Programs

For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered at Shambhala Mountain Center to partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring Shambhala teachings, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.

Taught by a remarkable array of accomplished practitioners and teachers, our programs offer something for everyone from the beginner to advanced student. We invite you to browse our many offerings and hope to see you on the land soon!

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    Welcome Guests of Shambhala Mountain Center staff! Payment must be received upon registration. If you or your guest cannot pay upon registration, you must email HR to arrange payment. “Best available” typically applies to more →

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PLEASE NOTE: Getaways will not be available from June 5-June 22, 2013. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year. Customize your own stay at 25% off our more →

Getaway

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Registration Link for Fall Take-Down Volunteers
Please select any dates between arrival date of September 6th and departure date of September 15th. Thanks for volunteering! Your support and care of the Stupa means a lot to us!  

Stupa Work Week

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Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2015

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IMPORTANT: Review these steps before registering! 1. During registration you'll need to set "Choose Payment Option" to "Pay By Check". Note: This is strictly for bookkeeping purposes, your full payment has been processed through Living Social--so more →
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Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2016

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Note: Program credit purchased with a Gift Certificate expires after two years of the issue date.

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 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, with support from the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project, warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

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Welcome to Summer Set-Up 2015! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24. Please arrive by 5:00pm. Dinner is served from 6:30 - 7:30, and there will be a brief orientation every more →

Summer Set-Up 2015

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2016! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, and May 22nd. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be more →

Summer Set Up 2016

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Join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work hard, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your schedule will more →

Fall Take Down 2015

Open Dates
Patricia-Kelly
  It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea. So why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful more →

Learn To Meditate

Patricia Kelly

May 6–8, 2016
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Rediscover Fresh Perception Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices and Hatha Yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. Open to the Fullness more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Vidan Gonthier and Cynthia Moku

May 6–10, 2016
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THIS HOUSING-ONLY REGISTRATION PAGE IS FOR NAROPA STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE FOR CREDIT. Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices, and Hatha yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and more →
Shastri Pamela Bothwell
This program has been cancelled. Vajrayana Weekthun Retreat is open to Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners at all levels:  Ngöndro, Werma, and Scorpion Seal. The week will include guided study and discussions at each practice level, and several more →

Vajrayana Weekthun Retreat

Shastri Pamela Bothwell

May 6–14, 2016
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Experience Awakening Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. Develop Compassion This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant

May 11–15, 2016
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THIS HOUSING-ONLY REGISTRATION PAGE IS FOR NAROPA STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE FOR CREDIT. Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. more →
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Calling all women who do too much! This self-care retreat puts us back into alignment with the seasons, starting with the flowering and growth of spring. As women, we are far more deeply tied to the more →

The Way of the Happy Woman Spring Detox & Renewal Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

May 12–15, 2016
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The 5 elements are a part of who we are physiologically, emotionally, and psychologically. Every major tradition in the world has a way of understanding and working with elements to increase vitality and health. The Tibetan more →
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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.

May 20–22, 2016
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Couples Workshop Intimate relationships challenge us to deepen our understanding and compassion for ourselves and for our partner. Once past the “Romantic Love Stage,” we often find ourselves caught in repeated patterns—usually the same few issues, coming 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

Annabelle Yoo

May 20–22, 2016
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Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art more →

Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat

Erica Kaufman

May 26–29, 2016
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  Release Old Patterns & Open to Others Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our living and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply more →

Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom

David Rome and Hope Martin

May 27–30, 2016
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Sometimes unplugging is just what you need to truly connect. During this weekend retreat you’ll put your smartphone and computer aside and tune in to the beautiful forests, streams, and abundant wildlife at Shambhala Mountain Center. more →

Digital Detox: Weekend Retreat

May 27–29, 2016
Nashalla Nyinda, MD
People all over the world from all spiritual backgrounds are aware of the research and benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. Studies show clear increases in both physical and mental well-being when meditation or mindfulness is more →

Mindfulness Healing Meditation • Denver

Nashalla Nyinda

May 28, 2016
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The regulation and control of the breath is the foundation for preserving, cultivating, transforming, and circulating vital energy, or qi. In this program, students will learn both the Fish and Fetal Breathing techniques to enhance the more →

Qigong Breath Regulation Intensive

Eva Wong

June 1–3, 2016
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Register for the Qigong Breath Regulation and Standing Qigong Intensives together and receive a 10% tuition discount. The regulation and control of the breath is the foundation for preserving, cultivating, transforming, and circulating vital energy, or more →
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Like the snow melting to reveal vast meadows ripe with the promise of wildflowers, we, too can shed the layers of past seasons and old habits to make way for new possibilities in our lives. By more →

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

June 2–5, 2016
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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 Level I

Jonathan Barbieri

June 3–5, 2016
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Standing qigong is one of the most powerful and challenging practices for storing internal energy. In this program, students will learn the 12 Wudang Standing Qigong Forms, receive individualized instruction on the 8 postures of Wang more →

Standing Qigong Intensive

Eva Wong

June 3–5, 2016
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Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our inner demons rather than engaging in battle more →
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Chinese divination is the art of reading the energetic patterns of the universe so that we can live harmoniously in the world, appreciate the flux and permanence of the Tao, and intuit the interdependency of all more →
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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 5, 2016
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This retreat is full. Please fill out the application for the Hemera fellowship here and you will be placed on a waitlist. Take time this summer to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion both more →

Mindfulness Retreat for Educators

Rona Wilensky and Linda Wallace

June 6–10, 2016
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For thousands of years, the cultures of Asia have used their knowledge and understanding of energies in the land to situate towns, build homes, locate spiritual centers, and bury the dead. In China, this discipline of more →

Walking the Path of the Dragon: Foundations of Fengshui

Eva Wong and Peter C. van der Molen

June 7–9, 2016
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Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level III

Acharya Dale Asrael

June 9–11, 2016
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Please Note: Levels III and IV are led by Dale Asreal and levels V is led by Eva Wong Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels III-V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

June 9–15, 2016
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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 Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–July 9, 2016
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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

Acharya Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–July 9, 2016
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Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level IV

Acharya Dale Asrael

June 11–13, 2016
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Faculty: Kristin Neff, PhD & Christopher Germer, PhD Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of more →
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Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–July 9, 2016
“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

Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–18, 2016
“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 and II

Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–25, 2016
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Thank you for contacting us to reserve your travel assistance for the University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness Retreat that will be held at Shambhala Mountain Center(SMC).  If you would like travel assistance, please confirm more →
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Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level V

Eva Wong

June 13–15, 2016
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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 more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

June 17–26, 2016
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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 to more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

June 17–26, 2016
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As long as you have relatives, a job, or simple preferences, conflict is going to be a part of life. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but you can learn to navigate it more →
“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

Shastri Ben Hines

June 18–25, 2016
“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 →

Weekthuns II and III

Acharya Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 18–July 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

June 24–26, 2016
“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 Emily Bower

June 25–July 2, 2016
“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 →

Weekthuns III and IV

Acharya Emily Bower

June 25–July 9, 2016
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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

June 27–July 4, 2016
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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 3, 2016
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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 more →

Sacred World Assembly

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Christie Cashman

July 4–26, 2016
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  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 full magic more →

Sacred World Assembly

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Christie Cashman

July 4–26, 2016
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Given the speed and busyness of modern life it’s more important than ever to make time to connect with your body, mind, and environment. It’s in these moments of simple and direct connection that you can more →

Wisdom in Action

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Venerable Dr. Pannavati, Leslie Booker and Others

July 27–31, 2016
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Given the speed and busyness of modern life it’s more important than ever to make time to connect with your body, mind, and environment. It’s in these moments of simple and direct connection that you can more →

Wisdom in Action

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Venerable Dr. Pannavati, Leslie Booker and Others

July 27–31, 2016
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Given the speed and busyness of modern life it’s more important than ever to make time to connect with your body, mind, and environment. It’s in these moments of simple and direct connection that you can more →

Wisdom in Action $200 Level Scholarship Recipient Registration

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Venerable Dr. Pannavati, Leslie Booker and Others

July 27–31, 2016
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Given the speed and busyness of modern life it’s more important than ever to make time to connect with your body, mind, and environment. It’s in these moments of simple and direct connection that you can more →

Wisdom in Action $500 Level Scholarship Recipient Registration

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Venerable Dr. Pannavati, Leslie Booker and Others

July 27–31, 2016
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.
Registration Deadline is July 2, 2016. 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 more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Kelly Lindsey and Nicole Wolf

August 1–8, 2016
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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the 4 more →

Women’s Summer Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

August 3–7, 2016
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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 7, 2016
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  OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD® Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and more →

Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive

Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling

August 7–12, 2016
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  OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD® Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and more →

Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive

Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling

August 7–12, 2016
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  OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD® Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and more →

Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive

Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling

August 7–12, 2016
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  OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD® Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and more →

Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive

Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling

August 7–12, 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

August 12–14, 2016
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  It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea. So why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful more →

Learn To Meditate

Greg Smith

August 12–14, 2016
Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its 6th year, this annual program approaches music as medicine, weaving together a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, more →

Healing Sound Retreat: Rhythm and Chanting as Spiritual Practice

Christine Stevens and Silvia Nakkach

August 12–14, 2016
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Sometimes we welcome change in our lives; other times it comes ​unexpectedly. It may feel like our life adventure has brought us to the banks of a swollen river and we’re not sure how to proceed more →

Mindful Hiking: Opening to Change

Kay Peterson

August 12–14, 2016
Christine Stevens
This special ceremony includes a preparation gathering, community drum processional, encircling the Stupa and honoring the 4 directions, and musical offerings from around the world as prayers for universal harmony. Dinner included. The ceremony will take place more →

Music for Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa

Christine Stevens

August 13, 2016
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The second annual Buddhist women's conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This is a precious opportunity to dive into open questions, experience the feminine approach to Buddhist teachings and practices, and more →

Wisdom Rising Intensive

Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams

August 16–17, 2016
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The second annual Buddhist women's conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This is a precious opportunity to dive into open questions, experience the feminine approach to Buddhist teachings and practices, and more →

Wisdom Rising Conference & Intensive

Acharya Susan Skjei, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and Others

August 16–21, 2016
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The second annual Buddhist women's conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This is a precious opportunity to dive into open questions, experience the feminine approach to Buddhist teachings and practices, and more →

Wisdom Rising: An exploration of the divine feminine in Buddhism

Acharya Susan Skjei, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and Others

August 17–21, 2016
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THIS REGISTRATION PAGE IS FOR CONFIRMED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ONLY The second annual Buddhist women's conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This is a precious opportunity to dive into open questions, experience more →

Wisdom Rising $200 Level Scholarship Recipient Registration

Acharya Susan Skjei, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and Others

August 17–21, 2016
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  THIS REGISTRATION PAGE IS FOR CONFIRMED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ONLY The second annual Buddhist women's conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This is a precious opportunity to dive into open questions, more →

Wisdom Rising $450 Level Scholarship Recipient Registration

Acharya Susan Skjei, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and Others

August 17–21, 2016
Courageous-Women
  Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this retreat, we learn how to navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous, and heartbreaking terrain. Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, Tibetan more →

10th Annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

August 23–28, 2016
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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 path more →

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 25–29, 2016
Gary Allen
This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of more →

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Gary Allen

August 26–28, 2016
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Join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work hard, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends, and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your schedule will more →

Fall Take-Down Volunteer Program

August 28–October 2, 2016
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Come and feel a personal connection with the universe under the shooting stars of the Perseid meteor shower. Throughout history, human beings have looked to the skies to follow the rhythm of the seasons and to ponder more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: A Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

September 2–5, 2016
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  This popular retreat is based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s best-selling book Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind. Geared for runners, walkers, and other athletes, the book offers more →

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Cynthia MacKay, Marty Kibiloski, Tara Michelle and Michael Sandrock

September 2–5, 2016
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- Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche In this retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide instructions and guided meditations on the unique type of meditation called Pristine Mind meditation presented in his book Our Pristine Mind: A more →
Janet Solyntes
This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown more →
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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

Charlie Rosicky

September 4, 2016
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Sometimes our emotions bring joy, ease, and clarity. At other times they can color our perception and lead to habits of aggression, grasping, ignoring, pride, and jealousy in relationships. Derived from Buddhist tantra, this practice is more →

Awakening the Wisdom of Emotions: The Five Buddha Families

Jenny Bondurant and Kay Peterson

September 7–11, 2016
Retreat-Renewal
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

September 9–11, 2016
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Transformative Grief-Shifting If you've ever lost someone you love, this transformative grief-shifting workshop will rock your world. You'll learn meditations and sacred practices that give you a direct conversation with your departed and a deep understanding more →

Bridges to Beyond: A Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

September 9–11, 2016
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DATE CHANGE: Please note that the dates for this program have changed. Previously, the program was listed for September 22- 25, 2016. We all carry with us a store of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Much more →
Anyen Ripoche
Join Anyen Rinpoche as he gives an introduction to Lojong teachings, which are a set of antidotes to the mental habits that cause us suffering. These teachings help us connect with the world in an unconditionally more →

Making the Most of What We Have: Lojong Mind Training

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

September 16–18, 2016
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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 Level I

Shastri Holly Gayley

September 16–18, 2016
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“People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy®. “We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.” Even if we did have general manuals, more →

Wired for Love: Relationship Workshop

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

September 16–18, 2016
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Sometimes unplugging is just what you need to truly connect. During this weekend retreat you’ll put your smartphone and computer aside and tune in to the beautiful forests, streams, and abundant wildlife at Shambhala Mountain Center. more →

Digital Detox: Weekend Retreat

September 30–October 2, 2016
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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

October 2, 2016
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  PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 10th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 5–16, 2016
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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 retreat more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 5–16, 2016
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The retreat will offer an orientation to the role of Shastri for those newly appointed as well as an updating on the role for those continuing.  In addition, information will be presented related to the exciting more →

Shastri Training

Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

October 16–19, 2016
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  PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 25th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VII

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 20–31, 2016
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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 VII

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 20–31, 2016
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A 9-day, teacher-led, silent retreat Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, resilience, and unconditional care and kindness. In order to more →

Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and David Spound

November 4–13, 2016
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This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of more →

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Roland Cohen

November 4–6, 2016
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It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea. So 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 4–6, 2016
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Join us as we come together as women to appreciate the beauty of our imperfections and discover how our vulnerabilities are a powerful source of courage, compassion, and connection. Based on Dr. Brené Brown’s popular The more →

The Daring Way: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™ (A Retreat For Women)

Kathy Tolstrup and Carrie Haynes

November 11–13, 2016
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Cultivate Fearlessness Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The "small deaths"  we live through— broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, and loss of justice or beliefs— offer us practice moments for more →

Befriending Small Deaths ~ Big Deaths®

Dominie Cappadonna and Joshua Mulder

November 11–13, 2016
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Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra The Five-Fold Mahamudra method embodies the view of Dzogchen, Madhyamaka (the Middle Way), Shamatha, and Vipashyana. Any meditation practitioner will enjoy this simple and direct guidance to aid more →

Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Nashalla Nyinda

November 18–20, 2016
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Join best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why suffering, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are simply cries from your soul asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be true to yourself now. more →
Janet Solyntes
This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown more →
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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 15–19, 2016
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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 6–8, 2017