Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

January 17th—February 14th

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

Well Being Yoga with Katharine Kaufman

January 21st—February 13th

Feel at ease through a gentle yoga practice designed to release stiffness and tension. Quiet restorative positions are paired with breath-oriented standing sequences, balancing strength and suppleness... Continue »

Monday Night Community Gathering: Conversations for Good

January 21st—May 6th

A community event for Shambhala members and newcomers—please invite your friends! Continue »

Open Movement Collective

with Hannah Kinderlehrer & Rick Merrill

January 23rd—March 27th

It's your birthright to feel good in your body. Join Rick Merrill, Hannah Kinderlehrer and senior movement teachers in the new year for our first Open Movement Collective ... Continue »

Ashe Society

January 24th

The Boulder Ashe Society will begin meeting monthly in January to practice stroke and to deepen understanding of The Golden Sun of the Great East. Continue »

Introduction to Mamos and Protector Practice

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

January 25th

Learn about mamos and protector practice at this introductory talk on our first day of mamo chants. Continue »

Mamo Chants

January 25th—February 3rd

The year-end mamo chant practice is a means to clean up any personal or environmental negativity of the whole year leading up to Shambhala Day, which is Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

January 25th—March 22nd

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

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Margot Iseman

January 25th—January 27th

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 »

Mindful Cinema

February 1st—March 29th

Fusing international culture, diversity, and kindness, Mindful Cinema is a new gathering for Shambhala Boulder cinephiles and foodies. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2019

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

February 5th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin the Year of the Earth Pig! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

with Jeffrey Scott

February 5th

On this first evening of the New Year, we gather as a community to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice written 50 years ago by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Lunar New Year Party & Farewell to Jim Fladmark

February 8th

Please join us to celebrate the new year as well as Jim Fladmark's tremendous ten years of devoted service as the Boulder Shambhala Center Director of Practice & Education. There will be music, toasts, food and drink. Continue »

Training in Tenderness

February 9th—February 10th

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will teach on his most recent book, Training in Tenderness, in this three-session, public program. All are warmly welcome! Continue »

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Travis May

February 10th

Calling all refugees! Join us for an introduction and practice session of "Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara," a practice for strengthening our commitment to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Continue »

Kalapa Werma Feast

February 10th

Let us join in community for our first Werma Feast of the Year of the Lady Earth Pig. All authorized Werma practitioners are warmly invited to practice and celebrate one another as part of our Shambhala week celebrations. Continue »

Ringing the Gong for Earth

February 11th

Together with other local churches and spiritual groups, we are ringing our bells/drums/gongs/shofar on the 11th day of each month at 11am. We are in the 11th hour of an urgent need for action! Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

February 15th—February 17th

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 »

Community Practice Afternoon

February 16th

Please join us for an afternoon of community practice, where we will gather together with our diverse practices to meditate as one community. Continue »

Holding and Grounding: How to Work with the Activation of Trauma

February 17th

The purpose of this series of workshops is to offer psychoeducation on the nature of trauma to the Boulder Shambhala community, as well as to teach pragmatic techniques for grounding oneself when experiencing "triggering" from trauma ... Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 18th

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 22nd—February 24th

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 »

Sadhana of Kindness: Awakening the Moon of Enlightened Society

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 1st—March 3rd

Together we will discover the new Sadhana of Kindness, a companion practice to the Shambhala Sadhana. Join us for communal practice and study of this beautiful text! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 5th—April 2nd

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 7th—April 4th

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 »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Dhi Good

March 8th—March 10th

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 »

Spring Arts Day

March 31st


Discover meditative arts with demonstrations and hands-on classes at the Boulder Shambhala Center! Continue »

Parinirvana Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 4th

Parinirvana means "death of an enlightened being," and April 4th marks the parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Please join us in practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. It is a wonderful opportunity for all levels of practitioners to enjoy ... Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Gary Allen

April 5th—April 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 »

Bodhisattva Class

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 10th—April 24th

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Shastri Angelika Behrooz

April 12th—April 14th

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 »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 18th—May 16th

This course explores the qualities of a master warrior, whose vastness of mind and kindness fully manifest. This warrior can skillfully benefit the world. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Jeffrey Scott

April 19th—April 21st

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 »

New Members Welcome & Orientation

April 21st

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 28th

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

May 3rd—May 5th

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 »

New Members Welcome & Orientation

July 21st

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