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.




Evening Dharma Talk & Meditation

April 17th—November 13th

We invite you to gather during this time of pandemic to join in conversation, Buddhist teachings, meditation, practice, and community. Continue »

Love and Rage: A Lu Collective Reading Group

August 2nd—September 13th

Please join us for Sundays in August to discuss pressing issues of racial justice, anger, and look directly at your own biases and systemic oppression. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 18th

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 »

The Bodhisattva Path: A Study Intensive with Holly Gayley and Loden Nyima

with Holly Gayley & Loden Nyima

August 26th—October 21st

Join us for a deep dive into the Mahayana classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by the eighth-century Indian master Shantideva. Open to all! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 2nd

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 »