Programs

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 »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

September 10th—December 31st

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Douglas Anderson

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Three-Part Course

with Barbara Smith

September 13th—September 27th

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s classic book Cutting through Spiritual Materialism is said to be a commentary on the Sadhana of Mahamudra. Please join Barbara Smith in this three-session course to study both the sadhana and the text . Continue »

Mindful Cinema

September 20th—November 30th

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

Dharmic Warriors

September 21st—November 30th

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

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Please join us for our annual celebration! Our celebration will include Shambhala Sadhana practice, honoring volunteer service, the fall campaign kickoff, live music, and a potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Margot Iseman

September 25th—October 9th

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 »

Way of Shambhala 2018–2019 Full Cycle

September 25th

An opportunity to do the entire Way of Shambhala series in a year at a 40% discount. This package includes all five Shambhala Training programs and all five "In Everyday Life" courses. Programs available in weekend, morning, and evening formats. Continue »

Caring for Our Community

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 28th—September 29th

The Boulder Shambhala Center is delighted to welcome Lady Diana Mukpo to Boulder. There will be several opportunities to engage with her. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Sherry Ellms

October 5th—October 7th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

October 12th—October 14th

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

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 3

with Acharya Dale Asrael

October 13th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. 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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

October 18th—November 15th

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

Second Annual Sit-a-thon

October 20th—October 21st

Join in 24 hours of group practice, from noon on October 20th to noon the next day. Participate in the whole 24-hour period or for just one hour—whatever your schedule, inspiration, and body permit. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

October 28th

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 6th—November 20th

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

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche - A Talk to Tantrikas

November 6th

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will once again be returning to Boulder and we are honored to have him give a talk to Tantrikas. This evening is open only to Vajrayana students. Continue »

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 extended course includes teachings on the Atisha slogans and the six paramitas. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Rose Sposito

November 9th—November 11th

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

November 27th—December 11th

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

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Steve Seely

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 »