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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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

Greg Smith

July 24–August 21, 2015
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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 more →

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 13–17, 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
Brian Mullins
This program has been cancelled. Explore a contemplative approach to music with this experiential acoustic workshop. During this creative weekend, we will discover the foundations and fundamentals of musical commonality found in nature, based in your more →

Acoustic Elements: Traditional Music Workshop

Brian Mullins

August 28–30, 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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Relaxation & Connection It’s no secret that modern life is often too fast, too structured, and too purpose-driven for optimal human well-being. During this healing retreat, we’ll allow ourselves to slow down and rediscover the experiential, more →

Gaia: Engaging the Rhythms of Our Living Earth

Martin Ogle

September 11–13, 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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The Secret Power of Counter-poses in Yoga Hidden within every yoga posture is a secret—the counter-pose. The counter-pose protects, nurtures, and allows us to deepen our practice. In a yoga sequence, poses are balanced by counter-poses, 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

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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Cultivate Fearlessness Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The small deaths of broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, loss of work and more, offer us practice moments for the big more →

Befriending Small Deaths – Big Deaths

Dominie Cappadonna and Joshua Mulder

November 6–8, 2015
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  Medicine Buddha is a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice. It is said that just by hearing the name, or mantra, of Medicine Buddha that innumerable benefits arise - including enhancing any healing practices more →

Medicine Buddha for Healing

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Nashalla Nyinda

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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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
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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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Buddhism and addiction recovery paths share a basic premise: attachment causes suffering. This retreat will explore connections between the Twelve Steps, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. With periods of mindfulness meditation, lecture, discussion, 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

February 19–21, 2016