Programs

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Susan Skjei

November 7th—January 23rd (2019)

Training the Mind (Tibetan "lojong") is a traditional Buddhist teaching on how to awaken our heart of compassion. This community gathering includes teachings on the Atisha slogans and the six paramitas. Continue »

Bodhi Family

November 11th—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

November 12th—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 »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

November 12th—December 17th

Come engage, practice and mingle–a perfect way to start your week! Join us Mondays from 7–9pm for this free, drop-in program. Continue »

Mindful Cinema

November 15th—March 29th (2019)

Fusing international culture, diversity, and kindness, Mindful Cinema is a new gathering for Shambhala Boulder cinephiles and foodies. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

November 16th—March 22nd (2019)

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 »

Women's Circle

with Emma Fox

November 25th—December 16th

In this Women’s Circle, we will begin to unpack the ways that patriarchy has informed our behavior and sense of self by moving out of our heads and into our bodies to awaken a deeply felt connection between our bodies and the Earth. Continue »

Milarepa Book Study Group

November 26th—December 17th

A four-session group study of Chögyam Trungpa's book Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet's Greatest Yogi. This book explores the teacher-student relationship and Milarepa's liberation from fear and doubt. Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Steve Seely & Lainie Logan

November 30th—December 2nd

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

December 1st

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown will offer the lung and instructions for the White Tara practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. All graduates of Rigden Weekend are welcome to receive this practice. Continue »

Community Practice Afternoon

December 1st

Please join in an afternoon of community practice, all of us gathering with our diverse practices to meditate as one community. The Main Shrine Room will be arranged to accommodate shamatha, ngöndro, and sadhana practices in the Shambhala, Kagyu, and Nyin Continue »

Shambhala Training I for Youth: The Art of Being Human

with Solomon Halpern

December 7th—December 9th

The Boulder Shambhala Center is excited to announce an opportunity for youth in the Front Range area to gain a foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Teens, it's time to make friends with yourself! Continue »

Shambhala Chorus

with Bill Douglas

December 8th—December 22nd

The Shambhala Chorus will meet three times in December to prepare for the Winter Solstice Children’s Day festivities. During the event on December 22, we will lead the children in singing uplifting Shambhala and Buddhist songs as part of the celebration. Continue »

Dance with Hazel Miller Benefit Concert

December 8th

The Boulder Shambhala Center joyfully presents the Dance with Hazel Miller benefit concert! For those who aren’t yet acquainted with Hazel, she’s Colorado’s premier R&B and jazz vocalist ... Continue »

Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 22nd

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 17th—February 14th (2019)

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

January 18th—January 20th (2019)

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 »

Introduction to Mamos and Protector Practice

January 25th (2019)

Learn about mamos and protector practice at this introductory talk on our first day of mamo chants. Continue »

Mamo Chants

January 25th—February 3rd (2019)

The year-end mamo chant practice is a means to clean up any personal or environmental negativity of the whole year leading up to Shambhala Day, which is Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Margot Iseman

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2019

February 5th (2019)

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin the Year of the Earth Pig! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

February 15th—February 17th (2019)

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 18th (2019)

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 22nd—February 24th (2019)

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 »

Sadhana of Kindness: Awakening the Moon of Enlightened Society

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 1st—March 3rd (2019)

Together we will discover the new Sadhana of Kindness, a companion practice to the Shambhala Sadhana. Join us for communal practice and study of this beautiful text! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 5th—April 2nd (2019)

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 7th—April 4th (2019)

This course introduces the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and the nature of reality. Connecting with this unborn nature, we explore the clarity and precision of living in the moment. As warriors at this level, we dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Dhi Good

March 8th—March 10th (2019)

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. In this way we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Parinirvana Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 4th (2019)

Parinirvana means "death of an enlightened being," and April 4th marks the parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Please join us in practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. It is a wonderful opportunity for all levels of practitioners to enjoy ... Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Gary Allen

April 5th—April 7th (2019)

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 »

Bodhisattva Class

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 10th—April 24th (2019)

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Shastri Angelika Behrooz

April 12th—April 14th (2019)

In Shambhala Training V, our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 18th—May 16th (2019)

This course explores the qualities of a master warrior, whose vastness of mind and kindness fully manifest. This warrior can skillfully benefit the world. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Jeffrey Scott

April 19th—April 21st (2019)

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st (2019)

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 28th (2019)

The Bodhisattva vow is a commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the heart of bodhicitta and the commitment to develop kindness, friendliness and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 3rd—May 5th (2019)

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »