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 »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

November 7th—March 19th

Join this weekly, 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 »

11th Hour Calling: Ringing the Gong for Earth

January 11th—December 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 »

Dharmic Warriors

January 17th—May 22nd

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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Renee Cowan

January 21st—February 18th

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

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Dhi Good

January 24th—January 26th

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

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 & Mindy Upton

February 1st—February 2nd

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

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

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 »

Queering the Space: An LGBTQ+ Training

February 8th

This training will provide staff, and the Shambhala community, with the information and tools required to provide comprehensive support to LGBTQ+ community members and their families. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

February 9th

This practice is offers a means to connect more deeply and personally with our basic goodness, the basic goodness of others, and of society. Open to all! Continue »

Feast of Dharma: Kagyu/Nyingma Vajrayana Intensive

with Larry Mermelstein

February 12th—February 17th

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 »

Introduction to Mamos and Protector Practice

February 13th

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

Mamo Chants

February 13th—February 22nd

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 »

Ashe Society

February 20th

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

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 28th—March 1st

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

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

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 »

Milarepa Day

March 8th

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 »

Inclusivity & Anti-Oppression Training with Regan Byrd

March 8th

Diversity asks, "Who is in the room?" Inclusivity asks, "Are the people in the room welcomed to the decision-making table?" Equity asks, "Are internal organizational policies being made with the needs of employees and those we serve in mind?" Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

March 13th—March 15th

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 »

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 »

Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 26th—March 30th

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 »

Balancing Body, Awakening Mind: A Meditation and Yoga Workshop

with Gary Allen

March 28th

In this workshop, through sitting instruction and yoga practice, we'll look carefully at how to get into an ideal meditation posture, helping people to work with their individual stuckness and knots to find a balanced, relaxed sitting form. This foundatio Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ashe Society

August 20th

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

Ashe Society

November 19th