Program Recordings

The Boulder Shambhala Center is pleased to announce that we are beginning to offer program recordings for purchase. After numerous requests from students outside of our immediate physical area and others unable to attend programs in person for a variety of reasons, we hope this new initiative will help these precious teachings reach a wider audience.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
May 30-31, 2020
The Heart of the Awakened Mind

Recordings now available here.




Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
August 10-11, 2019
Claiming Agency to Our Own Awakening

In this program, the brilliant and talented teacher, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, tackled the essence of the Buddha’s teachings in fresh and beautifully articulate language. She even likes Dave Chapelle! Topics covered include dependent arising, pure perception, karma, healing vs. fixing, devotion, agency & discernment, and much more. This program was wonderful to be a part of and is not to be missed!

You can purchase or rent the professional, broadcast quality recordings here.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
October 11-12, 2019
Meeting Challenges: Obstacles as the Stepping Stones to Enlightenment

In his book, Riding Stormy Waves, Rinpoche writes, “Obstacles are the true path. If there are no obstacles, there is no path.” This is the notion of bringing everything we encounter to the path of awakenment. The situations we find most frustrating or disappointing can show us where we’re holding back, where we’re trying—and failing—to find security for ourselves. The challenging situations of our lives can be the basis of letting go of our Me Project and discovering not only our unlimited brilliance and compassion, but a vivid connection to the whole world.

Rinpoche’s presence at BSC was a warm and healing experience. We hope you enjoy these special and timely teachings! Available here.

Noedup Rongae
January 4, 2020
The Art of Tibet & the Shambhala Lineage Thangka

On Saturday, January 4th, master thangka painter, Noedup Rongae, came to the Boulder Shambhala Center and gave a wonderful talk and discussion. He shared numerous details about the Shambhala Lineage thangka that he executed. We learned of his extensive research to make sure that the thangka reflects accurately the traditional iconography of the Dharmarajas and Rigden kings and queens. Many people had questions about different aspects of the symbolism throughout the thangka, as well as his process of creating the seven by nine foot thangka which took many years to paint.  He graciously answered all questions. Noedup considers this thangka to be his master work and the establishment of an authoritative iconography of the Rigdens to be his “life’s work.” 

The presentation also included a slide show of several examples from a set of 39 thangkas of the Rigdens that he  also painted with the assistance of his painting team of the Shambhala Art School.

It was a fortunate, illuminating, and auspicious gathering, facilitated by Greg Smith, who studied thangka painting at Naropa with Noedup in the late 70s.  Several people attending remembered Noedup from that earlier time….and he remembered us!

Having this Shambhala Lineage thangka is a true blessing and having him elucidate the meaning and symbolism brought those blessings down even more fully.

Thank you Noedup Rongae, and thank you Greg Smith for helping to make this gathering happen.

The video is available for purchase here.

Acharya Dan Hessey
Ashe Mahamudra Intensive
November 15-17, 2019

Ashe Mahamudra is a concise and profound practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2011. It brings together the teachings of the four yogas of Mahamudra with the Shambhala principles of the four dignities.

In presenting this material, Acharya Dan Hessey will be drawing from the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings on the four yogas of Mahamudra found in the 1980 Vajrayana Transcripts, the Song of Lodrö Thaye, The Letter of the Black Ashe, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s commentaries on this direct and profound practice.

There are 17 video recordings in this series that include teachings, practice commentary, discussions, and full practice sessions led by Acharya Dan without commentary.

This program is restricted to tantrikas who have received the lung. The purchase price is only $45 for the entire set of videos. If you are interested in purchasing this program, please email Travis at [email protected] and include when and where you received this lung. The payment can be made through our PayPal account (or in person if you are local) to [email protected]

If you have any questions, please email Travis at [email protected]