Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2018-2019

with Juliette Banerjee

September 16th—May 19th

Mindful space that aims to serve children ages 9 - 12. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2018-2019

with Amy Turino

September 16th—May 19th

Mindful programming aimed at serving kids ages 4 - 8. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path - Winter/Spring Semester

with Dr. Andra Brill & Gwen Pollara

January 6th—June 2nd

Join other parents on the path of parenting in meditation, contemplation and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

January 22nd—February 19th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

February 15th—February 24th

This year, the practice text will be Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, the classic liturgy by Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Susan Dever

February 15th—February 17th

“The Art of Being Human” invites you to explore how the ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in daily existence. This introduction to Shambhala Training presents the view that the world is sacred and basic goodness is our birthright. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Gary Allen

February 15th—February 17th

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Training in Tenderness: Video Recording

February 17th—February 24th

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 February 24. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Milarepa Day 2019

with David Cushman

February 17th

Milarepa Day is our annual tradition to celebrate the enlightenment and extraordinary life example of the Tibetan saint Milarepa. For this extended practice session, we will read the songs of the lineage teachers in The Rain of Wisdom along with mindfulne Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Milarepa Day

February 18th

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

All Day Program with Carolyn Gimian, editor of 'The Future is Open' by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Carolyn Gimian

February 23rd

"Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma" is the subtitle for the book which holds Chogyam Trungpa's teachings on karma. Spend the day with the masterful editor, Carolyn Gimian. Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

February 26th—March 26th

The Wisdom course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. The practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 Mountain Center

Chakrasamvara Intensive

with Artist to the Court Greg Smith

March 8th—March 16th

This Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the accumulation of the recitation practices in a group setting. Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior - Weekend Retreat

with Douglas Anderson

March 8th—March 10th

This weekend explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Martha Hildreth

March 8th—March 10th

Allowing our heart and intuition to open, we can communicate directly with the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

March 9th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

March 10th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th

As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Learning to see clearly brings confidence that goes beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Open Heart, Clear Mind: A Week-Long Meditation Retreat

with Susan Piver, Kevin Townley, Crystal Gandrud

March 15th—March 23rd

Open to new and experienced practitioners. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Karuna Training

March 15th—March 17th

Karuna Training is a comprehensive program in Contemplative Psychology that teaches us how to work skillfully with ourselves first, and then how to offer ourselves to others through the innate potency of the heart. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

4th Annual Spring Weekthun

with Shastri Calryn Aston

March 22nd—March 29th

Group retreat is a transformative experience in which you can deepen your meditation practice and take part in developing a kind and wakeful community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Deepening with Heart: Shambhala Meditation Weekthün

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 22nd—March 29th

This week-long program is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and seasoned meditators are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Way of the Moon Day I: Sadhana of Kindness Lung

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

March 23rd

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone interested in joining the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Spring Break Family Retreat

with Leslie Gossett & Kate Raddock

March 25th—March 29th

Family Spring Break Retreat offers nourishing connection with yourself, your family and community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Ashe Society

March 30th

Restricted to graduates of Warrior Assembly, we will revisit and enjoy precious transmissions for cultivating enlightened society. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Spring Arts Day

March 31st


Discover meditative arts with demonstrations and hands-on classes at the Boulder Shambhala Center! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Dhi Good

April 5th—April 7th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

April 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Pema Chödrön's Making Friends with Yourself

with Martha Hildreth & Dave Garton

April 7th—May 19th

Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment with the preeminent Pema Chödrön. Group practice, study and discussion through 6 weeks of guidance from this great teacher. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

April 12th—April 14th

In Open Sky one begins to sharpen one's awareness. In this culmination of the Shambhala Training weekends, one finds the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 Mountain Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 19th—April 21st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Feast: Shambhala Sadhana

April 19th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana Feast. Open to All. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Vajra Sangha Practice Day

with Acharya Melissa Moore

April 20th

Please join other tantrikas and sadhakas for a day of practice, study and conversation. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New Members Welcome & Orientation

April 21st

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 Meditation Center of Denver

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 30th—May 28th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

May 4th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

May 10th—May 12th

This program is the culmination of the first series of the Way of Shambhala. With the great problems now facing human society, the Rigden weekend emphasizes connecting with one's innate goodness to manifest genuine confidence and bravery when engaging in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

May 12th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

May 24th—May 27th

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, and widen one's sphere of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

June 1st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Drala

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 14th—June 16th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

June 15th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Way of the Moon Day II

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

June 22nd

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone in the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1st—July 11th

Enlightened Society Assembly is a group retreat for all who have completed Rigden: Unconditional Confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path Study: Reflections of the Cosmic Mirror

July 2nd—June 25th

For advanced Shambhala practitioners and warriors currently attending Sacred Path, this is a study group for the precious texts received. We will engage collectively with group conversations, meditation practice and study of the Shambhala terma. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Guide Training

July 3rd—July 7th

Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our centers by underst Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

July 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, VI Garchen

July 13th—July 24th

A potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

July 14th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

with Steve Seely

July 19th—July 21st

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New Members Welcome & Orientation

July 21st

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