Path of Service

“We are all here on earth to see what we can offer . . . Only through the development of mindfulness—which leads to virtues like kindness and generosity—will we become truly peaceful.” —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Boulder Shambhala Center relies upon the generous support of our members and friends who volunteer their time to help make our many offerings available to the people of Boulder and beyond. From staffing Shambhala Training Levels, volunteering at cultural events or assuming a Satellite Staff position to serving as a Meditation Instructor or teacher, the Path of Service offers something for everyone and forms an essential part of the Shambhala experience.

Whether you’re a member or just looking to get more involved, here are some of the many ways to join us in our work to make enlightened society possible . . .

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

May 20                   Spring Arts Day & Crafts Sale
Assist with set up/breakdown or serve as a host at our annual celebration of the arrival of spring with meditative arts such as Kyudo (archery), Kado (flower arranging), Chado (tea ceremony), Miksang (photography) and more will be demonstrated by gifted teachers. Click here to volunteer.

June 24                  Mid-Summer’s Day
Assist with the set and breakdown of our annual celebration of the summer solstice. The day often begins with a lhasang that purifies the environment and invokes awakened energy. This gathering is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy summer fun together. Click here to volunteer.

August 25             Vajra Regent Commemoration
Assist with setup/breakdown, feast prep or serve as a host for our annual celebration of the life and teachings of the Vajra Regent featuring a Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast and shared memories and stories. Click here to volunteer.

Sept 15-17           Climate Change Symposium
Assist with setup/breakdown, serve as a host or provide staff support for our annual climate change symposium featuring activists, scientists, artists and others exploring how human fortitude, ingenuity and insight can create life-sustaining communities. Click here to volunteer.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Justin Veach, Director of Member & Volunteer Engagement
303.444.0190 x125 / engage@boulder.shambhala.org.

Community Work Days:
Ongoing opportunities for the community to come together and work around the building, includes sitting meditation and lunch provided by the Center.
Upcoming Work Day: Saturday, May 27, 8:30am-12:30pm

Satellite Staff
Satellite staff are a core group of volunteers who serve the Boulder Shambhala Center for six months at a time in contracted positions. They commit to working several hours a week in roles that are essential to the day-to-day functioning of the center. In recognition of their service Satellite Staff are invited to attend a variety of programs and events free of charge, including programs with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Way of Shambhala and Basic Goodness Series classes (+ materials fee), as well as program merit and discounts on a variety of other programs.

Requirements: Satellite Staff must be dues paying members of the Boulder Shambhala Center and have completed Way of Shambhala Level III.
Commitment: Satellite Staff members serve for six months and work with the center’s Director of Member & Volunteer Engagement.

Current Satellite Staff Openings

Head Housekeeper
Responsible for maintaining a good and uplifted environment throughout the center, including leading a team of volunteers to assist with the weekly preparation and cleaning of the building.

Front Desk Reception
This is an amazing opportunity to represent Shambhala to the general public and our members by serving as a friendly face as they enter the center. Responsibilities include maintaining an uplifted front desk reception environment, answering phones, responding to email, and some basic administrative tasks.

Assist Satellite Staff Members
Our Satellite Staff often need extra help. Partner with one of these committed volunteers to help in the areas of audio visual coordination, program registration, housekeeping, kitchen and Shrine Room floor cleaning.

To apply for a Satellite Staff position, please contact:
Justin Veach, Director of Member & Volunteer Engagement
303.444.0190 x125 / engage@boulder.shambhala.org