Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Join other parents monthly for time to meditate, contemplate and discuss the journey of parenting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Children ages 9 - 12 are invited to explore meditation practice and contemplative space. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Children ages 4 - 8 invited to come explore the world through their senses. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Dharmic Warriors

January 17th—May 8th

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

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Way of Tenderness Reading Group

February 2nd—February 23rd

In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance in relation to race, sexuality, and gender—using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink identity and privilege. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space and Inviting the Dralas

February 23rd

This is a traditional time of year to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the start of the new year on Shambhala Day, February 24, 2020 Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Save the dates for a week of community celebration! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Shambhala Day Celebration

February 24th

On this first evening of the year of the Iron Mouse, we gather as a community to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice written 50 years ago by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 29th—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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Annual New Year Lhasang at Chautauqua Park

with Acharya Dan Hessey

February 29th

Please join us at Chautauqua Park for the Annual New YEAR Lhasang Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcoming the Unwelcome

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

March 5th

Visiting Shastri Sandra Ladley will guide us in teachings and discussion inspired by Pema Chodron’s first book in seven years, Welcoming the Unwelcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Jonathan Barbieri

March 6th—March 8th

By cultivating mindfulness and awareness through meditation, the warrior in training leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with true perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Maitri Space Awareness & Inclusivity

March 9th

With the aim to cultivate awareness that promotes inclusivity and dignity for BSC’s LGBTQ+ community, Sorin Thomas & Anne Marie DiGiacomo will lead an evening of personal and collective inquiry on gender, biological sex and sexual orientation as it relate Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 11th—April 8th

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

5th Annual Spring Weekthun - a city retreat experience

with Shastri Calryn Aston

March 13th—March 19th

OPEN TO ALL! Group retreat is a deeply transformative experience focused on introducing you to, or deepening, your shamatha meditation practice. It also affords you the opportunity to join other practitioners in cultivating kindness and strength. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

LEARN TO MEDITATE

with Karin Williams

March 14th

All welcome! Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This one day workshop is based on Turning the Mind into an All Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

CONTENTMENT in EVERYDAY LIFE (CIEL)

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

March 17th—April 14th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. An exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of Buddhist teachings is presented in Contentment in Everyday Life. With Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Urban Retreat)

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 21st—March 27th

This week-long meditation 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

A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Weekend Only)

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 21st—March 22nd

Join us for the opening weekend of our annual urban retreat. This meditation program is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and seasoned meditators are welcome. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art Part III: The Creative Process

with Elaine Yuen

March 21st—March 22nd

The creative process can be a form of meditation-in-action when it begins with coming to our senses and arriving at “square one.” Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Let's Talk—Small Group Exploration: Town Hall

March 21st

Last year, following many community gatherings, small group conversations, and surveys, five topics came to light as our greatest concerns. BSC is now offering a series of small group conversations to explore each of them. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

THE ART of DYING – Transforming Obstacle into Opportunity

with Andrew Holecek

March 27th—March 29th

REGISTER EARLY: Limited to 40 Participants Andrew will guide us through the Tibetan bardo teachings which can transform our daily lives by helping us approach transitions with confidence. Bardo is a Tibetan word that means "gap" or "transition." Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

DAYLONG PRACTICE RETREAT (Nyinthun)

April 12th

All welcome! In the Shambhala Buddhist social dharma, basic meditation is a way for us to develop friendliness towards ourselves through returning to simplicity and being fully present to the play of our inner world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Chöd Training & Practice - Cutting through self concern

with Kristine McCutcheon

April 17th—April 19th

Chöd literally means “cutting” — cutting through our obscuration’s, cutting ego-grasping and fixation, cutting through to the natural state. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

JOY In EVERYDAY LIFE (JIEL)

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 30th—May 28th

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Through our discipline of meditation, we can begin to touch our inherent confidence and open our heart of basic goodness. As we go forward on t Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

May 2nd—May 3rd

If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 3, please join us for Level 4 with Dale Asrael. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part II

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 4th—May 18th

In Part II,  focusing on the second yana, we will explore teachings and practices—such as tonglen—related to the awakened heart of compassion and the bravery of the bodhisattva path. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Adana Barbieri

May 8th—May 10th

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense per Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New and Returning Volunteer Training & Appreciation Day

May 9th

Please join us for this one day FREE training and celebration! Become a Volunteer and join a culture of kindness dedicated to offering our hearts and minds for the benefit of others! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Money & Sacredness

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 15th—May 17th

We will explore the ways in which “wealth” relates with our own sanity, and how we can cultivate our relationship with complex energies of money, finance, and wealth. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Armor of Fearlessness: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 22nd—May 24th

A practical exploration of Buddhist teachings on death, dying and relating with the groundlessness of life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

May 31st

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

In Part III, contemplating the third yana, we will work with teachings on indestructible sacredness reviewing readings from Trungpa Rinpoche's  The Heart of the Buddha, particularly the chapter "Sacred Outlook." Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 5th—June 7th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

June 27th—June 28th

If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 4, please join us for Qigong Level 5 with Eva Wong! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Khandro Rinpoche

August 19th—August 20th

Save the dates! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

August 23rd

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

September 25th—September 27th

Save the dates! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

November 29th

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »