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 9:30–11am.

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

Introductory

Bodhi Family

September 9th—December 9th

This fall, bring your family to the Boulder Shambhala Center to unplug and connect with each other and with other families. Classes begin with family meditation and contemplative activities that develop Strength, Confidence and Compassion. Continue »

Well Being Yoga with Katharine Kaufman

September 17th—December 5th

Feel at ease through a gentle yoga practice designed to release stiffness and tension. Quiet restorative positions are paired with breath-oriented standing sequences, balancing strength and suppleness... Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

September 21st—November 30th

Teens! Join us in our newly formed gathering for socializing and mindfulness. Being a teen can be rough, especially in these challenging and confusing times. Continue »

Refuge Vow Class

with Acharya Holly Gayley

October 10th—October 24th

The refuge vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. "By taking the refuge vow, we commit ourselves to freedom." —Chögyam Trungpa Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Margot Iseman

October 16th—October 30th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings to weave the insights of meditation into daily life. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, increasing our stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »