Rocky Mountain Shambhala

Rocky Mountain Shambhala welcomes you!

The Rocky Mountain Region is home to a thriving Shambhala community that was first established when Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche came to the Boulder area in the early 1970s.

In addition to several Shambhala centers and groups in the Rocky Mountains, our region includes a Shambhala residential community and two exceptional retreat centers in the Colorado mountains. People across the world travel to this area to study and practice.

You are invited to visit all of these urban centers and retreat centers to make new friends, deepen your practice, and experience the profound Shambhala teachings. You can view a list of upcoming regional programs HERE.


Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver
2305 South Syracuse Way, Suite #214
Denver, Colorado 80231
Located in southeast Denver
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Director: Glenn Austin
Visit the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver website. 

Fort Collins Shambhala Center
126A W. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Located in Old Town Fort Collins
[email protected]
Interim Directors: Keith Ela and Pam Turner
Visit the Fort Collins Shambhala Center website.

Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group
Meets at:
The Meditation Place
940 Kimbark
Longmont, CO 80501
(on the southeast corner of 10th and Kimbark)
[email protected]
Director: Eric Meyer
Visit the Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group website.

Marpa House
891 Twelfth Street
Boulder, CO 80302
[email protected]
Director: Jeff Scott
Marpa House is a Shambhala urban residence with an environment where individuals can commit wholeheartedly to their path of meditation practice, study and livelihood.
Visit the Marpa House website.

Retreat Centers:

Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, CO
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks and pine and aspen forests, Shambhala Mountain Center provides a supportive container for the Shambhala teachings, as well as programs in personal health, deepened awareness and transformation. One of the most significant examples of sacred Buddhist architecture in North America, the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, is located here.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers classes in the Way of Shambhala path, week-long and month-long meditation retreats, as well as advanced practice assemblies that draw Shambhala practitioners from across the world.

Executive Director: Michael Gayner

Visit the Shambhala Mountain Center website or call 1-888-788-7221.

Dorje Khyung Dzong
In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado
Dorje Khyung Dzong (“Indestructible Garuda Fortress”) is a Shambhala solitary retreat center located on 400 acres of piñon and juniper forests in southern Colorado. DKD provides the quiet and privacy of a solitary retreat for those who seek to deepen their spiritual practice through meditation.

Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center
P.O. Box 131
Gardner, CO 81040
[email protected]
Resident Directors: Sheila Cataford & Dan Benson
Visit the Dorje Khyung Dzong website.

Other Regional Centers and Groups:

New Mexico:

Albuquerque Shambhala Center
1102 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
[email protected]
Director: Lou Keniley
Visit the Albuquerque Shambhala Center website.


Salt Lake Shambhala Meditation Group
Meets at:
Vitalize Community Studio
154 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Park City Karate
1612 Ute Blvd, Suite 210
Park City, Utah, 84098
[email protected]
Director: Jeffrey Fink
Visit the Salt Lake Shambhala Meditation Group website.