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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 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

Teacher To Be Determined

December 20–27, 2014

Weekthun II and III

Teacher To Be Determined

December 20, 2014–January 3, 2015
Janet Solyntjes
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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 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

Melanie Klein

January 4, 2015
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Now in its 24th year, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Madness, offered through the Honors Program at Chapman University, is a 10-day immersion in Shambhala Buddhist culture designed to awaken the warrior within. From meditation to art, kyudo (Japanese archery), more →
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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

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

February 1, 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

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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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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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

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

June 6–17, 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, 2015, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies 4, 5 and 6. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the 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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  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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  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