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 »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

September 5th—November 21st

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 »

Dharmic Warriors

September 6th—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 »

Kalapa Ikebana

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

September 11th—December 11th

Japanese Flower Arranging Classes taught by Alexandra Shenpen Continue »

Sacred Path II: Windhorse

with Roland Cohen

October 18th—October 20th

This program, the second in the Sacred Path series, teaches a practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

White Awareness Enquiry

with Melanie Klein

October 21st—November 18th

For five consecutive weeks, members of the extended community are invited to explore their experience of being white in racially-complex America. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—November 19th

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

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

October 25th—October 27th

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 »

Sit-A-Thon!! Unconditional Goodness: The Warriors Practice of Peace

October 26th—October 27th

BSC’s 3rd annual 24-hour Sit-A-Thon is upon us! Whether you’re new to meditation or an advanced practitioner, please show your support by joining us––for one hour, 12 hours, or all 24!––and deepen your practice, enjoy community, and benefit from six short Continue »

Seeing (in) Color

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

October 30th

Colour is an ever present, vibrant aspect of living & creating, whether in artistic mediums or everyday life. Developing & refreshing our understanding of colour theory & mixing, we will explore this vivid world through looking, seeing, painting & object Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 1st—November 3rd

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

November 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 »

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 1st

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 »

The Four Limitless Ones: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I

November 5th—December 3rd

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 »

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

November 5th—December 3rd

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

Doubt and Confidence: Dancing on Moving Ground

with Richard Merrill

November 6th—November 23rd

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings on the Four Dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon) to understand how relevant and potent these teachings are and how they can support us in meeting the challenges of our lives and times with gentleness, courage Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

November 7th—December 12th

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

Sacred Path I & II: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

November 8th—November 11th

Boulder Shambhala will be offering the entire Sacred Path series culminating with Golden Key over Memorial Day Weekend in 2020. This offering combines the Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse programs to prepare students to take the Drala weekend. Continue »

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 & 2

with Mark Kelleher

November 9th—November 10th

Qigong is a form of gentle, relaxing exercises to strengthen joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, and to increase flexibility, stimulate the circulation of energy in our body, and enhance mental clarity. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Intensive

with Acharya Dan Hessey

November 15th—November 17th

For Vajrayana students of the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, this program brings together the teachings of the four yogas of Mahamudra with the Shambhala principles of the four dignities. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: A Contemplative Art/Way of Flowers

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

November 16th

Ikebana teaches us that everyone has the instinct, gentleness and courage of artistic talent. Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, guidance from a trained instructor... and practice. Continue »

Ashe Society

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

November 21st

Please join us for a special meeting on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm led by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson. *This program has prerequisites* Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

November 22nd—November 24th

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 »

The Future is Open

with Carolyn Gimian

November 22nd—November 24th

Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, sharing a view of the Buddhist path and the practice of meditation that can actually help people to wake up. Continue »

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 3

with Acharya Dale Asrael

December 7th—December 8th

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 »

White Tara Practice Group

December 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 »

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

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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)