Meditation & Mindfulness

Mindful living is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human. It is an intentional choice to live with integrity in relation to one’s own conscience and the natural world, based on one’s fundamental values and core beliefs. Our programs in Mindful Living teach how to apply the practice of mindfulness within our families, workplaces, neighborhoods and environment.

As part of our commitment towards mindful living, Shambhala Mountain Center has launched the Center for Enlightened Society. This initiative is based on the premise that human beings are inherently gentle, endowed with basic goodness and compassion towards others.

Our Mindful Living programs aim to explore the possibilities for creating enlightened society through being kind to oneself and others, fostering sustainable living and business practices, creating authentic and compassionate leadership, and bringing mindfulness into our economic, educational, environmental, governmental and health care systems.

Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its fifth year, this annual program weaves the four elements of music medicine into a powerful more →

Healing Sound Retreat

Christine Stevens

May 28–31, 2015
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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: Nature Walks

Kay Peterson

May 29–31, 2015
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Celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha with a special Retreat and Renewal. This time of year, known as Saga Dawa (or Wesak), offers a powerful opportunity to refresh our intentions to lead noble more →

Saga Dawa Retreat & Renewal

June 1–3, 2015
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  A Four Seasons Program Join us as we explore the native plant communities of Shambhala Mountain Center and learn about the complex relationships between native plants, soil, weather, and wildlife. During this retreat, we will more →

Exploring Trees and Wildflowers

Jim Tolstrup and Laurie Huckaby

June 5–7, 2015
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Bridges to Heaven Experience powerful ways of releasing grief and communicating with your departed loved ones. This healing retreat will draw on Sue Frederick’s bestselling book, Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the more →

Bridges to Heaven: A Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

June 5–7, 2015
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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 7, 2015
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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

Jonathan Barbieri

June 12–14, 2015
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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

Nathan Railla

July 5, 2015
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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 Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 21, 2015
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Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 21, 2015
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“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 enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun I

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–31, 2015
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Weekthun I and II

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 7, 2015
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Like trees in the forest or fish in the sea, we have an innate ability to live in greater harmony with our environment. While trying to navigate our busy, high-tech world, we can develop habits of mind more →

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

July 24–27, 2015
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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

July 24–26, 2015
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“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 enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun II

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 31–August 7, 2015
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Weekthun II and III

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 31–August 14, 2015
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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 2, 2015
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: JULY 2, 2015** 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 more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Rachel Steele and Kelly Lindsey

August 2–8, 2015
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“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 enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we more →

Weekthun III

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 7–14, 2015
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Weekthun III and IV

Acharya Allyn Lyon

August 7–21, 2015
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A Four Seasons Program Come and feel a personal connection with the universe under the shooting stars of the Perseid meteor shower, which is predicted to be especially good this year! Throughout history, human beings have more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: A Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

August 13–16, 2015
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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 →
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Please join us for a Young Sangha Meditation Retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center for sangha members in their teens, twenties and thirties.  We will be living as a close community during the retreat and will plan more →

Young Sangha Meditation Retreat

August 28–30, 2015
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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 28–30, 2015
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“Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.” - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche Traditionally in the Buddha’s teachings, meditation practice is presented in two categories: meditation with an more →
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Bring your beloved to a fun-filled, spiritually uplifting, restorative and invigorating weekend of Partner Yoga for couples. As we practice connecting in a joyful, open way, we find more ease and balance in our relationships. Deepen more →

Coming Home to Compassion: Partner Yoga for Couples

Elysabeth Williamson

September 4–6, 2015
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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

September 6, 2015
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For more information about this program please visit the Courageous Women Website. Please use discount code "CW25" to receive 25% off housing when registering. (Thanks in advance to those that choose to pay full price and more →

9th Annual Courageous Women Fearless Living Cancer Retreat

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

September 8–13, 2015
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Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. In this workshop, we receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions 
and situations into effective actions as they arise.
 No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Valerie Lorig

September 18–20, 2015
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Explore the Taoist Arts This experiential workshop will introduce Taoist practices to cultivate a healthy body and peaceful mind.   We will begin by practicing qigong exercises that are designed to activate and circulate qi (the energy more →

Taoism: The Art of Living

Eva Wong

September 18–20, 2015
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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. Experience the Power of Mindfulness Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

September 18–20, 2015
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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

October 30–November 1, 2015
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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 6–13, 2015
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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

November 20–22, 2015
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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 8–10, 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

February 19–21, 2016