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.

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

April 18–20, 2014
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Join us for a week or more this spring or summer and help us with the set-up and take-down of our seasonal tent village. Enjoy working in our mountain meadows and wooded hillsides, practicing meditation, participating in some of our more →

Summer Set-Up Volunteer Program

April 27–June 8, 2014
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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 →

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

May 2–4, 2014
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Come join us for our open house, which we host on the first Sunday of every month. You will have a chance to receive meditation instructions, hear a dharma talk, and take a tour of the more →

Open House

Lida Anne Elliot

May 4, 2014
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Come join us for our open house, which we host on the first Sunday of every month. You will have a chance to receive meditation instructions, hear a dharma talk, and take a tour of the more →

Open House

June 1, 2014
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  Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal V and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal VI. From  June 12-23, please join us for this potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

June 12–23, 2014
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Please read these important details before registering: Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is due on May more →

Sacred World Assembly

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Christie Cashman

June 25–July 16, 2014
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  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Having been introduced to one’s own basic goodness, the basic goodness of all beings and society itself, and having been introduced to the great mahayana path, the warrior is now invited into the more →

Sacred World Assembly

June 25–July 16, 2014
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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 23–August 20, 2014
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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 23–August 20, 2014

Weekthun I

Acharya Jenny Warwick

July 23–30, 2014

Weekthun I and II

Acharya Jenny Warwick

July 23–August 6, 2014
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Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 23–August 20, 2014
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Early Bird Special: Use discount code EarlyBird when registering for your accommodations at Shambhala Mountain Center before December 31st and receive 10% off housing and meals. Enlightened Society Assembly is a Shambhala program that emphasizes the view of more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Acharya Melissa Moore

July 26–August 10, 2014

Weekthun II and III

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 30–August 13, 2014

Weekthun II

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 30–August 6, 2014
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Come join us for our open house, which we host on the first Sunday of every month. You will have a chance to receive meditation instructions, hear a dharma talk, and take a tour of the more →

Open House

August 3, 2014
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 whole more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Rachel Steele and Kelly Lindsey

August 4–10, 2014

Weekthun III

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 6–13, 2014

Weekthun III and IV

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 6–20, 2014
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Discovering the Sacredness of Sense Perceptions through the Werma Sadhana “In some religious traditions, sense perceptions are regarded as problematic, because they arouse worldly desires.  However, in the Shambhala tradition, which is a secular tradition rather more →

Limitless Ayatanas: Scorpion Seal and Werma Practice Intensive

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

August 11–19, 2014
Patricia-Kelly
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

Patricia Kelly

August 22–24, 2014
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Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive meditation weekend helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

Jonathan Barbieri

September 5–7, 2014
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Come join us for our open house, which we host on the first Sunday of every month. You will have a chance to receive meditation instructions, hear a dharma talk, and take a tour of the more →

Open House

September 7, 2014
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Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal I and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal II. From October 10-21, please join us for this potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly II

Acharya Emily Bower

October 10–21, 2014