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.




The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

April 14th—June 16th

For the awakened ones, death is an illusion, and this course aims to lead you to that awakening. Continue »

Evening Dharma Talk & Meditation

April 17th—June 12th

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

In Love with the World Reading Group

May 3rd—May 31st

Please join us Sundays to discuss Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's "In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey through the Bardos of Living and Dying". Continue »

The Heart of the Awakened Mind with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

May 30th—May 31st

Boulder Shambhala is very excited to be welcoming back Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche this year! Open to all! Continue »

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Vajrayana

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

In Part III, contemplating the third yana, we will work with teachings on indestructible sacredness reviewing readings from Trungpa Rinpoche's  The Heart of the Buddha, particularly the chapter "Sacred Outlook." Continue »