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.

 

 

Introductory

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th

New Sunday morning format! Sunday Community Practice is the opportunity for our whole community to come together for meditation, food, and conversation. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

January 17th—May 8th

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

The Fearless Garuda—Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III

January 28th—February 25th

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Shambhala Day Celebration

February 24th

On this first evening of the year of the Iron Mouse, we gather as a community to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice written 50 years ago by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 29th—March 1st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings. Continue »