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

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 17th—May 1st

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz

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

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 23rd—April 28th

This secular retreat will be offered in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as taught through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School and in many places around the world. 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

Family Meditation and Meal Get Together

April 25th—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

Conversation for Tantrikas

April 25th

The Boulder Shambhala Center is hosting several upcoming community conversations. These gatherings can help us all understand the significant breadth of perspectives and feelings in our community. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Heart of Recovery Retreat: Exploring Higher Power from a Buddhist Perspective

with Martha Hildreth & Dennis Southward

April 26th—April 28th

Heart of Recovery joins the ancient wisdom of Shambhala Buddhism with the 12-step form in order to support our commitment to the path of recovery from addictive behaviors. Continue »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Adana Barbieri

April 26th—April 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and toward our world. All are welcome! 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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Voices of Courage: Facing Extremism in Myanmar and Wherever It Arises

April 28th

Support a people under siege. Learn from leaders who call out hate. Promote courageous dialogue in any conflict. BSC presents an all-day conference at the Nalanda Campus of Naropa University. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Dhi Good & Shastri Denise Wuensch

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 »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Empowered Communication: Healing Social Divides with Compassionate Strength

May 3rd—May 5th

with Basia Solarz // This program invites participants to take a deeper look at what matters to them in conflict and gain clarity about how to show up differently in challenging situations. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Dharmic Warriors

May 3rd—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 III: Warrior in the World

with Lainie Logan

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 »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Hallelujah Strongheart

May 3rd—May 5th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. 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 Mountain Center

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku

May 9th—May 13th

Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory discovery practices, qigong, and hatha yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Looking Deeply: Meditation & Diversity

with Jeffrey Scott

May 10th—May 12th

Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, we will engage with each other around our own experiences of exclusion/inclusion, privilege, and difference. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

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 »

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Living the Protector Principle in Tough Times

with Aaron Snyder

May 11th

Whether your Kasung life is beginning, continuing, or over; you are warmly invited to this gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

May 12th

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Travis May

May 13th

Inspired by our newest group of refugees, we will be offering an introduction and practice session for "Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara: The Practice of Taking Refuge." Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

with Jenny Bondurant & Sangyum Valerie Lorig

May 15th—May 19th

This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion and meditation practices that foster clarity and insight. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

SIX PARAMITAS: Buddhist Studies Dharma Talk

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

May 16th

Generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, wisdom Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Interim Board Gathering

May 16th

The Interim Board will present on various topics of interest and then take questions. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

with Travis May

May 16th

The Boulder Ashe Society meets monthly to practice stroke and to deepen our understanding of The Golden Sun of the Great East. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

with Larry Mermelstein

May 17th—May 26th

Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa // Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Community Practice Afternoon

May 18th

Please join us for an afternoon of community practice, where we will gather together with our diverse practices to meditate as one community. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience: Embodied Listening®

with Hope Martin & David Rome

May 24th—May 27th

The more we are able to live deeply from within our bodies, the more our stuck places transform, allowing for greater joy and authenticity Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Acharya Holly Gayley

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 Mountain Center

Embodied Power and Play: Reclaiming the Feminine

June 6th—June 11th

with with Acharya Holly Gayley, Geo Logerreta, Kriste Peoples and Hannah Kinderlehrer // Join our inclusive circle to nourish your being and unleash your strength, voice, and creativity. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism

June 6th—June 9th

with Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Myokei Caine-Barrett, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick and Lyn Fine // If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial healing in North America and long for spiritual connection in this work... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Mark Kelleher

June 8th—June 9th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called taoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Travis May

June 10th

Inspired by our newest group of refugees, we will be offering an introduction and practice session for "Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara: The Practice of Taking Refuge." 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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

with Travis May

June 20th

The Boulder Ashe Society meets monthly to practice stroke and to deepen our understanding of The Golden Sun of the Great East. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Sacred Path: Drala

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 21st—June 23rd

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

Sacred Path Study: Reflections of the Cosmic Mirror

June 25th—September 10th

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 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

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

August 2nd—August 4th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

August 3rd

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: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Aaron Snyder

August 9th—August 11th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Meditation in Everyday Life

August 13th—September 10th

This course presents introductory teachings and tools for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

August 17th

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

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 30th—September 2nd

The final program in the Sacred Path series. This three-day weekend retreat is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

August 31st

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

Ashe Society

September 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

September 8th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Membership Ceremony and Celebration

September 8th—June 16th

Please join us to welcome our newest members of Shambhala. This ceremony of appreciation is a powerful moment to experience our shared principles - basic goodness and enlightened society - through gathering the community and celebrating together. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

September 27th—September 29th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

September 28th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 8th—November 5th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

October 12th

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

Community New Moon Practice

October 26th

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

November 10th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community New Moon Practice

November 30th

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

December 6th—December 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

December 14th

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

Community New Moon Practice

December 28th

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

Joy in Everyday Life

January 8th—February 5th (2020)

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 »