Programs

Monday Pandemic Support Group

April 1st—June 7th

A space to share our present experience and emotions, be in community, and be seen and heard during this time. Continue »

Pandemic Group Practice & Mantra Accumulations

May 28th—June 24th

Open to all. Please join us for practice and mantra accumulation for working with the pandemic. Continue »

Scorpion Seal Immersion

July 11th—February 13th

Knowing we need to go deeper to understand this timeless wisdom, we are creating a study, practice, and playing environment to help ourselves and each other to deepen in the profound Scorpion Seal Dharma. Continue »

Tea and Thangkas: A Three-part Series

with Cynthia Moku

December 12th—February 14th

Looking at select thangka paintings, with celebrated painter Cynthia Moku, we will enter and explore the powerful visual field of sacred art. Continue »

Anatomy & Physiology of Ego: A Dharma Study Workshop on the Five Skandhas

with Eileen Malloy & Gary Allen

January 5th—February 2nd

Please join us for a participatory five- week class exploring the foundational Buddhist teaching on the five skandhas. Open to all! Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 11th—February 8th

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

Tuesday Morning Scorpion Seal Intensive (Restricted)

with Christie Cashman

January 19th—March 23rd

This is a restricted offering for Scorpion Seal practitioners. Limited to 15 participants. Continue »

Wednesday Morning Scorpion Seal Intensive (Restricted)

with Christie Cashman

January 20th—March 24th

This is a restricted offering for Scorpion Seal practitioners. Limited to 15 participants. Continue »

Sowa Rigpa: the Science of Health & Happiness

with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

January 23rd—January 24th

In this weekend workshop, Tibetan physician Dr. Nida Chenagtsang will introduce the traditional medical system of Tibet and its spiritual counterpart, the Yuthok Nyingthig, showing the profound connection between healing and dharma practice. Open to all! Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

January 23rd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Conversation with the Director

with Jessie Friedman

January 26th—June 22nd

Informal conversation with our Boulder Shambhala Center Director, Jessie Friedman. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

January 28th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

February 5th—February 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 »

Kurukulla Feast Online

February 6th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 11th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Werma Feast Online (Kalapa Werma Feast)

February 14th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

February 17th—March 17th

Open to all! Learn how to meditate and live a mindful life. Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

February 19th—February 21st

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 »

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

February 20th—February 21st

It is an emerging art form, based on mindfulness and awareness in everyday life, that explores the creative potential of individuals and of groups. Open to all! Continue »

A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz

February 20th—March 20th

This inspiring, in-depth five-week program (three 1-day retreats and two evening classes—all via Zoom) offers the foundation of the journey and way of life as presented by the Buddha and taught by Chogyam Trungpa. Open to all! Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: The Three Yanas

with Judy Lief

February 20th

This retreat provides an overview of the three principal Buddhist paths as presented in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Open to all! Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

February 22nd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation?

with Martin Janowitz

February 25th

Can we activate our inner being as a transformational force for sanity, environmental health, safety, and compassion? Can we raise our gaze in meditation to activate meditation in action? Open to all! Continue »

The Six Types of Mindfulness in the Dzogchen Tradition with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

February 26th—February 27th

During this special program, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share the Dzogchen tradition's unique approach to mindfulness. Open to all! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

February 27th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Open Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 8th—April 5th

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 »

Werma Feast Online

March 10th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

You are invited to come and experience, or play with, one of Chögyam Trungpa’s favorite activities—object arranging. Drawing on the principles of Heaven, Earth and Humanity, we will explore the process of perception as the foundation of the creative proce Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

March 12th—March 14th

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 »

Dharma Sagara Practice and Study Intensive

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 13th—April 10th

Please join us for this special offering of practice and study devoted to the guru yoga written by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for students of the Vidyadhara Dharma Sagara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Open to tantrikas who have had this lung. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage

with Carolyn Gimian

March 20th

In the Buddhist tradition there are the “Three Jewels”: the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. This retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. Open to all! Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

March 23rd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

March 31st—April 28th

Open to all! Learning to relax into our basic goodness allows a contentment and feeling of well-being to arise that is a total game changer! Continue »

Red Jambhala Feast

April 2nd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Red Jambhala Feast on line! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

April 9th—April 11th

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 »

Werma Feast Online

April 10th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 19th—May 17th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

April 22nd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

May 10th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 14th—May 16th

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 »

Padmasambhava Feast

May 21st

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

May 26th—June 23rd

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

Kurukulla Feast Online

June 5th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

June 9th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

June 20th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

July 8th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

July 9th—July 11th

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 »

Padmasambhava Feast

July 19th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 21st—August 18th

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 »

Werma Feast Online

August 7th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

August 17th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Kurukulla Feast Online

August 29th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

September 10th—September 12th

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 »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 17th—September 19th

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 »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

September 22nd—October 20th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 5th—November 7th

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 Training III: Warrior in the World

December 10th—December 12th

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 »