Programs

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In without Going Crazy—Book Club

with Christine Lincoln & George Ramsey

August 18th—October 13th

Please join us for a study/action group at Boulder Shambhala. Do you start to feel crazy every time someone mentions climate change? There is an alternative. Continue »

Teaching With Bravery

with Acharya Noel McLellan

August 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

Gaining strength for the school year. Stepping onto the inner path. Discovering and enjoying a community of practice. Open to teachers and youth workers at any level, parents, and anyone who works with other people!  Continue »

We Are Not Princesses—Film Screening

August 28th

Please join us for a screening of Boulder Shambhala member Bridgette Auger's film "We Are Not Princesses." Free to attend and open to all! 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

with Elaine Yuen

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 »

Parenting as Path

with Elizabeth Martin

September 3rd—October 1st

Please join us as we apply ancient and modern contemplative techniques, engage in discussions, and add to our parenting toolbox. Continue »

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

September 3rd—October 1st

For the awakened ones, death is an illusion, and this course will lead you to that awakening. Continue »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

September 5th—November 21st

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 »

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

with Margot Iseman

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 »

11th Hour Calling: Ringing the Gong for Earth

September 11th

On the 11th day of each month, at 11am for 11 minutes, members of local faith communities gather at the corner of 14th and Spruce for Climate Action awareness. 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 »

Refuge Vow Class

September 18th—October 2nd

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 »

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 »

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Richard Merrill & Acharya Holly Gayley

September 27th—September 29th

In this weekend retreat, we will explore the unique and provocative teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness within a context of sitting meditation and contemplative movement practices. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

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 »

Harvest of Peace

September 29th

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 »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

October 6th

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 »

Meeting Challenges: Obstacles as the Stepping Stones to Enlightenment with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

October 11th—October 12th

Please join us for a program with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master in the Kagyü tradition. Continue »

Finding Treasure: the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

October 13th

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will share his understanding of the history and benefit of the terma tradition to tantrikas (those who have received pointing out instruction by a lineage holder in one of the Tibetan schools).  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—November 19th

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

with Shastri Calryn Aston

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 »

Exploring Doubt & Confidence in an Era of Fake Everything

with Richard Merrill

November 6th—November 23rd

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings on the Four Dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon) to understand how relevant and potent these teachings are and how they can support us in meeting the challenges of our lives and times with gentleness, courage Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

November 7th—December 12th

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 13th—December 15th

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 »