Meditation & Mindfulness

This weekend will explore the core tenets of Buddhism for those who are interested in establishing a meditation practice as well those who have a current practice but want to learn more about the foundational philosophy more →
Settle into your own nature by simply sitting. The emphasis during this weekend retreat will be the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation. In the style of Zen Sesshin, we will rise early and bring every aspect more →

Practicing Simplicity: An Introduction to Zen Practice

Katharine Kaufman and Michael Wood

March 1–3, 2019
  Yoga and meditation provide an ideal practice combo to bring us back to beginner's mind – a sense of relaxation, effortlessness, and unconditional cheerfulness. We will alternate between meditation practices and yoga sequences to work more →

Fresh Start: Yoga and Meditation for All Beings

De West and Brian Spielmann

March 1–3, 2019
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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 3, 2019
All the world’s wisdom traditions counsel retreat practice in order to return to life strengthened, softened, and fully engaged. In this spirit, will take a deep dive into the sitting practice of meditation. Each day will more →

Open Heart, Clear Mind: A Week-Long Meditation Retreat

Susan Piver, Kevin Townley and Crystal Gandrud

March 15–23, 2019
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 15–17, 2019
  Practicing the genuine dharma expands our wealth: our happiness, our generosity, our warmth, our community, and our overall sense of wellbeing. When we are contained within ourselves, unable to connect with others and feel the more →

Expansive Nature of Love

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 22–24, 2019
Please note: Dates for this retreat have changed from March 8-10 to March 22-24. Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

March 22–24, 2019
Family Spring Break Retreat offers nourishing connection with yourself, your family and community. Together we explore and create a culture of kindness - caring deeply for ourselves and each other. We practice movement and meditation, join more →

Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett, Kate Raddock and Matthew Parkinson

March 25–29, 2019
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
When we release belief in the ego, we release our suffering as well—an insight which is the essence of liberation. Explore and experience the wisdom of this truth as Michael W. Taft guides you in meditation more →
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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You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You've tested your physical limits, and have recovered from surgeries. You’ve traveled, shared insights, and cared for others. Now it’s time to attend to your body as it more →

Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

April 4–7, 2019
Experience introspective and ecstatic practices of three ancient spiritual paths: Zen Buddhism, Nada Yoga, and Sufism. This unique experiential seminar will journey deep into sacred music chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden 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

April 7, 2019
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 12–14, 2019
This weekend retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to more →

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

April 12–14, 2019
Co-sponsored with the donothing® Leadership Retreat The donothing® Leadership Retreat presents business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners with the most rewarding challenge you may ever take on – a silent retreat. We invite you to join us more →

The donothing® Leadership Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 15–18, 2019
If we are brave often enough we will fall. Rising Strong™ is about what it takes to get back up. Based on the insightful book by renowned storyteller and researcher, Brené Brown, this 4-day retreat will more →

Rising Strong™ Retreat for Women

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup

April 18–21, 2019
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

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 19–21, 2019
In this challenging and chaotic world we long to trust our own inner light. We often forget that we are not alone. In fact there is a rich and benevolent unseen world of spirits (dralas) that more →
All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, resilience, and unconditional kindness. In order to enhance this capacity, we will directly explore the power of mind and heart in a silent and supportive atmosphere. more →

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 23–28, 2019
A Couples Workshop Every great wisdom tradition teaches the importance of love and compassion. But how do we practice this in our daily lives, especially in our intimate relationships? We will draw on the Buddhist teachings of more →
Heart of Recovery joins the ancient wisdom of Shambhala Buddhism with the 12-step form in order to support our commitment to the path of recovery from addictive behaviors. During this weekend retreat, we will learn a more →

Heart of Recovery Retreat: Exploring Higher Power from a Buddhist Perspective

Martha Hildreth and Dennis Southward

April 26–28, 2019
This two day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. Arriving Friday to settle in, this retreat offers 7 hours of meditation on both Saturday and Sunday. Silence more →
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There will be NO Open House May 5, please join us on another Sunday. Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick more →

Open House

May 5, 2019
Rediscover Fresh Perception Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory discovery practices, qigong, 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 9–13, 2019
Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, over the course of this retreat we will engage with each other around our own experiences more →

Looking Deeply: Meditation & Diversity

Jeff Scott

May 10–12, 2019
Spend 5 days in a pristine mountain environment learning about and living the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. This 5-day retreat begins each day with gentle yoga for the season, breathing exercises, and meditation. Days include free more →

Ayurveda Spring Cleanse Retreat

Kate O’Donnell and Rich Ray

May 11–17, 2019
Experience Awakening & Develop Compassion 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 more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant and Valerie Lorig

May 15–19, 2019
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for five days of deep healing and self-care. Explore why suffering, disease and relationship problems are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, thinking negatively, and living in more →
Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa  Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. A treasure of the Kagyu lineage, this sadhana holds powerful transmissions for more →

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

May 17–26, 2019
Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing. They also hold our obstacles: anxiety, painful emotions and constricting habitual patterns.The more we are able to make loving contact with these more →

Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience: Embodied Listening®

Hope Martin and David Rome

May 24–27, 2019
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 24–26, 2019
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 24–26, 2019
Family Constellation is both philosophy and an experiential process; its focus is inclusion, integration, celebration. Have you ever wondered if you might be carrying burdens that are not entirely yours? Based in the work of Bert more →
Take time to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion in and out of the classroom. Designed to support you in bringing a mindful presence to your personal life and professional work in schools, more →

Mindfulness Retreat for Educators

Rona Wilensky and Kristin McKeown

June 1–5, 2019
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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

June 2, 2019
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 →
“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial more →

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism – Registration

Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick, Lyn Fine and Myokei Caine-Barrett

June 6–9, 2019
“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams   If you are already engaged in the challenge of more →

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism

Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Myokei Caine-Barrett, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick and Lyn Fine

June 6–9, 2019
Join our inclusive circle to nourish your being and unleash your strength, voice, and creativity. The space that we as women occupy in society is shifting. Our contributions to all aspects of life are shaping the more →

Embodied Power and Play: Reclaiming the Feminine

Acharya Holly Gayley, Geo Logeretta, Kriste Peoples and Hannah Kinderlehrer

June 6–11, 2019
  Join us for a deep dive into the natural wisdom, aliveness, and awakening found within our bodies and minds. Conjoining somatic practices and meditation drawn from the contemplative traditions of Yoga and Buddhism, we will more →

Awakened Body, Awakened Mind: Nondualism, Yoga, Neuroscience, and Meditation

Michael W. Taft and Nataraja Kallio

June 7–14, 2019
The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom. The profundity and sophistication with which the Buddha expressed a path of liberation more →

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation

Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Loden Nyima

June 7–July 6, 2019
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 7–9, 2019
Families come in all shapes, sizes and formations, and possess unique characteristics, personalities, and heritage. Each individual, in some way or another, is a part of some type of family, however they define it. Understanding who more →

Adoptive Families Retreat

Julie Goldstein and Leslie Gossett

June 13–16, 2019
This retreat will focus on the four yogas of Mahāmudrā as explained in Karma Chagme Rinpoche’s Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahāmudrā and Atiyoga, for which the main body of his text has been translated more →

The Four Yogas of Mahāmudrā

B. Alan Wallace

June 14–21, 2019
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 14–21, 2019
Our unique sensibilities are sustained by personal practices that integrate our whole being. In this 4-day retreat, you will explore ways to bring every aspect of yourself into the practice and expand that acceptance to others, more →

Inside (and) Out: Yoga and Mediation of Belonging

Katharine Kaufman

June 20–23, 2019
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Become a brush and, step by step, we will find ways to foster joy and serene excitement, both in our art and in everyday life. Experiment with artistic interpretation and spontaneous improvisation using a variety of more →

Heart of the Brush

Kazuaki Tanahashi

June 27–30, 2019
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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 28–30, 2019
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 →
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 5–7, 2019
A half-dathün is two weeks of intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Doing this practice transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life by allowing us to more →

Summer Half Dathün

Acharya Michael Greenleaf

July 6–21, 2019
A half-dathün is two weeks of intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Doing this practice transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life by allowing us to more →

Summer Half Dathün: Week 1

Acharya Michael Greenleaf

July 6–14, 2019
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

July 7, 2019
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 →
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

July 24–30, 2019
Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Shambhala Mountain Center. Family Camp is a creative and contemplative retreat the whole family can enjoy. Take time for yourself in the mornings to practice meditation or yoga while your children more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Kelly Lindsey, Nicole Wolf and Rachel Steele

July 27–August 3, 2019
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

July 31–August 4, 2019
  Radical Dharma Conversation It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation more →

Radical Dharma Conversation & Camp Combined Registration

Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens and Dr. Jasmine Syedullah

August 4–11, 2019
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

August 4, 2019
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: Sacred Simplicity

Kelly Lindsey and Brooke Binstock

August 5–9, 2019
The spiritual traditions respect the body as the foundation of awareness and connection to self and other. Your body is full of wisdom and is your greatest teacher. Join together with other women in this powerful more →

Befriending Your Body: Meeting Your Body as Your Teacher

Ann Saffi Biasetti

August 9–11, 2019
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this 4-day 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 →
Are you ready to experience and write forth the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness that moves us along the path of more →

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 14–18, 2019
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 left more →

Mindful Hiking: Weathering Life’s Storms

Kay Peterson

August 15–18, 2019
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 16–18, 2019
Explore music and rhythm as gateways to spiritual consciousness. Learn specific tools for using sound in healing, spiritual practice, and ceremony. Learn the 4 elements on the frame drum, chanting to greet the day, and radiant more →

Healing Sound Retreat: Personal Transformation through Sacred Drumming & Chant

Christine Stevens and Jonathan Crowder

August 23–25, 2019
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

Shastri Calryn Aston

August 23–25, 2019
Can we really find contentment and meaning in this hectic, always on, wired world? Yes! By understanding our mind and our heart, we can make a slight change in our perspective which creates a radical shift more →

Radically Happy: Getting to Know your Mind Retreat

Erric Solomon

August 23–25, 2019
Distance running or walking is often the exercise of choice for reducing stress, bringing us greater perspective, and connecting us directly to the wisdom of the body.The practices of meditation and yoga offer similar benefits, helping more →

Running with the Mind of Meditation and Yoga

Marty Kibiloski, Michael Sandrock, Nathan Railla and Lara Johnson

August 30–September 2, 2019
This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. Arriving Friday to settle in, this retreat offers 7 hours of meditation on both Saturday and Sunday. Silence is more →

Silent Meditation Intensive

Shastri Loden Nyima

August 30–September 1, 2019
Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of 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

September 1, 2019
  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 →

Courageous Women Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Jemi Steele, Ann Braden and Chasse Bailey-Dorton

September 3–8, 2019
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

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

September 6–8, 2019
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 →
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 • Extended

September 12–15, 2019
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 13–15, 2019
Everyday we are challenged to show up in our lives in an authentic way. No matter how we might identify, just being ourselves can feel like a radical act of bravery. Please join us for a more →
The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything. Join New York more →

Neurodharma Retreat with Dr. Rick Hanson: A 10-day Experiential Exploration of the Deepest Roots of the Highest Happiness

Rick Hanson, Alisa Dennis, Terry Vandiver, Tina Rasmussen and Peter Grossenbacher

September 20–29, 2019
If we are brave often enough we will fall. Rising Strong™ is about what it takes to get back up. Based on the insightful book by renowned storyteller and researcher, Brené Brown, this 4-day retreat will more →

Rising Strong™ Retreat for Women

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup

October 3–6, 2019
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
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 to: more →

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Prager and Michelle Becker

October 6–11, 2019