Programs

Open Movement Collective

with Hannah Kinderlehrer & Richard Merrill

February 13th—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 »

Training in Tenderness: Video Recording

February 17th—March 3rd

Did you miss out on Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s teachings at BSC? Or do you want to experience them a second time? Watch or listen to the recorded video stream, available for purchase until March 3. Continue »

Ashe Society

with Travis May & Travis Newbill

February 21st

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

Dharmic Warriors

February 22nd—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 »

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 »

Well Being Yoga with Katharine Kaufman

February 25th—March 25th

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

February 25th—May 6th

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

Family Meditation and Meal Get Together

February 28th—May 30th

Have you wondered if you'll ever have time to meditate being a parent? Have you wanted to expose your children to meditation but can't find the proper setting? Let's support each other! We'll get together and sit. Continue »

Mindful Cinema

March 1st—May 24th

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

Way of the Moon: Awakening Kindness

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 1st—March 3rd

Kindness expresses the innate longing for connection that enables us to put others before ourselves. In a society displaying division, confusion, competition, and speediness, kindness may seem questionable or even disempowering. How can we skillfully, gen 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 »

Ringing the Gong for Earth

March 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 »

Werma Feast

March 15th

Celebrate together at the monthly Werma feast! Continue »

Kasung Garchen 2019

March 15th—March 17th

Dorje Kasung of the Front Range and beyond are invited to join us for a Kasung Garchen, a gathering of the clan, a chance to share our hearts in this raw and challenging time, and a weekend of exploring the kasung dharma. Continue »

Umdze/Timekeeper Training

with Roland Cohen

March 17th

An umdze provides structure, guidance, and leadership in meditation sessions and programs. The umdze keeps track of time for sitting and walking meditation ... 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 »

Werma Feast

April 13th

Celebrate together at the monthly Werma feast! 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 »

Chakrasamvara Feast

May 14th

Monthly Chakrasamvara Feast - for those who have received the empowerment. Continue »

New Members Welcome & Orientation

July 21st

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