Programs

The discovery of magic can happen only when we transcend our embarrassment about being alive, when we have the bravery to proclaim the goodness and dignity of human life, without either hesitation or arrogance. Then magic can descend onto our existence.”

—Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition


All Programs & Events

Young Meditators

March 13th—December 25th

The Young Meditators group exists to foster a community of young adults who meditate, practice mindfulness, and learn to engage with the challenges of life in skillful ways. No meditation experience is necessary. Continue »

Thursday Night Open Class

May 2nd—December 26th

May 16th: David Sanford - Riding the Roller Coaster, Including Meditation Practice in Our Daily Life Continue »

Full Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 23rd—December 15th

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

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human (In-Person)

with Angelika Behrooz

May 31st—June 2nd

Open to the art of being human through the practice of meditation! Glimpse your unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Open to your to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation. See your potential as a genuine, dignified, carin Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 5th—December 30th

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

Sacred Path: Golden Key (Hybrid)

with Sangyum Agness Au

June 7th—June 9th

Please join us for this special offering culminating the Sacred Path. Continue »

Learn to Meditate June 8th

June 8th

This morning workshop includes an introductory talk by a senior teacher as well as meditation instruction and practice. Open to all, the basic practice of meditation can become a part of any spiritual path. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart (Hybrid)

with Margot Iseman

June 14th—June 16th

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 »

Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana Practice (online, restricted)

with Holly Gayley

June 15th

This session is restricted to those who received the reading transmission (lung) from Rabjam Rinpoche in October. Please join us for a talk and guided practice on Yeshe Tsogyal and her sadhana. We will go through the sadhana, The Brilliant Light of the Bl Continue »

Open House

June 18th

A friendly introduction to meditation, Shambhala teachings, and our community. This program is open to all. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

June 20th

Join us on the summer soltice for a very special Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who attended the very first Sadhana of Mahamudra abhisheka with the Vidyadhara. Continue »

Vajrayogini Sadhaka Audience with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (restricted, in-person)

June 21st

We are particularly delighted that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be able to meet in Boulder with qualified sadhakas, new and experienced, within a few weeks after he bestows the Vajrayogini abhisheka at the Halifax Shambhala Center. Continue »

The Heart Sutra with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (in-person & livestream)

June 22nd—June 23rd

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior (In-person)

with Roland Cohen

June 28th—June 30th

The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence and aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. This program builds on the teachings and practice from Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human (In-Person)

with Jennifer Woodhull

August 2nd—August 4th

Open to the art of being human through the practice of meditation! Glimpse your unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Open to your to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation. See your potential as a genuine, dignified, carin Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky (Hybrid)

September 6th—September 8th

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 (In-Person)

September 13th—September 15th

Open to the art of being human through the practice of meditation! Glimpse your unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Open to your to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation. See your potential as a genuine, dignified, carin Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Judith Simmer-Brown

September 29th

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 (Hybrid)

October 4th—October 6th

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior (In-person)

with Jeffrey Scott

October 18th—October 20th

The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence and aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. This program builds on the teachings and practice from Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human (In-Person)

with Margot Iseman

November 22nd—November 24th

Open to the art of being human through the practice of meditation! Glimpse your unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Open to your to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation. See your potential as a genuine, dignified, carin Continue »

Sacred Path II: Windhorse (Hybrid)

December 13th—December 15th

This program, the second in the Sacred Path series, teaches a practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »