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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DeerinMeadow
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
Paul Shippee
Discover the primal power of feelings and emotions in everyday communication. In this workshop we will use the powerful methods of compassionate and nonviolent communication (NVC) to develop ours skills for emotional intelligence, deep listening, compassion more →
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

December 5–7, 2014
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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

Nina Rolle

December 7, 2014
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Discover the powerful healing arts of Tibet through Sowa Rigpa, an ancient holistic practice spanning thousands of years. During this weekend retreat, we will learn how to return harmony to our body and mind by refining more →
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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 Michele Faris

December 12–14, 2014
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The 2014 winter dathün focuses on empowering our lives through the practice of meditation. We explore facets of mindfulness and awareness and also introduce Shambhala Meditation. These practices help to increase our appreciation of the sense more →

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 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 →

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Ben Hines and Shastri Holly Gayley

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015

Weekthun I

Teacher To Be Determined

December 13–20, 2014

Weekthun I and II

Teacher To Be Determined

December 13–27, 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 →

Winter Weekthun: A Week-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015
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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. Meditation can help synchronize more →

Fearlessly Creative: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

Susan Piver

December 18–21, 2014
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In this weekend retreat, we learn techniques to help us develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Beginning to engage the world directly, we extend this attitude more →

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

Denise Wuensch

December 19–21, 2014

Weekthun II

Teacher To Be Determined

December 20–27, 2014

Weekthun II and III

Teacher To Be Determined

December 20, 2014–January 3, 2015
Janet Solyntjes
Whether you are seeking to establish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana practice, or are an experienced practitioner, join us for this special holiday program. This week-long intensive will include a minimum of three practice sessions more →

Holiday Ngondro and Werma Intensive

Janet Solyntjes

December 26, 2014–January 3, 2015

Weekthun III

Teacher To Be Determined

December 27, 2014–January 3, 2015

Weekthun III and IV

Shastri Holly Gayley and Shastri Ben Hines

December 27, 2014–January 10, 2015
Jonathan Barbieri
Join us for this special program and allow your aspirations for the New Year to become clear, confident and committed through reflection and renewal. We will go beyond the usual goal focused resolutions and learn how more →

Take a Leap into 2015: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Jonathan Barbieri

December 30, 2014–January 1, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

Melanie Klein

January 4, 2015
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

January 16–18, 2015
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Now in its 24th year, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Madness, offered through the Honors Program at Chapman University, is a 10-day immersion in Shambhala Buddhist culture designed to awaken the warrior within. From meditation to art, kyudo (Japanese archery), more →
Irini Rockwell
To lead others, we must know ourselves, where we shine and where we get stuck. Some situations bring out the best of who we are; in others we can’t get out of our own way. During more →

Natural Brilliance: Leading from Within

Irini Rockwell

January 23–25, 2015
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Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I

Stephen Vosper

January 30–February 1, 2015
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In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use more →

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training IV

January 30–February 1, 2015
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Please join us at Shambhala Mountain Center for Shambhala Guide Training.  Shambhala Guides are trained to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of a more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Acharya Allyn Lyon and Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

January 30–February 2, 2015
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Congratulations on being accepted to 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 Shambhala Center. Guides more →

Shambhala Guide Training: Registration Page

Acharya Allyn Lyon and Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

January 30–February 2, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

February 1, 2015
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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 buddha was covered with bits more →

Bowing to the Sacred Within

Monique Illona and Blane Allen

February 6–8, 2015
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight 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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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 for the Seasons: Spring Qigong

Ron 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 →
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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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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

Acharya Allyn Lyon

February 28–March 2, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

March 1, 2015
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Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Prerequisite: Windhorse. more →

Sacred Path: Drala

Acharya Allyn Lyon

March 2–4, 2015
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The purpose of the retreat is to provide a concentrated period of time in which senior leaders, through individual and collective practice, can connect with the mind of the "Sacred Governance" lineage of Shambhala. The retreat more →

Monarch Retreat

Richard Reoch

March 8–16, 2015
Greg Smith
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
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

April 3–5, 2015
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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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
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 (Housing Registration for Naropa Students)

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 13–17, 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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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 →
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Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, we work with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions by learning the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly more →

Sacred Path: Golden Key

Cynthia Kneen

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

Warrior Assembly

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

Warrior Assembly

June 6–17, 2015
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From June 20 - July 1, 2015, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies 4, 5 and 6. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the more →

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

June 20–July 1, 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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  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
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 28–30, 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