Programs

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th

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

11th Hour Calling: Ringing the Gong for Earth

January 11th—December 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Dharmic Warriors

January 17th—May 8th

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

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective

January 22nd—June 24th

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective provides a kind and open community for meditators of color to practice. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz & Debora Kolwey

March 3rd—March 31st

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 11th—April 8th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Bodhisattva Vow Class

with Acharya Holly Gayley

March 19th—April 9th

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 »

Boulder Arts Week

March 27th—April 4th - Date postponed or cancelled

For Boulder Arts Week, the Boulder Shambhala Center is hosting a pop-up art show and live event. 20 artists will exhibit visual art, sound art, poems, & plant sculpture. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Spring Workshop, for Beginning & Continuing Students

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

March 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

Basic goodness is like a flower arrangement, which has its own contrast and its own togetherness. It is completely together, at the same time both inviting and fearless. Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

March 30th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 3rd—April 5th

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 »

Parinirvana Day

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 4th

Please come celebrate the life and times of the great mahasiddha and Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

April 4th

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 Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part I

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

In Part I of this course, focusing on the first yana, we will explore the path of individual liberation and the basic sanity of mindfulness-awareness practice through talks, guided meditations, and readings. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 7th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 11th

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 »

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 11th—April 12th

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 »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 14th—May 12th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

April 14th—May 19th

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

Bringing Ancestral Awareness to the Path of Meditation

with Ellen Mains

April 16th

Join Ellen Korman Mains from 7-9 pm as she guides us in meditation, shares the journey that led to her book, Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust, and opens a heart-centered space for sharing and discussion. Continue »

Sacred Path VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

April 17th—April 19th

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 »

Chöd Training & Practice - Cutting through self concern

with Kristine McCutcheon

April 17th—April 19th

Chöd literally means “cutting” — cutting through our obscuration’s, cutting ego-grasping and fixation, cutting through to the natural state. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 22nd

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power 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 V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Shastri Calryn Aston

April 24th—April 26th

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

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

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 Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part II

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 4th—May 18th

In Part II,  focusing on the second yana, we will explore teachings and practices—such as tonglen—related to the awakened heart of compassion and the bravery of the bodhisattva path. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 7th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New and Returning Volunteer Training & Appreciation Day

May 9th

Please join us for this one day FREE training and celebration! Become a Volunteer and join a culture of kindness dedicated to offering our hearts and minds for the benefit of others! Continue »

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Money & Sacredness

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 15th—May 17th

We will explore the ways in which “wealth” relates with our own sanity, and how we can cultivate our relationship with complex energies of money, finance, and wealth. Continue »

Ashe Society

May 21st

Calling all Warrior Assembly graduates to our quarterly meeting of the Ashe Society. *This program has prerequisites* Continue »

Chogyam Trungpa Conference (Vienna)

May 22nd—May 24th

We will gather at the Boulder Shambhala Center to participate in this conference remotely. Due to the time difference, some portions will be live streamed and other segments will be shown on video delay. More information and a detailed schedule coming soo Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 22nd

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power 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

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 22nd—May 25th

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

The Heart of the Awakened Mind with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

May 30th—May 31st

Boulder Shambhala is very excited to be welcoming back Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche this year! Open to all! Continue »

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

In Part III, contemplating the third yana, we will work with teachings on indestructible sacredness reviewing readings from Trungpa Rinpoche's  The Heart of the Buddha, particularly the chapter "Sacred Outlook." Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 5th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 5th—June 7th

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

White Tara Practice Group

June 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 »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 21st

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

White Tara Practice Group

July 4th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 5th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 20th

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

White Tara Practice Group

August 1st

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 3rd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 18th

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

Khandro Rinpoche

August 19th—August 20th

Save the dates! Continue »

Ashe Society

August 22nd

Calling all Warrior Assembly graduates to our quarterly meeting of the Ashe Society. *This program has prerequisites* Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 2nd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 17th

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

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

September 25th—September 27th

Save the dates! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 1st

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 16th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 31st

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 15th

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

Ashe Society

November 21st

Calling all Warrior Assembly graduates to our quarterly meeting of the Ashe Society. *This program has prerequisites* Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 30th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 29th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 29th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »