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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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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Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year (2013).   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Please register here for a getaway during the more →

Getaway 2013

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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 2014

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

Open Dates
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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
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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED Somewhere between the 13th and 14th century, a buddha statue was built in Sukathai, Thailand. It was tall, 9.5 feet in height, and it was heavy, weighing 5.5 tons. This plaster more →

Bowing to the Sacred Within

Monique Illona and Blane Allen

February 6–8, 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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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

February 6–8, 2015
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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we can know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. To do this, we will practice sitting meditation, more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

February 11–15, 2015
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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are part of nature. When the energy changes in nature, it changes within us as well. If we wish to be naturally healthy we must stay in harmony with seasonal more →

Qigong for the Seasons: Spring Qigong

Ronald Davis

February 13–15, 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
Layth Matthews
The way we think about wealth affects our personal experience and our world dramatically. Yet we rarely contemplate the heart of prosperity, which may be why it feels like we are running in place personally, and more →
Anyen Ripoche
Medical science, the Tibetan Medical Tantras, and the yogis of old agree that breathing is the key to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Modern Tibetan master Anyen Rinpoche calls the breath "the dynamic link between body, more →

Tibetan Yoga of Breath

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

February 27–March 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

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
Janet Solyntjes
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically-supported teachings to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this retreat offers tools for engaging more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

March 6–8, 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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  At the root of all our fears lies the fear of death – our own and our loved ones. How would we live our lives differently if we contemplated and even practiced this ultimate letting more →

Savasana: Exploring Our Death to Liberate Our Lives

Elysabeth Williamson and Margery McSweeney

March 13–15, 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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Discover how to see the world in a fresh way and express your full and complete experience through your camera. This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael more →

Opening the Good Eye: Miksang Photography

Michael Wood and Julie DuBose

April 2–5, 2015
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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

April 3–5, 2015
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Discover the power of essential oils through this unique retreat blending Buddhist meditation with Ayurvedic wisdom. Botanical aromas are found by many to produce a wide range of spiritual insights, enhanced meditative states and increased well-being. more →
Janet Solyntjes
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

April 5, 2015
Tom-Roberts
Beginning the path of meditation is an ideal opportunity to embrace the wisdom of everyday experience with great patience, openness, and compassion. In this dynamic and practical retreat, we will explore how meditation practice embraces all more →

The Path of Simply Being: A Meditation Retreat

Thomas Roberts

April 10–12, 2015
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We have all had moments or days that flow well. This delightful motion may begin in what the yogis call “nadis," or energetic channels, which run throughout our bodies. Our individual rhythms are unique and in more →

FLOW: Meditation and Yoga

Katharine Kaufman

April 10–12, 2015
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Learn how to gently nurture yourself back into balance through Tibetan healing. This system teaches us how to foster a relationship with our inner physical and emotional worlds as well as our external one, helping us more →
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Men—Are you ready to move forward into your life with clarity of purpose, renewed passion, and authentic power? Do you want deeper relationships with the women and men in your life? Are you seeking to align more →

Radical Self-Care for Men: Renewing Body, Mind, Heart & Soul

Tom Daly and Jason Geoffrion

April 10–12, 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 Level V

Adana Barbieri

April 17–19, 2015
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Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the ancient art of contemplative Tibetan calligraphy with an accomplished master. This weekend of contemplation, meditation and artistic focus will include making your own traditional bamboo pen, learning more →

Yig Zuk: Contemplative Tibetan Calligraphy

Naksang Rinpoche

April 17–19, 2015
Irini Rockwell
Work is about relationships. To be an effective professional, you can't take for granted they will always go well. During this workshop, we will engage the Five Wisdoms as a tool for working with others: seeing more →
Waterfall
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: Levels I-II

Acharya Dale Asrael

April 24–26, 2015
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Intimate relationships are both an opportunity and a challenge to our capacity for love and vulnerability. Once we are past the romantic love stage, we are often surprised by these challenges. Drawing from the works of more →
FourDignities
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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Discover the powerful healing arts of Tibet through Sowa Rigpa, an ancient holistic practice spanning thousands of years. During this introductory program, we will explore the three energy principles and how they influence our emotional and more →

The Three Energy Principles of Tibetan Healing

Nashalla Nyinda

April 24–26, 2015
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The Three Energy Principles of Tibetan Healing Discover the powerful healing arts of Tibet through Sowa Rigpa, an ancient holistic practice spanning thousands of years. During this introductory program, we will explore the three energy principles more →
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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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Continue your education in Tibetan Medicine and deepen your understanding of healing with this retreat. Building on your basic knowledge of the three energy principles, we will now explore the sacred text The Root Tantra. You more →

Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine: Level 1

Nashalla Nyinda

April 27–May 1, 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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The Shaman’s Heart is a revolutionary new program for developing one’s full capacity for soul-based and heart-centered living. The program is a unique and practical integration of shamanic practice, transpersonal psychology, ancient wisdom teachings, and various more →

Shaman’s Heart: The Path of Authentic Power, Purpose & Presence

Byron Metcalf and Karen Malik

May 1–3, 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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Join us for this weekend of Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice and study as we contemplate The Words of My Perfect Teacher, the famous and sacred text written by the renowned 19th century master Patrul Rinpoche. Under more →

Turning the Mind to Dharma

Naksang Rinpoche

May 8–10, 2015
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We are part of nature. When the energy changes in nature, it changes within us as well. If we wish to be naturally healthy we must stay in harmony with seasonal changes. Qigong for the Seasons more →

Qigong through the Seasons: Summer Qigong

Ronald Davis

May 8–10, 2015
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Join us for a special Mother’s Day retreat and take a rest from the daily demands of motherhood. Our pristine mountain environment offers rest and relaxation. Enjoy taking scenic walks, visiting the Great Stupa, or following more →
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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. As we investigate the four elements of more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 13–17, 2015
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 →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence (Housing Registration for Naropa Students)

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 13–17, 2015
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Discover Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement, an authentic and living tradition of working with the three gates of body, speech, and mind. During this retreat, we will explore a unique series of positions and more →

Yantra Yoga

Luke Karamol

May 15–17, 2015
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Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our lives and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to ourselves, we also become more open and more →

Embodied Listening

David Rome and Hope Martin

May 15–18, 2015
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Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion, more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 21–25, 2015
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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 spring retreat, based on Sara's best-selling book, will offer you a safe respite from your busy life. It brings together a tribe of like-minded women who are longing more →

The Way of the Happy Woman: Silent Spring Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

May 21–24, 2015
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Rediscover the “haiku moments” of our existence wherein we meet the world with a sense of wonder. With appreciation free from grasping, we awaken to the sacredness that is already present in the details and images more →

Word Flashes: A Poetry and Meditation Workshop

Marc Olmsted

May 22–24, 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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  Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its fifth year, this annual program weaves the four elements of music medicine into a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, more →

Healing Sound Retreat

Christine Stevens

May 28–31, 2015
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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: Nature Walks

Kay Peterson

May 29–31, 2015
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   Join us for a weekend retreat! Christine Stevens is also facilitating a retreat this weekend. Please click HERE for more information about the full retreat.  This program is included in the retreat. ~~~ Check out this more →

Peace Music Ceremony at the Great Stupa

Christine Stevens

May 30, 2015
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Celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha with a special Retreat and Renewal. This time of year, known as Saga Dawa (or Wesak), offers a powerful opportunity to refresh our intentions to lead noble more →

Saga Dawa Retreat & Renewal

June 1–3, 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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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

June 4–7, 2015
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  A Four Seasons Program Join us as we explore the native plant communities of Shambhala Mountain Center and learn about the complex relationships between native plants, soil, weather, and wildlife. During this retreat, we will more →

Exploring Trees and Wildflowers

Jim Tolstrup and Laurie Huckaby

June 5–7, 2015
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Experience powerful ways of releasing grief and communicating with your departed loved ones. This healing retreat will draw on Sue Frederick’s bestselling book, Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side (chosen more →

Bridges to Heaven: A Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

June 5–7, 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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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 V

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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Connect with your inner lotus and learn to paint with rocks and minerals! This retreat offers unique approaches to visual art, using them as a pathway to personal growth and expression. We will explore techniques for more →

Creating Your Inner Mandala

Kalsang Dawa

July 2–6, 2015
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Welcome to Shambhala Mountain Center! We are very pleased that Ali and Jason have chosen to hold their wedding with us here in the Colorado Rockies, and we are looking forward to the event. Ali and more →

Ali and Jason’s Wedding

July 3–6, 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

Wisdom In Action Housing

July 8–12, 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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 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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Like trees in the forest or fish in the sea, we have an innate ability to live in greater harmony with our environment. While trying to navigate our busy, high-tech world, we can develop habits of mind more →

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

July 24–27, 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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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

July 24–26, 2015
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Please Note: Levels I-III are led by Dale Asreal and levels IV-V are led by Eva Wong Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I-V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 24–August 1, 2015
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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: Levels I-II

Acharya Dale Asrael

July 24–26, 2015
Waterfall
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: Levels I-III

Acharya Dale Asrael

July 24–28, 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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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

July 26–28, 2015
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Please Note: Level III is led by Dale Asreal and levels IV-V are led by Eva Wong Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels III-V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 26–August 1, 2015
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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

Eva Wong

July 28–30, 2015
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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 four more →

Women’s Summer Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

July 29–August 2, 2015
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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

July 30–August 1, 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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Creating healthy and enlivened work environments requires action. During this dynamic workshop, we will learn profound and practical approaches to working with others through skillful communication and effective action. Through experiential learning modalities, you learn to more →

Natural Brilliance in Action

Irini Rockwell

August 3–9, 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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This program integrates qigong and meditation with an emphasis on how these practices support one another in nourishing a healthy body and cultivating a clear mind. The daily practice will interlace several sessions of sitting and more →

Qigong and Meditation

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 12–17, 2015
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A Four Seasons Program Come and feel a personal connection with the universe under the shooting stars of the Perseid meteor shower, which is predicted to be especially good this year! Throughout history, human beings have more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: A Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

August 13–16, 2015
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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 13–17, 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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 PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Please do not make airplane reservations until you have received your full acceptance from the Office of Practice and Education. The application deadline for Enlightened Society Assembly is July more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Eve Rosenthal

August 14–23, 2015
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Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this extended retreat offers an in-depth look at mindfulness tools for engaging the demands of our lives and for deepening our inquiry into fundamental health and wholeness. Through sitting, more →
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“WAKE UP!” says the Buddha. But I’m not asleep, you say? You probably think you already are awake, just as you assume every night before waking from your dreams. That is, unless you’ve cultivated the art more →

Awaken in Your Dreams: Lucid Dream Yoga, East and West

Stephen LaBerge and Andrew Holecek

August 20–25, 2015
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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 28–30, 2015
Brian Mullins
Explore a contemplative approach to music with this experiential acoustic workshop. During this creative weekend, we will discover the foundations and fundamentals of musical commonality found in nature, based in your instrument or voice, replicated in more →

Acoustic Elements: Traditional Music Workshop

Brian Mullins

August 28–30, 2015
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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 fresh more →

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Cynthia MacKay, Marty Kibiloski and Tarah Cech

September 4–7, 2015
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“Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.” - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche Traditionally in the Buddha’s teachings, meditation practice is presented in two categories: meditation with an more →
Elysabeth Williamson
Bring your beloved to a fun-filled, spiritually uplifting, restorative and invigorating weekend of Partner Yoga for couples. As we practice connecting in a joyful, open way, we find more ease and balance in our relationships. Deepen more →

Coming Home to Compassion: Partner Yoga for Couples

Elysabeth Williamson

September 4–6, 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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For more information about this program please visit the Courageous Women Website. Please use discount code "CW25" to receive 25% off housing when registering. (Thanks in advance to those that choose to pay full price and more →

9th Annual Courageous Women Fearless Living Cancer Retreat

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

September 8–13, 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

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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