration experience we’ve introduced four pricing categories and standardized the pricing for the Shambhala Training Levels and Everyday Life series. This gives you the option to pay the full price, become a program donor, choose a subsidized rate or membership rate with the click of a button! The pricing options … Continue 

The Boulder Shambhala Center designated as a local landmark

The Boulder Shambhala Center received the first of two awards commemorating its designation as a local landmark at a ceremony held at the Chautauqua Park Community Center on Monday night. The first is a framed paper certificate, the second will be a bronze plaque to install on the building’s exterior. The plaque describes the building’s … Continue 

What can we do as practitioners to be a force for peace, safety and compassion?

Please join us to explore this topic with Acharya Martin Janowitz Creating Enlightened Society: From Sacred Outlook to Sacred Activism June 9-10 Click here for details Creating Enlightened Society is not philosophy. We live in a time when uncertainty, menace, and perhaps defenselessness are vivid sensations in our world, affecting us, others, and our environment … Continue 

BSC Member Lynele Jones interviewed by the Daily Mail

“While there’s disagreement on what makes up the American identity, 7 in 10 people – regardless of party – say the country is losing that identity. “It’s such stark divisions,” said Lynele Jones, a 65-year-old accountant in Boulder, Colorado. Like many Democrats, Jones pointed to diversity and openness to refugees and other immigrants as central … Continue 

Boulder’s Islamic Center Hosts Hundreds in Open House Event

From KGNU News: Boulder showed its solidarity with Muslim Americans on Sunday, February 19 when hundreds of people turned out for an open house sponsored by Boulder’s Islamic Center. The Center decided to open its doors after receiving an outpouring of support from local residents following the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants from seven mostly … Continue