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.


Featured Programs

Aprende a meditar en español

Bruno Límenes
November 5–7, 2021

What is Shambhala Mountain Center?

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.


It’s Autumn! Come Visit the Land

Shambhala Mountain Center is waiting for you in all its autumn splendor. If you haven’t been here for a while, or are a first-time visitor, come for a day hike or book a weekend Retreat and Renewal getaway. Some things you can do:

•   Hike up to the Great Stupa. The Stupa sustained smoke damage from the Cameron Peak Fire and restoration continues. Visitors are allowed inside but meditation cushions have not yet been replaced.  

•   Enjoy a delicious meal in the dining room. A donation of $10 – $15 greatly appreciated. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available.

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

You have to be here to experience the magic of our secluded mountain valley. Sign up for a program or retreat like a Silent Meditation Intensive or book a Thanksgiving stay. 

Sorry, dogs are not allowed at SMC. 

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.

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