Getting Started

Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center!

We look forward to getting to know you! Please feel welcome to stop by the center for a visit. The Boulder Shambhala Center is part of Shambhala, an international community of meditation centers and groups. We offer extensive training in meditation through introductory classes, curriculum-based programs and individual meditation instruction.

Meditation helps us synchronize body and mind in order to be present, awake, and complete. We can then apply the sanity, clarity, and presence developed in meditation to our everyday lives. Relating to life in this way creates dignified human culture, including kindness, love, and compassion. We welcome all people interested in the practice of meditation and anyone who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and nonaggression into all areas of life.

Learn more about the Boulder Shambhala Center and community at these events:


We welcome all to explore and participate! If you have any questions, contact us.




New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 6th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Taming the Mind (SSBS) New Start Date!

October 12th—November 13th

In Taming the Mind, we present the hinayana path of renouncing samsara and the joy of developing discipline on the path that leads to liberation. Continue »

Mapping the Journey: An Introduction to Grounds and Paths

with Jules Levinson

October 19th—November 23rd

The initial course will begin with an introduction to the terminology that permeates the whole of this literature and oral discourse, such as vehicle, ground, and path, subsequent to which it will turn to a close study of the five paths and eight grounds Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 20th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 25th—November 22nd

Open to all! Learn how to meditate and live a mindful life. Continue »