Meditation & Mindfulness

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 →

The Power of Peacemaking: Healing the Divide with Mindful Heart Communication

Acharya Susan Chapman and Greg Heffron

March 1–5, 2017
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
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 →
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
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
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 →
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 →
  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
  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
  Spend your spring break breathing in the mountain air with your whole family. Spring Break Family Retreat offers relaxation and connection through yoga classes, meditation sessions, nature exploration, a children’s program, and family activities. Days more →

Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett and Kate Raddock

March 27–31, 2017
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 2, 2017
Do you feel pain around your relationship with food? Does the task of healing your relationship with food seem overwhelming? Perhaps you've tried to forgive yourself but you just find yourself stuck in the same old more →

Women, Food, & Forgiveness: The Heroine’s Journey

Marcella Friel

April 19–23, 2017
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 →
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

Adana Barbieri

April 21–23, 2017
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 28–30, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Application Fee: Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
Take a break from the daily grind and learn techniques to bring mindfulness into your daily life. Beginning with practicing mindfulness on the meditation cushion, this getaway will introduce you to the breadth of possibility in more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

May 5–7, 2017
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 7, 2017
  Rediscover Fresh Perception 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. Open to the more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 10–14, 2017
Calling all women who do too much! This silent, self-care retreat puts us back into alignment with the seasons, starting with the flowering and growth of spring. As women, we are far more deeply tied to more →

The Way of the Happy Woman Spring Detox & Renewal Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

May 12–15, 2017
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 body more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

May 12–14, 2017
Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night. Lucid dreaming and dream yoga have boundless potential for rapid psychological and spiritual growth. During this weekend we’ll explore the more →

Lucid Dream Yoga

Andrew Holecek

May 17–21, 2017
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

May 19–21, 2017
Couples Workshop Most of us would agree that the experience of love, joy, and connection in an intimate relationship is one of the most important things in our lives. Yet intimate relationships can be very challenging. Drawing more →
Experience Awakening Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. Develop Compassion This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant and Cynthia Moku

May 25–29, 2017
Release Old Patterns & Open to Others Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our living and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to more →

Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom

David Rome and Hope Martin

May 26–29, 2017
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

May 26–28, 2017
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

June 2–4, 2017
Stupa with blue sky
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 4, 2017
Our unique sensibilities are sustained by practices that include our whole being. The encouragement in this 4-day retreat is to find your way through the simple and spacious practices of meditation and yoga. You will design more →

Inside (and) Out: Meditation and Yoga for Everyone

Katharine Kaufman

June 8–11, 2017
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 Emily Bower

June 9–July 9, 2017
CLICK HERE for more Dathun information and HERE for links to individual Weektuns.

Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Emily Bower

June 9–July 9, 2017
Join us for one or more week of deep meditation practice. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there more →

Summer Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

Acharya Emily Bower

June 9–July 9, 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 Emily Bower

June 9–17, 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 and II

Acharya Emily Bower

June 9–24, 2017
We live in fearful times. Since the violent events of 9/11, we have seen the arising of the culture and politics of fear. This retreat will explore four distinct kinds of fear that are common to more →

Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness in our Time

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 9–11, 2017
  Running with the Legends: Running, Meditation and Yoga Retreat Many of us “overtrain” in running and in life. Why so much work? Why so much running? Why so much anxiety and unhappiness? This retreat, led more →

Running with the Legends: Running, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat

Marty Kibiloski, Michael Sandrock and Cynthia MacKay

June 9–11, 2017
We are living in a time where personal experience is not always valued or appreciated. Bringing attention to the breath is the first step in a profound journey to the heart of life. Along the way, more →

Mindfulness: A Window to the Heart

Acharya Daniel Hessey

June 15–18, 2017
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 →

4-Day Retreat & Renewal

June 15–18, 2017
It is a natural expression of our humanity to care for others and our world, yet we are living in a tumultuous time when strong currents of fear, enmity, and exclusion divide us socially and politically more →
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

June 16–18, 2017
“Sesshin” means gathering of heart and mind and body. This five-day silent retreat allows us the opportunity to develop practice and settle into our essential nature. The emphasis is the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation, which begins more →

5-Day Zen Sesshin

Katharine Kaufman

June 17–23, 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

Shastri Jon Barbieri

June 23–25, 2017
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: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

June 23–25, 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 Emily Bower

June 24–July 9, 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 III

Acharya Emily Bower

June 24–July 2, 2017
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 →

4-Day Retreat & Renewal

June 29–July 2, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In more →

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

June 30–July 7, 2017
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

June 30–July 2, 2017
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 2, 2017
The path of meditation is a systematic process for training the mind, transforming the psyche, and opening the heart. In this 4-day retreat you’ll be invited to explore this path with step-by-step guidance derived from ancient more →
We are already fully intimate with ourselves, with our partners, and with life. But our experience of intimacy is intense, complex, never resolvable, and always has qualities which we like and dislike. When we refuse to more →

Intimacy: Appreciating the Love We Have

Bruce Tift

July 7–9, 2017
Radical Dharma is an urgent call to dharma communities to wake from the habitual ways they and their members reproduce and sustain exclusion. Radical Dharma advocates a "new dharma" that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of more →

Living Radical Dharma

Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens

July 26–30, 2017
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  We all carry with us a store of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Much of the impact of these experiences resides deeply in our nerves and cells of our bodies, to be re-lived repeatedly throughout more →
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

July 27–30, 2017
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 →

4-Day Retreat & Renewal

July 27–30, 2017
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 28–30, 2017
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 whole more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Kelly Lindsey and Nicole Wolf

July 30–August 6, 2017
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 and Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

August 2–6, 2017
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 6, 2017
Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious, 5-day retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom traditions. A nourishing daily schedule more →

Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Awakening Wisdom and Compassion

Kelly Lindsey, Marissa Knox and Brooke Binstock

August 7–11, 2017
The primary focus of this retreat will be the practice of sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence. There will be dharma talks, meditation instruction, and small group interviews with the teacher. In addition, we’ll do more →

Insight Meditation Retreat: Grief, Joy and Awakening

David Chernikoff

August 7–13, 2017
The Buddha sought liberation for 6 years. He mastered various practices but found them all to be unsatisfactory. Then, he recalled his attainment of jhana when he was young under the rose-apple tree. On the night more →

Entering the Path of Meditation

Venerable Dr. Pannavati

August 23–27, 2017
  A passing rainstorm doesn’t have to ruin a hike if we remember to bring a raincoat or don’t mind temporarily getting a little wet! The clouds are certain to pass and we may even be more →

Mindful Hiking: Weathering Life’s Storms

Kay Peterson and Chad Bennett

August 23–27, 2017
Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its 7th year, this annual program approaches music as medicine, weaving together a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, more →

Healing Sound Retreat: Rhythm and Sacred Gongs for Spiritual Practice

Christine Stevens and Richard Rudis

August 25–27, 2017
  Enjoy a deeper dive in the stunning natural beauty of Shambhala Mountain Retreat Center, with author and internationally acclaimed music therapist Christine Stevens.  We will practice the four elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and silence more →

Music Medicine Facilitation Training

Christine Stevens

August 25–29, 2017
- 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 →
By engaging in just one activity at a time, yoga and Buddhist practices teach us how to be fully present. However, our body tells us that it gets strong, clear, and nimble when we alternate our more →

The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism

Cyndi Lee

September 1–3, 2017
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 →
Stupa amid clouds
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 3, 2017
  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 →

11th Annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

September 5–10, 2017
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 →

4-Day Retreat & Renewal

September 7–10, 2017
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 8–10, 2017
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 8–10, 2017
Practice meditation to recover a sense of balance, cultivate fearlessness, sharpen your mind, and soften your heart. This 5-day retreat is a gathering for the Open Heart Project, a 20,000 member online meditation community, and anyone more →

Open Heart Project Retreat

Susan Piver

September 14–19, 2017
In sessions led by each of the three distinguished faculty members, you’ll hear inspiring talks, engage in innovative writing exercises, explore dynamic meditation practices, discuss the art and craft of writing, and have the opportunity to more →

Writing & Meditation Summit

Albert Flynn DeSilver, Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler

September 21–25, 2017
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

Agness Au

September 22–24, 2017
Join best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are cries from your body, soul ,and subconscious asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be true to yourself more →
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In more →

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

November 3–10, 2017