Programs

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th (2020)

New Sunday morning format! Sunday Community Practice is the opportunity for our whole community to come together for meditation, food, and conversation. Continue »

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 15th

Please join us to read and discuss the book Radical Dharma by Lama Rod Owens, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, and Jasmine Sydullah. You are welcomed to engage in a critical discussion on the dynamics of power, privilege, and race as it affects dharma communiti Continue »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

November 7th—December 19th

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 »

The Joyful Snow Lion & The Paramitas: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II

December 10th—January 21st (2020)

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Sacred Path III: Drala

with Acharya Susan Skjei

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 »

Holiday Dance Party with The Hazel Miller Band

December 15th

Join the party! Sunday, December 15th, 6-10pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center Continue »

A Light in the Darkness: A Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »

Holiday Practice Intensive

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 26th—December 31st

This is a great opportunity to deepen your practice in a relaxed, urban, residential setting. We are offering Shamatha and Vajrayana tracks. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

January 4th (2020)

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 »

The Art of Tibet and the Shambhala Lineage Thangka

with Noedup Rongae

January 4th (2020)

Invitation to a talk on The Art of Tibet and the Shambhala Lineage Thangka by master painter Noedup Rongae Continue »

Volunteer Training & Appreciation Day

January 11th (2020)

Please join us for this one day training where new and returning volunteers discuss the practice of offering one's time and energy within the Shambhala Center and how we can support the Shambhala teachings to flourish and be sustainable for generations to Continue »

Nyinthun

January 12th (2020)

Taking it back to the old school! All day nyinthun! Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Renee Cowan

January 21st—February 18th (2020)

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

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

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 »

The Fearless Garuda—Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III

January 28th—February 25th (2020)

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Shambhala Art 1 & 2

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen & Hazel Bercholz

January 31st—February 2nd (2020)

In Shambhala Art, we learn mostly through experiential exercises that make us aware and help us explore and discover the creative process Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

February 1st (2020)

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 »

Sacred Path IV & V: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

February 7th—February 9th (2020)

At this point in the Sacred Path, The Four Dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, Inscrutable) engage a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Feast of Dharma: Kagyu/Nyingma Vajrayana Intensive

with Larry Mermelstein

February 13th—February 17th (2020)

In this program, we intend to bring the vajra-sangha together to practice, especially, in terms of clearing obstacles, amending samaya, and celebrating sacred world. Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Save the date! Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

February 28th—March 1st (2020)

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

March 3rd—March 31st (2020)

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 »

White Tara Practice Group

March 7th (2020)

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 »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

March 13th—March 15th (2020)

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 »

Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 26th—March 30th (2020)

Throughout this weeklong retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus enter us into inherent wisdom. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

April 3rd—April 5th (2020)

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 »

White Tara Practice Group

April 4th (2020)

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 »

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 11th—April 12th (2020)

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 »

Sacred Path VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

April 17th—April 19th (2020)

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to benefit others on a larger scale. Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

April 24th—April 26th (2020)

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 III: Warrior in the World

May 1st—May 3rd (2020)

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 »

White Tara Practice Group

May 2nd (2020)

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 »

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 22nd—May 25th (2020)

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world all around us.   Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

June 6th (2020)

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 »

White Tara Practice Group

August 1st (2020)