Mindful Living

Mindful living is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human. It is an intentional choice to live with integrity in relation to one’s own conscience and the natural world, based on one’s fundamental values and core beliefs. Our programs in Mindful Living teach how to apply the practice of mindfulness within our families, workplaces, neighborhoods and environment.

As part of our commitment towards mindful living, Shambhala Mountain Center has launched the Center for Enlightened Society. This initiative is based on the premise that human beings are inherently gentle, endowed with basic goodness and compassion towards others.

Our Mindful Living programs aim to explore the possibilities for creating enlightened society through being kind to oneself and others, fostering sustainable living and business practices, creating authentic and compassionate leadership, and bringing mindfulness into our economic, educational, environmental, governmental and health care systems.

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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

April 25–27, 2014
Janet Solyntjes
This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown more →
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Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices and Hatha Yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. As we investigate the four elements of more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 14–18, 2014
Bruce Tift
Many of us feel deeply disconnected at times—from ourselves, from others, and from life. Actually, it is impossible not to be intimate and fully connected at all times. Using relationships as a powerful vehicle for investigating more →

Relationship as a Path of Awakening

Bruce Tift

May 16–18, 2014
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

May 16–18, 2014
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Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion, more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 22–26, 2014
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Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our lives and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to ourselves, we also become more open and more →

Embodied Listening

David Rome and Hope Martin

May 23–26, 2014
ALawlor
Discover ways to experience your home, workplace, and community as sacred places that can serve as allies on your life journey. During this retreat, we will practice exercises at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya allowing us more →
YellowWildflowers
  A Four Seasons Program Join us as we explore the native plant communities of Shambhala Mountain Center and learn about the complex relationships between native plants, soil, weather, and wildlife. During this retreat, we will more →

Exploring Trees and Wildflowers

Connie Gray, Laurie Huckaby and Jim Tolstrup

July 18–20, 2014
Janet Solyntjes
Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this extended retreat offers an in-depth look at mindfulness tools for engaging the demands of our lives and for deepening our inquiry into fundamental health and wholeness. Through sitting, more →
Kay Peterson
Like trees in the forest or fish in the sea, we have an innate ability to live in greater harmony with our environment. While trying to navigate our busy, high-tech world, we can develop habits of mind more →

Mindful Hiking: Waking Up to the Wild

Kay Peterson

July 31–August 3, 2014
Join us this Sunday, June 16 from 2-3:00 pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center to learn more about this creative and contemplative retreat for the whole family.  In celebration of Father’s Day, children can participate in a special craft--making “Pockets of Love” for any special people in their lives.
 Looking to get away to nature with your family this summer? Come nurture bonds while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Shambhala Mountain Center. Family Camp is a creative and contemplative retreat the whole more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Rachel Steele and Kelly Lindsey

August 4–10, 2014
CourageousWomen
For more information about this program please visit the Courageous Women Website. Please use discount code "CW25" to receive 25% off housing when registering. (Thanks in advance to those that choose to pay full price and more →

8th Annual Courageous Women Fearless Living Cancer Retreat

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

August 19–24, 2014
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 22–24, 2014
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A Four Seasons Program Join naturalist, writer, artist, and teacher Clare Walker Leslie, for an opportunity to sink into the earth, air, sky, and mountains around you, gathering a deeper connection to land that can carry more →

Being with the Land: Turning to Nature and the Seasons

Clare Walker Leslie

September 5–7, 2014
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A Four Seasons Program Throughout history, we have looked to the skies to follow the rhythm of the seasons and to ponder life’s mysteries. This workshop will reignite our passion for the stars by using interactive, more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

September 5–7, 2014
Miksang Michael in Puddle
This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael Wood and Julie DuBose. If you would like to be able to express your full and complete experience of seeing more →

Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang Photography

Julie DuBose and Michael Wood

September 11–14, 2014
Kay Peterson
When we wander into untamed landscapes it calms our nerves, strengthens our focus, and restores our sense of well-being.  By tuning into our senses and mindfully moving through nature, we can appreciate its chaotic orderliness and more →

Waking Up to the Wild: Nature Walks

Kay Peterson

September 12–14, 2014
Judith Ansara
  As women, we innately understand and experience the inter-connectedness of all life, and the wisdom, creativity, and power that is part of this “knowing.”  Yet, in the busyness of our multi-focused lives, we often lose more →

Sacred Embodiment, Sacred Service: A Retreat for Women

Judith Ansara and Danya River

September 26–28, 2014
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Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In more →

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

October 31–November 7, 2014