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.

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
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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. Gather a deeper feeling and connection to the land around you 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
Discover how to see the world in a fresh way and express your full and complete experience through your camera. This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael more →

Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang Photography

Michael Wood and Julie DuBose

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
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There's a Buddhist belief that a genuinely loving relationship is the practice for which all other practices are preparation. This weekend couple's yoga and meditation retreat explores romantic partnership as an opportunity for spiritual awakening and more →

Loving Your Way to Enlightenment: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Couple

Keith Kachtick and Camilla Figueroa

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 touch more →

Sacred Embodiment, Sacred Service: A Retreat for Women

Judith Ansara and Danya River

September 26–28, 2014
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Discover practical ways to deepen your relationships and maintain connection, even in difficult times.  This lively discussion will draw on time-tested ideas from a variety of perspectives, including the Imago Theory, one of the most influential more →
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Bodily sickness, like all suffering, has real, discoverable causes. The cause is not cancer, colitis, weak adrenals, or a lowered immune system. The cause of our health problems is the innocent misuse of our own body more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley

October 3–5, 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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  In today’s world, we are faced with novel challenges, limited resources, and increased demands for our expertise and time. The constant pressures can deplete our mental resiliency and interfere with many of the hallmarks of more →

Leading Differently: The Power of a Purposeful Pause™

Janice Marturano and Dawn MacDonald

October 24–26, 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
Ben-Cohen
A Couples Workshop Intimate relationships are both an opportunity and a challenge to our capacity for love and vulnerability. Once we get past the romantic love stage, we often find ourselves surprised by these challenges. Drawing more →
Andrew Holecek
Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – if we’re prepared.  Learn what to do for yourself and others – before, during, and after death – from a practical and spiritual perspective.  What are the best meditations for more →

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death • Boulder

Andrew Holecek

November 7–8, 2014
Ben-Cohen
This two-day course is designed to introduce clinicians to the theoretical foundations and applications of Imago Relationship Therapy, a powerful and effective approach to couples counseling. You will learn how to hold couples in “Dialogue”, helping more →
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

November 14–16, 2014
Paul Shippee
Discover the primal power of feelings and emotions in everyday communication. In this workshop we will use the powerful methods of compassionate and nonviolent communication (NVC) to develop ours skills for emotional intelligence, deep listening, compassion more →
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

December 5–7, 2014
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Join us as we come together as women to appreciate the beauty of our imperfections and discover how our vulnerabilities are a powerful source of courage, compassion, and connection. Based on Dr. Brené Brown’s popular The more →

The Daring Way: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™ (A retreat for women)

Kathy Tolstrup and Michele Faris

December 12–14, 2014
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What do writers want more than anything in the world? Time to write. Yet even if such precious time could be found, it's not always easy to settle into the writing groove. Meditation can help synchronize more →

Fearlessly Creative: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

Susan Piver

December 18–21, 2014
Jonathan Barbieri
Join us for this special program and allow your aspirations for the New Year to become clear, confident and committed through reflection and renewal. Our gathering will include meditation, contemplative practices, and open time to rest more →

Take a Leap into 2015: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Jonathan Barbieri

December 30, 2014–January 1, 2015
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

January 16–18, 2015
Irini Rockwell
To lead others, we must know ourselves, where we shine and where we get stuck. Some situations bring out the best of who we are; in others we can’t get out of our own way. During more →

Natural Brilliance: Leading from Within

Irini Rockwell

January 23–25, 2015
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

February 6–8, 2015
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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we can know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. To do this, we will practice sitting meditation, more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

February 11–15, 2015
Layth Matthews
The way we think about wealth affects our personal experience and our world dramatically. Yet we rarely contemplate the heart of prosperity, which may be why it feels like we are running in place personally, and more →