Meditation & Mindfulness

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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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

Nathan Railla

July 5, 2015
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Meditate for a week or the full month of Dathun. Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion. more →

Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Greg Smith

July 24–August 21, 2015
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Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Greg Smith

July 24–August 21, 2015
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“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun I

Greg Smith

July 24–31, 2015
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Weekthun I and II

Greg Smith

July 24–August 7, 2015
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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 →

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

July 24–27, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

July 24–26, 2015
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“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun II

Greg Smith

July 31–August 7, 2015
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Weekthun II and III

Greg Smith

July 31–August 14, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

August 2, 2015
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.
  **REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 2, 2015** 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 more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Rachel Steele and Kelly Lindsey

August 2–8, 2015
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“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun III

Greg Smith

August 7–14, 2015
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Weekthun III and IV

Greg Smith

August 7–21, 2015
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This program integrates qigong and meditation with an emphasis on how these practices support one another in nourishing a healthy body and cultivating a clear mind. The daily practice will interlace several sessions of sitting and more →

Qigong and Meditation

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 12–17, 2015
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A Four Seasons Program Come and feel a personal connection with the universe under the shooting stars of the Perseid meteor shower, which is predicted to be especially good this year! Throughout history, human beings have more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: A Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

August 13–16, 2015
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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 →
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Please join us for a Young Sangha Meditation Retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center for sangha members in their teens, twenties and thirties.  We will be living as a close community during the retreat and will plan more →

Young Sangha Meditation Retreat

August 28–30, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 28–30, 2015
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“Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.” - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche Traditionally in the Buddha’s teachings, meditation practice is presented in two categories: meditation with an more →
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Bring your beloved to a fun-filled, spiritually uplifting, restorative and invigorating weekend of Partner Yoga for couples. As we practice connecting in a joyful, open way, we find more ease and balance in our relationships. Deepen more →

Coming Home to Compassion: Partner Yoga for Couples

Elysabeth Williamson

September 4–6, 2015
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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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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

September 6, 2015
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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 →

9th Annual Courageous Women Fearless Living Cancer Retreat

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

September 8–13, 2015
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Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Valerie Lorig

September 18–20, 2015
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Explore the Taoist Arts This experiential workshop will introduce Taoist practices to cultivate a healthy body and peaceful mind.   We will begin by practicing qigong exercises that are designed to activate and circulate qi (the energy more →

Taoism: The Art of Living

Eva Wong

September 18–20, 2015
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically-supported teachings to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Experience the Power of Mindfulness Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

September 18–20, 2015
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Redefining Illness 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 more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

October 2–4, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

October 30–November 1, 2015
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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

November 6–13, 2015
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 It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation more →

Learn To Meditate

Patricia Kelly

November 13–15, 2015
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This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of more →

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Steve Seely

November 13–15, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

November 20–22, 2015
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In this weekend retreat, we learn techniques to help us develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Beginning to engage the world directly, we extend this attitude more →

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

Mariah Simonton and Rose Sposito

December 11–13, 2015
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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. Meditate, Write, Share (or more →

Fearlessly Creative: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

Susan Piver

December 17–21, 2015
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  Relax, Refresh, & Connect   Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to more →

Winter Solstice Retreat & Renewal

December 18–20, 2015
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Clear, Confident & Committed Join us for this special retreat and allow your aspirations for the New Year to become clear, confident and committed through reflection and renewal. We will go beyond the usual goal focused more →

Take a Leap into 2016: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Jonathan Barbieri

December 30, 2015–January 2, 2016
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

January 8–10, 2016
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Do you struggle to make healthy eating choices? This weekend will create a gentle, contemplative, and playful environment to help you discover how liberating it can feel to make wise choices when it comes to the more →
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Beginning the path of meditation is an ideal opportunity to embrace the wisdom of everyday experience with great patience, openness, and compassion. Overcome Fear and Embrace Compassion  In this dynamic and practical retreat, we will explore more →

The Path of Simply Being

Thomas Roberts

January 22–24, 2016
Acharya Dan Hessey
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I

Acharya Daniel Hessey

January 29–31, 2016
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Explore the Power of Embodiment Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

February 3–7, 2016
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

February 19–21, 2016
Greg Smith
 It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation more →

Learn To Meditate

Greg Smith

February 26–28, 2016