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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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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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

Shastri Jeffrey Stevens and Calryn Aston

January 30–February 2, 2015
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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 offer information on our Shambhala and Buddhist lineages, more →

Shambhala Guide Training: Registration Page

Shastri Jeffrey Stevens and Calryn Aston

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

Lida Anne Elliot

February 1, 2015
Steve Seely
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

Steve Seely

February 6–8, 2015
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As the Shambhala year comes to an end, we enter the period known as the dön season, the ten days before Shambhala Day when the accumulated negativity, underlying habitual patterns and latent obstacles of the past year are heightened. more →

Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

Teacher To Be Determined

February 13–15, 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

Shastri Iris Ramos

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

Shastri Iris Ramos

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

Shastri Iris Ramos

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

Pam Turner

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

Shastri Iris Ramos

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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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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If you are interested in deepening your meditation practice and experiencing a traditional meditation retreat, this two-week sitting-meditation retreat is for you. The retreat will focus on developing a deep understanding of shi-ne, peaceful-abiding meditation. Participants more →

Two-Week Spring Meditation Retreat

Acharya Emily Bower

March 13–29, 2015
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Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the Two-Week Spring Shambhala Meditation Retreat, there are two successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually more →

Spring Weekthun 1

Acharya Emily Bower

March 13–21, 2015
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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
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Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the Two-Week Spring Shambhala Meditation Retreat, there are two successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually more →

Spring Weekthun 2

Acharya Emily Bower

March 21–29, 2015
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This week-long retreat is for Shambhala-community practitioners of Ngöndro, Werma, and Scorpion Seal practices. “The purpose of transmission is to show us that in the very mind we are experiencing right now, we are perfect and more →

Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat

Acharya Emily Bower and Shelley Pierce

March 21–29, 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

April 5, 2015
Adana Barbieri
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 Level V

Adana Barbieri

April 17–19, 2015
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In this six-day intensive, The Four Dignities teach warriors to develop the insight and strength that enables them to further shed their cocoons, raise windhorse, and engage fully in the world. Understanding how the dignities unfold more →

Sacred Path: Four Dignities

Marcy Henry-Fink

April 24–30, 2015
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Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Here one trains in overcoming arrogance, the primary obstacle to learning. Prerequisite: Sacred Path: Drala The tuition for Meek includes more →

Sacred Path: Meek

Marcy Henry-Fink

April 24–26, 2015
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The second of the Four Dignities focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a more →

Sacred Path: Perky

Marcy Henry-Fink

April 26–28, 2015
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These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create more →

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

Marcy Henry-Fink

April 28–30, 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

May 3, 2015
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The Way of Shambhala I series of classes explores the experiences of contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom in everyday life, and culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature more →

Unconditional Confidence: The Rigden Weekend

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 22–24, 2015
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Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, we work with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions by learning the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly more →

Sacred Path: Golden Key

Cynthia Kneen

June 2–6, 2015
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The Warrior Assembly, the jewel of Shambhala Training and the culmination of the Sacred Path program, is a living teaching in creating enlightened society. Participants receive the transmission of advanced Shambhala warriorship practices and study the more →

Warrior Assembly

Acharya Melissa Moore and Shastri David Stone

June 6–17, 2015
Warrior Assembly, the culmination of Shambhala Training, is a living teaching on creating enlightened society. Participants receive the transmission of advanced Shambhala practices of confidence and study the root text and commentary, The Golden Sun of more →

Warrior Assembly

Acharya Melissa Moore and Shastri David Stone

June 6–17, 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

June 7, 2015
Jonathan Barbieri
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

Jonathan Barbieri

June 12–14, 2015
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   PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 25th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. The Sakyong has asked more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

June 20–July 1, 2015
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From June 20 - July 1, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies IV, V and VI. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal more →

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

June 20–July 1, 2015
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   PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 25th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. The Sakyong has asked more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly IV

June 20–July 1, 2015
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   PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 25th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. The Sakyong has asked more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

June 20–July 1, 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

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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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 →

Summer Weekthun: A Week-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 21, 2015
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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 Level II

Chris Stockinger

July 24–26, 2015
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Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–31, 2015
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Weekthun I and II

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 7, 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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 31–August 7, 2015
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Weekthun II and III

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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.
  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 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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 7–14, 2015
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Weekthun III and IV

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 7–21, 2015
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  The Enlightened Society Assembly is a gathering of Shambhala warriors to contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society.  Students will deepen their commitment and intention more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Eve Rosenthal

August 14–23, 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

September 6, 2015
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  The Scorpion Seal Assembly involves intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana. It is modeled after the traditional drupchen (great accumulation) that is performed in many Buddhist traditions as a way of accomplishing sadhana practice. The more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Teacher To Be Determined

October 14–25, 2015
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    PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 19th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee.   Housing: If more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

October 14–25, 2015