Getting Started

Welcome to the Boulder Shambhala Center!

We look forward to getting to know you. Please feel welcome to explore our website and stop by the center for a visit.

The Boulder Shambhala Center is part of Shambhala, an international community of more than 200 meditation centers and groups founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham RinpocheYou can learn much more about us in the “Shambhala section of this website. 

We offer extensive training in meditation through introductory classes, curriculum-based programs and individual meditation instruction.

Shambhala is not just about meditation; it is also about culture. Meditation helps us to synchronize our body and our mind in order to be present, awake, and complete. We apply the sanity, clarity, and presence developed in meditation to our everyday life. Relating to our life in this way creates a dignified human culture, with qualities of kindness, love, and compassion.

All Shambhala Centers welcome anyone interested in the practice of meditation and anyone who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and nonaggression into all areas of life.

How to begin

You are invited to attend any of these activities and gatherings so you can learn more about the Boulder Shambhala Center and its community:

  • Visit an Open House any Sunday morning from 10:30 am – 12 noon.

Please feel welcome to explore and participate! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the center.

Introductory

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Cynthia Drake

May 18th—May 20th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs for anyone exploring meditation in order to be a more dignified person -- a support to develop openness, gentleness, fearlessness, and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Contemplating the Shambhala Vow

with Shastri Calryn Aston

May 20th

A pre-Shambhala Vow gathering with Shastri Cal Aston for anyone wishing to learn more about the Shambhala Vow. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

July 6th—July 8th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of programs for anyone exploring meditation in order to be a more dignified person through developing openness, gentleness, fearlessness, and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

INTRODUCTION TO SHAMBHALA MEDITATION: Proclaiming Basic Goodness

with Acharya Dale Asrael

July 14th—July 15th

Shambhala Meditation reveals the unconditional quality of our own innate nature to relieve the stress, suffering, and aggression of our times. Open to all. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

July 17th—July 31st

Meditation in Everyday Life introduces mindfulness meditation practice and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. This program accompanies Shambhala Training Level I, but it can be taken on its own. Continue »