Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th (2020)

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 15th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Heart Sutra Study

with Fred Jaben

November 19th—December 17th

We will investigate the meaning of the Heart Sutra through recitation, contemplation, study and discussion. Open to all. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path III: Drala

with Acharya Susan Skjei

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Windhorse - Sacred Path Series

with Elaine Yuen

December 13th—December 15th

Windhorse practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Children's Day

December 15th

Join in community to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Membership Oath Ceremony

December 15th

Join us to welcome new members of the Denver Center Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Holiday Dance Party with The Hazel Miller Band

December 15th

Join the party! Sunday, December 15th, 6-10pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Winter Solstice Sit-A-Thon

December 21st—December 22nd

Join in community to help fundraise for the Denver Shambhala Center in a 24 hour Sit-A-Thon. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Support the Sit-A-Thon

December 21st—December 22nd

Donate to support the Sit-A-Thon at SMCD Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

A Light in the Darkness: A Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Drala Hike: North Table Mountain Park

December 22nd

Everyone is welcome to join us for a contemplative hike and experience the magic of autumn in Colorado. All experience levels, especially families and children, are encouraged to come along! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Holiday Practice Intensive

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 26th—December 31st

This is a great opportunity to deepen your practice in a relaxed, urban, residential setting. We are offering Shamatha and Vajrayana tracks. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

DAYLONG PRACTICE RETREAT (Nyinthun)

January 5th (2020)

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Jonathan Barbieri

January 10th—January 12th (2020)

Shambhala Training is a path to explore the dignity of being human, using mindfulness meditation to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and others. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Denise Wuensch

January 10th—January 12th (2020)

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Nyinthun

January 12th (2020)

Taking it back to the old school! All day nyinthun! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Renee Cowan

January 21st—February 18th (2020)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Dhi Good

January 21st—February 18th (2020)

CONTENTMENT, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the hinayana teachings of the Buddhist path. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and our day-to-day life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

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

Shambhala Art 1 & 2

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen & Hazel Bercholz

January 31st—February 2nd (2020)

In Shambhala Art, we learn mostly through experiential exercises that make us aware and help us explore and discover the creative process Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Feast of Dharma: Kagyu/Nyingma Vajrayana Intensive

with Larry Mermelstein

February 13th—February 17th (2020)

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

February 28th—March 1st (2020)

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

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

March 13th—March 15th (2020)

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 (2020)

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 (2020)

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

Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 26th—March 30th (2020)

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 (2020)

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 (2020)

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 (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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

April 24th—April 26th (2020)

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 (2020)

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 (2020)

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

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 »