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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Calryn Aston

August 7th—September 4th

Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. This class is open to everyone. It will be held on five Tuesday evenings. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri & Shastri Dhi Good

August 24th—August 26th

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 »

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Programs 1 & 2

with Acharya Dale Asrael

September 1st—September 2nd

Qigong includes gentle, relaxing exercises to strengthen joints, muscles, tendons, and bones. It can increase flexibility, stimulate energy circulation in the body, and enhance mental clarity. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 13th—October 11th

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 »

Well Being Yoga with Katherine 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 »