SMC’s Updated COVID Policy  — Please see SMC’s updated COVID policy, revised August 13, 2021. For the safety of all, we now require all program guests to be vaccinated and to wear masks in shared public spaces.

We’re Open! Come Visit the Land

We’re so pleased to open Shambhala Mountain Center for retreats, programs and visitors. If you haven’t been here for a while, or are a first-time visitor, please come to this vast mountain valley. Some things you can do:

•   Hike up to the Great Stupa. Enjoy a picnic nearby. (Sorry, visitors are not allowed inside for the time being.)

•   Enjoy a delicious meal in the dining tent. Donation of $10 – $15 greatly appreciated.

•   Visit the beautiful gift store. Open Weds., Friday & Sat. 1:15 – 3:30pm

•   Sign up for a program or retreat. Stay a while and soak up the fresh mountain scenery.

Please review our COVID-19 policy and Fire Recovery guidelines. Perimeter trails are closed for fire recovery.

Family Camp Update and New Policy

In July, SMC hosted the annual Family Camp. Afterwards, we learned that 18 participants reported COVID-19 infections subsequent to leaving SMC and Family Camp. Larimer County reported and tracked the outbreak. Since then we have had no new reports of COVID infection during or following a program at SMC. For future Family Camps, we expect to test all participants on arrival as a preventative measure. Because Family Camp represents a unique demographic for SMC — i.e., many children under 12 who were not eligible for the COVID vaccine, we do not expect a repeat of such exposure.
To be extra cautious, we’ve implemented additional measures to protect the health and safety of our visitors. After consulting with a Colorado epidemiologist and with guidance from the CDC and local authorities, we issued a new COVID policy on August 13. We now require all program participants to be fully vaccinated before arriving at SMC, and masks must be worn in any public space.

What is Shambhala Mountain Center?

Featured Programs

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC) provides the perfect retreat setting for studying yoga, meditation and contemplative arts. SMC combines natural beauty, unspoiled wilderness, blue skies and crisp mountain air with the comforts of a modern retreat campus. Our accommodations range from fine lodge rooms with private baths to shared same-gender dormitories and economically priced seasonal tents on wooded hillsides. Meals, with vegetarian options, are included.

This is a place where many wisdom traditions are hosted, and we welcome all people inspired to explore the nature of self and society. Join us and enjoy our beautiful location and warm hospitality.


Fall Volunteer Days

Take Down. You want to visit the land, and we could use your help! It’s time to take down the big and little tents. Bring your tent, warmies and rain gear. We’ll provide the meals and, in case of inclement weather, indoor housing. Pick your days between September 5 and 19, or come for the whole thing. Please let us know if and when you’re coming! Details here.

NEW: Stupa Beautification. Soon electricity will be restored to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya and work can begin to clean up any smoke residue and such from the fire. The dates are not set yet, but if you’re interested, please email with Volunteer in the subject line. Thank you in advance for your time and interest.


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