Personal Transformation

Personal transformation is at the heart of all our relationships – with self, family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances – anyone whom we encounter. Both blissful and challenging, relationships are an integral part of spiritual practice, providing an unparalleled mirror through which we can see and know ourselves.

Awakening our hearts and minds is not a solo activity; it is a path we each must walk together. Without interaction, we would never receive teachings, good counsel, community support or essential feedback critical to our growth. Whether together as intimate partners, family, friends or community, our path of relationships is as necessary as it is both difficult and enriching.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers a range of Personal Transformation programs that work with our inner and outer selves, to help us open up to others and to compassionately engage with the outer manifestations of family, community and society-at-large. From consciously loving and living to unleashing our calling, awakening to our dreams, engaging in recovery practices or courageously dealing with critical illness, our relationships are a path of awakening.

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Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art more →

Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat

Erica Kaufman

May 26–29, 2016
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People all over the world from all spiritual backgrounds are aware of the research and benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. Studies show clear increases in both physical and mental well-being when meditation or mindfulness is more →

Mindfulness Healing Meditation • Denver

Nashalla Nyinda

May 28, 2016
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Like the snow melting to reveal vast meadows ripe with the promise of wildflowers, we, too can shed the layers of past seasons and old habits to make way for new possibilities in our lives. By more →

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

June 2–5, 2016
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Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our inner demons rather than engaging in battle more →

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict

Lama Tsultrim Allione, Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

June 3–5, 2016
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Join us for one or more week of deep meditation practice. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there more →

Summer Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

Acharya Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–July 9, 2016
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This program has been cancelled. As long as you have relatives, a job, or simple preferences, conflict is going to be a part of life. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but you more →
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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

June 24–26, 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

August 12–14, 2016
Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its 6th year, this annual program approaches music as medicine, weaving together a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, more →

Healing Sound Retreat: Rhythm and Chanting as Spiritual Practice

Christine Stevens and Silvia Nakkach

August 12–14, 2016
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Sometimes we welcome change in our lives; other times it comes ​unexpectedly. It may feel like our life adventure has brought us to the banks of a swollen river and we’re not sure how to proceed more →

Mindful Hiking: Opening to Change

Kay Peterson

August 12–14, 2016
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Are you ready to experience, and then write forth the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness, which moves us along the path more →

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 25–29, 2016
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Transformative Grief-Shifting If you've ever lost someone you love, this transformative grief-shifting workshop will rock your world. You'll learn meditations and sacred practices that give you a direct conversation with your departed and a deep understanding more →

Bridges to Beyond: A Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

September 9–11, 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

September 9–11, 2016
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DATE CHANGE: Please note that the dates for this program have changed. Previously, the program was listed for September 22- 25, 2016. We all carry with us a store of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Much more →
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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 Carrie Haynes

November 11–13, 2016
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Cultivate Fearlessness Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The "small deaths"  we live through— broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, and loss of justice or beliefs— offer us practice moments for more →

Befriending Small Deaths ~ Big Deaths®

Dominie Cappadonna and Joshua Mulder

November 11–13, 2016
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Do you want to learn more about what you can do to end racism? Do you want to learn how to engage meditation in racial justice work? Rather than serving as a tool for escaping or more →
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Join best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why suffering, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are simply cries from your soul asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be true to yourself now. 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 6–8, 2017
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This follow up retreat is for those who have attended Beyond Suffering level 1 and would like to go deeper into the practical application and embodiment of unconditional self love. It will offer a safe space, more →