Programs

The discovery of magic can happen only when we transcend our embarrassment about being alive, when we have the bravery to proclaim the goodness and dignity of human life, without either hesitation or arrogance. Then magic can descend onto our existence.”

—Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition


All Programs & Events

Thursday Night Open Class

August 17th—May 2nd

This Thursday February 22nd: Sherry Ellms - Rediscovering our True Nature in Nature Join us for guided meditation, a presentation with questions and discussions, refreshments, and socializing. Bring your friends! Continue »

Nalandabodhi Program: Songs of Realization

January 14th—April 14th

This winter and spring our friends at Nalandabodhi Colorado are offering fabulous opportunities to experience the joy of singing songs of realization. These songs were transmitted to us mainly by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Continue »

Mindful Cinema (1st Fridays)

February 2nd—August 2nd

In this new year, as we expand our horizons and ourselves, the Boulder Shambhala Center is excited to announce the return of monthly Mindful Cinema Movie Nights. Continue »

Foundational Buddhism: The Great Wheel of Birth and Death (In-Person & Livestream)

with Gary Allen

February 14th—March 20th

Open to all. This class is suitable for all levels of practice and study. In the Buddhist view, birth and death constitute the experience of consciousness, as both microcosm and cosmos. Explore and learn about the six realms, karma, bardo, consciousnes Continue »

Open House

February 20th

A friendly introduction to meditation, Shambhala teachings, and our community. This program is open to all. Continue »

Young Meditators: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

February 21st—August 21st

An ongoing gathering. Join for any session! This is for people from ages 18 through late 30s. For those who want to cultivate or deepen their practice, join us for meditation instruction and discussion. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 23rd

Milarepa Day is our annual tradition to celebrate the enlightenment and extraordinary life example of the Tibetan saint Milarepa. On this full day of practice, we chant the Milarepa sadhana and read the songs of the lineage teachers in The Rain of Wisdom Continue »

Essential Buddhism: The Four Marks of Existence

with Jennifer Woodhull

February 24th—February 25th

The Four Marks of Existence are the characteristics of everything that exists. To engage with them is to encounter the Buddha’s radical view of reality. Open to all!!!! Continue »

Full Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 24th

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

Namchak Foundation: Four Immeasurables Retreat with Lama Tsomo

March 1st—March 3rd

Namchak Foundation is renting the Shambhala Training Hall space to hold a retreat focusing on the mahayana practice of the four immeasurables . Join meditation teacher and award-winning author Lama Tsomo for a weekend of cultivating love and compassion. Continue »

Sacred Path IV & V: Meek & Perky

with Renee Cowan

March 8th—March 10th

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 »

DENVER - Qigong 3 - The Gourd and Cauldron: Chinese Medicine and Qigong (In Person)

with Dale Asrael & Mark Kelleher

March 9th—March 10th

DENVER SHAMBHALA CENTER: Chinese Medicine and Qigong enjoy a long history of relationship, mutually influencing each other in their approach to health and longevity. This traditional qigong is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, of the Seven Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 9th

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

Open House

March 12th

A friendly introduction to meditation, Shambhala teachings, and our community. This program is open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior (In-person)

with Roland Cohen

March 15th—March 17th

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 »

Learn to Meditate March 16th

with Gary Allen

March 16th

This morning workshop includes an introductory talk by a senior teacher as well as meditation instruction and practice. Open to all, the basic practice of meditation can become a part of any spiritual path. All are welcome. Continue »

Full Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 24th

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

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 7th

This practice written by Chogyam Trungpa invokes the blessings 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 VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable (Hybrid)

April 19th—April 21st

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 »

Full Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 23rd

This practice written by Chogyam Trungpa invokes the blessings 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 III: Warrior in the World (In Person)

April 26th—April 28th

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 Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 7th

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

Tana Dungsey Rinpoche: The Role Deities Play in Life and Death

May 17th—May 19th

In-Person & Zoom We are pleased that the Tana Yelpa Foundation is returning with Tana Dungsey Rinpoche to share timely teachings on the role of deities in life as well as in death. Continue »

Full Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 23rd

This practice written by Chogyam Trungpa invokes the blessings 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 (Hybrid)

June 7th—June 9th

Please join us for this special offering culminating the Sacred Path. Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart (Hybrid)

June 14th—June 16th

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 »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky (Hybrid)

September 6th—September 8th

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 »