Shambhala

In today’s high-paced, high-stress world, each of us has the natural capacity to find peace, clarity, wellbeing and compassion within ourselves. The best means of tapping into this inner capacity is through the use of meditation – a simple practice of coming back to the present moment via the breath, the body and the senses.

Our contemplative workshops are suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. For those who are new to meditation and other contemplative disciplines, we offer Learn to Meditate and Shambhala Training Weekends. Our Retreat and Renewal programs include an introduction to meditation. There are no program prerequisites.

Shambhala Training is a meditation discipline that helps us to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness. The training path begins with a series of Heart of Warriorship weekends that help to establish a personal meditation practice. Each program includes meditation instruction, Shambhala teachings, group discussions and individual interviews.

Our retreat environment is an ideal setting in which to get started or to deepen your meditation practice. Join us and learn how you can transform the challenges of daily life into opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

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 Rites of Warriorship (ROW) is the formal entry into the adult Shambhala World and the fruition of the Shambhala Sun Camp path of practice. ROW graduates have received vital training and empowerment in the Shambhala vision, more →

ROW Bridge Program

October 31–November 2, 2014
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This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of the world we live in. By more →

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Larry Seidl

October 31–November 2, 2014
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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

November 2, 2014
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

November 21–23, 2014
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Join us for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner and family-oriented holiday retreat this November. Enjoy a wide variety of weekend activities including workshops on the contemplative arts, like haiku and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), yoga, sensory awareness, more →

Thanksgiving Family Retreat and Autumn Celebration

Cynthia Drake and Peter Grossenbacher

November 27–30, 2014
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Join us for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner this November. Give thanks and celebrate our connection to the phenomenal world and each other in the powerful setting of Shambhala Mountain Center. There is no cost for children under more →

Thanksgiving Dinner

Cynthia Drake and Peter Grossenbacher

November 27, 2014
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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

Nina Rolle

December 7, 2014
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The 2014 winter dathün focuses on empowering our lives through the practice of meditation. We explore facets of mindfulness and awareness and also introduce Shambhala Meditation. These practices help to increase our appreciation of the sense more →

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 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 →

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Ben Hines and Shastri Holly Gayley

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015

Weekthun I

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December 13–20, 2014

Weekthun I and II

Teacher To Be Determined

December 13–27, 2014
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 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 →

Winter Weekthun: A Week-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 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

Denise Wuensch

December 19–21, 2014

Weekthun II

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December 20–27, 2014

Weekthun II and III

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December 20, 2014–January 3, 2015
Janet Solyntjes
Whether you are seeking to establish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana practice, or are an experienced practitioner, join us for this special holiday program. This week-long intensive will include a minimum of three practice sessions more →

Holiday Ngondro and Werma Intensive

Janet Solyntjes

December 26, 2014–January 3, 2015

Weekthun III

Teacher To Be Determined

December 27, 2014–January 3, 2015

Weekthun III and IV

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 27, 2014–January 10, 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

January 4, 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 I

Stephen Vosper

January 30–February 1, 2015
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In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use more →

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training IV

January 30–February 1, 2015
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Please join us at Shambhala Mountain Center for Shambhala Guide Training.  Shambhala Guides are trained to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of a more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Acharya Allyn Lyon and Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

January 30–February 2, 2015
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Congratulations on being accepted to Shambhala Guide Training! Shambhala Guides are trained to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of a Shambhala Center. Guides more →

Shambhala Guide Training: Registration Page

Acharya Allyn Lyon and Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

January 30–February 2, 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

February 1, 2015
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The Sacred Path program further inspires the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness in our daily lives. In particular, it nurtures our natural ability to experience the world as sacred and our aspiration to more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

Acharya Allyn Lyon

February 27–March 4, 2015
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In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, which more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

Acharya Allyn Lyon

February 27–28, 2015
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In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social more →

Sacred Path: Windhorse

Acharya Allyn Lyon

February 28–March 2, 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

March 1, 2015
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Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Prerequisite: Windhorse. more →

Sacred Path: Drala

Acharya Allyn Lyon

March 2–4, 2015
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The purpose of the retreat is to provide a concentrated period of time in which senior leaders, through individual and collective practice, can connect with the mind of the "Sacred Governance" lineage of Shambhala. The retreat more →

Monarch Retreat

Richard Reoch

March 8–16, 2015
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Shambhala Training V is the concluding level of the Shambhala Training series. With our bodies resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our minds resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we more →

Open Sky: Shambhala Training V

March 20–22, 2015
Greg Smith
This Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the accumulation of the recitation practices in a group setting. However, those who have finished the recitation are also invited to come and deepen their connection with the practice. If more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

March 21–29, 2015