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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Core Staff 2015-16

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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

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Register now to join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work outdoors, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends, and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your more →

Fall Take Down 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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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
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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
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 was July 2, 2016. Registration is now closed. Please call our Front Desk at 1-888-788-7221 to be placed on a waitlist. Looking to get away to nature with your family this summer? Come nurture bonds while rejuvenating 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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 The waitlist for this program is now full. Please see our other engaging programs here.    OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD® Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration 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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This program is being run by Points of You and held at Shambhala Mountain Center. For more information, questions, and to register, please visit their website at:  http://www.points-of-you.com/SHOP/trainer_certification_program An interactive, engaging and inspiring 5-day workshop. It 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

August 12–14, 2016
Greg Smith
  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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Studying the dharma is good. Practicing the dharma is essential. Embodying the dharma is profound. Two obstacles hamper most forms of modern practice: they use mental frameworks to address habits, patterns and behaviors that are deeply 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 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
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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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  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 experience a personal connection with the universe under the sparkling, starry skies of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout history, human beings have looked to the skies to follow the rhythm of the seasons and to 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 →
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Please join us for a Young Sangha Meditation Retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center for sangha in their teens, twenties and thirties. We will be living as a close community during the retreat and will plan our more →

Young Sangha Meditation Retreat

Duncan McNaught

September 2–5, 2016
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
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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

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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The waitlist for this program is now full. Please see our other engaging programs here.  “People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy®. “We don’t come with more →

Wired for Love: Relationship Workshop

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

September 16–18, 2016
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Reduced Tuition! Join us for this weekend opportunity to reconnect. 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 more →

Digital Detox: Retreat & Renewal

September 30–October 2, 2016
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  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 own more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

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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Please join bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a nourishing evening focused on healing the root causes of depression, illness, insecurity, guilt, and shame. Explore how most forms of suffering are simply a cry from your more →
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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
Greg Smith
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 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

November 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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Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape; it's a perfect expression of meditation itself. In this week of intensive meditation practice, Hope, a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, will offer both verbal and hands-on more →

Week-long Fall Meditation Retreat: The Shape of Awake

Hope Martin

November 12–20, 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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Do you want to learn more about what you can do to end racism? Do you want to learn how to engage meditation in racial justice work? Rather than serving as a tool for escaping or more →
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Calling all women who do too much! This replenishing retreat will support your New Year’s goals by seeking refuge in the good company of like-minded women. Winter is the season to rest, hibernate, and tap into more →

The Way of the Happy Woman: Winter Detox & Renewal Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

December 1–4, 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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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

December 4, 2016
Nina Rolle
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

Nina Rolle

December 9–11, 2016
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Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere more →

Enlightened Society Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 10, 2016–January 7, 2017
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CLICK HERE for more Dathun information and HERE for links to individual Weektuns.

Enlightened Society Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 10, 2016–January 7, 2017
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 more →

Weekthun I

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 10–18, 2016
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 more →

Weekthun I and II

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 10–24, 2016
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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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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal more →

Winter Solstice Retreat & Renewal

December 16–18, 2016
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 more →

Weekthun III

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 24, 2016–January 1, 2017
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 more →

Weekthuns III and IV

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 24, 2016–January 7, 2017
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Join us for this special retreat 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 2017: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Shastri Jon Barbieri

December 29, 2016–January 1, 2017
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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

January 1, 2017
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
The impressive health benefits of mindfulness meditation have led to its implementation in significant secular settings; from education, medicine, non-profits, business, the government and even to the military. But long before the healthy effects of meditation more →

Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Origins of Modern Mindfulness

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

January 3–8, 2017
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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
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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this retreat, we will practice sitting more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

January 11–15, 2017
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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

Valerie Lorig

January 13–15, 2017
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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

January 20–22, 2017
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Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do those practices in separate sessions. Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by more →

9-Day Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Richard John

January 27–February 5, 2017
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  This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn more →

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Leuchars and Michelle Becker

January 29–February 3, 2017
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In Shambhala Training 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 them more →

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training IV

Peter Aucott

February 3–5, 2017
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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 3–5, 2017
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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 5, 2017
Acharya Melissa Moore
Shambhala Kurukullā practitioners are warmly invited to attend this Spring’s Kurukullā practice intensive at Shambhala Mountain Center. The retreat will include all aspects of the sādhana including an extended feast practice dedicated to the development and more →

Kurukullā Practice Intensive

Acharya Melissa Moore

February 15–19, 2017
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The Sacred Path program continues to deal with bringing the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student's natural ability to experience the world more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 17–23, 2017
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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 more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 17–19, 2017
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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 more →

Sacred Path: Windhorse

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 18–21, 2017
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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 more →

Sacred Path: Drala

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 20–23, 2017
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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

Patricia Kelly

February 24–26, 2017
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Livelihood offers us countless opportunities to express our creativity, build fulfilling relationships, and contribute to our world. Yet research reveals a disturbing fact: going to work can often be downright unhealthy. Rather than leaving work feeling more →
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Come learn how Mindful Communication can enhance your ability to interact with your world with effectiveness, kindness, and truth. Based on The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, this popular five-day retreat aims to unlock stuck patterns more →

Mindful Heart Communication: A Path to Warmth, Dignity, and Confidence

Acharya Susan Chapman and Greg Heffron

March 1–5, 2017
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

March 3–5, 2017
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

March 5, 2017
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  Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 8% and 15%, depending on lodge type, to make it easier for long time practitioners to practice at SMC. Chakrasamvara retreat practice is geared toward more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Larry Mermelstein and Greg Smith

March 10–18, 2017
Janet Solyntes
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 the more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

March 10–12, 2017
Larry Mermelstiein
Explore and connect with the profound depth and vast brilliance of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Led by Larry Mermelstein, we will utilize The Rain of Wisdom to introduce more →
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This follow up retreat is for those who have attended Beyond Suffering level 1 and would like to go deeper into the practical application and embodiment of unconditional self love. It will offer a safe space, more →
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  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind more →

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver

March 18–26, 2017
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  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind more →

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver

March 18–26, 2017
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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 encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of more →

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

Mary Kubicki

March 31–April 2, 2017