Programs

Mindful Handiwork Social Gathering

June 13th—July 25th

Join this biweekly, relaxed, creative social gathering, and bring your handiwork! We will share tea, informal conversation, and the opportunity to practice handiwork—such as knitting, crocheting, beading, and other creative arts. Continue »

Immeasurable Wisdom: A Mahayana City Retreat

with Michelle De Raismes, Roland Cohen, Rose Sposito, Lynele Jones

June 16th—June 22nd

It can be rare to have an opportunity to gather in the simplicity of meditation practice. Continue »

Mahayana Month Talk Series

with Lainie Logan, Patricia Kelly, Lynele Jones, Roland Cohen

June 17th—June 21st

Join us for this five talk series on the Mahayana! Continue »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Melanie Klein & Shastri Denise Wuensch

June 19th—July 17th

This five-class course with one morning practice intensive is based on the profound teachings of the Buddha, Najarjuna, Asanga, and the lineage teachings of Shambhala. Continue »

Ashe Society

with Travis May

June 20th

The Boulder Ashe Society meets monthly to practice stroke and to deepen our understanding of The Golden Sun of the Great East. Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

June 21st

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Midsummer's Day

June 22nd

Please join us for our annual celebration of the summer solstice! BSC members and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a lhasang, potluck picnic, nature hike, pie contest, fun and games. Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Susan Skjei

June 28th—June 30th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

July 5th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

July 6th

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

July 13th—July 14th

This weekend 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 »

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times: Shambhala and World Peace

July 17th

The legend and power of Shambhala and its connection to the Kalachakra teachings are not only of interest to members of Shambhala Centers. Khentrul Rinpoche is a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist master who has dedicated his Continue »

The Art of Undoing: Meditation and Yoga

with Katharine Kaufman

July 20th

The pairing of meditation with yoga is lively, intimate and generous. Yoga and meditation together help us befriend our emotions, calm restlessness and meet change and difficulties with flexibility and a bigger perspective. Continue »

New Members Welcome & Orientation

July 21st

We would like to personally welcome all new community members of the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

July 26th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar with Changling Rinpoche

July 26th—July 28th

This program will include ALL of the lungs from all Khenpo Gangshar’s texts that Rinpoche is teaching on his North American tour. Continue »

Transcendent Intelligence: Helping the World through Meditative Insight with Changling Rinpoche

July 29th

Join us for this special public talk where Changling Rinpoche will present Prajnaparamita teachings! Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

August 2nd

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Rites of Passage

with Kerry MacLean, Kelly MacLean, Rachel Steele

August 5th—August 11th

This special program marks a child’s first major step to adulthood—the transition from being dependent on one’s parents to gaining confidence as a contributing member of society, taking on greater responsibility within the family and the community. Continue »

Breema Workshop

August 9th—August 11th

Breema offers us the possibility of having a new posture toward life, one in which we see that it’s possible to meet the constantly changing events of life with a balanced and supportive atmosphere within ourselves. Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

August 16th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Opening the Umbrella: A Conference with Lady Diana

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

August 23rd—August 24th

How can we honor our unique teachings and culture while also opening the umbrella to provide a home for people with different practice paths? Continue »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

August 30th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Sacred Path I: Great Eastern Sun

August 30th—September 1st

Great Eastern Sun, the first program in the Sacred Path, is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world—which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

September 6th—November 15th

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

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

September 6th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 6th—September 8th

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 »

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 & 2

with Acharya Dale Asrael

September 7th—September 8th

Qigong is a form of gentle, relaxing exercises to strengthen joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, and to increase flexibility, stimulate the circulation of energy in our body, and enhance mental clarity. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 10th—October 8th

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 »

Mindful Cinema's Summer-long Environmental Film Festival

September 13th

A Summer-long Environmental Film Festival with biweekly themes on caring for our planet—and a potluck dinner, 6:30–9:30 pm Continue »

Spontaneous Creativity with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

September 19th—September 22nd

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer support for participants to engage their creative nature, release pain identities that create blockages, and awaken to greater inspiration, awareness, openness, and abilities to joyfully serve others. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 27th—September 29th

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

October 4th—October 6th

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 »

Sacred Path II: Windhorse

October 18th—October 20th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—October 27th

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 I: The Art of Being Human

October 25th—October 27th

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 »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 1st—November 3rd

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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

November 7th—November 10th

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

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

November 22nd—November 24th

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 »

The Future is Open

with Carolyn Gimian

November 22nd—November 24th

Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, sharing a view of the Buddhist path and the practice of meditation that can actually help people to wake up. Continue »

Sacred Path III: Drala

December 6th—December 8th

Drala is the third program in the Sacred Path series and introduces further warriorship practices. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. Continue »