Personal Transformation

Personal transformation is at the heart of all our relationships – with self, family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances – anyone whom we encounter. Both blissful and challenging, relationships are an integral part of spiritual practice, providing an unparalleled mirror through which we can see and know ourselves.

Awakening our hearts and minds is not a solo activity; it is a path we each must walk together. Without interaction, we would never receive teachings, good counsel, community support or essential feedback critical to our growth. Whether together as intimate partners, family, friends or community, our path of relationships is as necessary as it is both difficult and enriching.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers a range of Personal Transformation programs that work with our inner and outer selves, to help us open up to others and to compassionately engage with the outer manifestations of family, community and society-at-large. From consciously loving and living to unleashing our calling, awakening to our dreams, engaging in recovery practices or courageously dealing with critical illness, our relationships are a path of awakening.

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

Rising Strong™ Retreat for Women

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup

March 15–18, 2018
Join international best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why suffering, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are cries from your body, soul and subconscious mind asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be 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 19–22, 2018
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 →
Would you describe your relationship to food as challenging? Does the task of healing your relationship with food seem overwhelming? You are not alone—the journey begins with forgiveness and supportive community. Join Mindful Eating coach Marcella Friel in this warm and welcoming 5-day retreat for more →
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for 5 days of deep healing and life-changing self-care. Explore why suffering, depression, and disease are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose, and 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, Cynthia Moku and Eric Thompson

May 16–20, 2018
The world is changing rapidly around us, and it's calling women to step up in unprecedented ways. This silent, self-care retreat will prepare you to answer the call by strengthening you from the inside out. Come more →
Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art more →

Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat

Erica Kaufman

May 25–28, 2018
Modern brain science is beginning to shed light on the underlying neuropsychological basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, integrated wholeness of mind, and the sense of interdependent connection with nature and physical reality. Join more →

Neurodharma: A 10-Day Vipassana Retreat

Rick Hanson

June 8–17, 2018
This registration page is for scholarship recipients only. For information about the program or general registration: https://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/neurodharma-10-day-silent-vipassana-retreat/   Modern brain science is beginning to shed light on the underlying neuropsychological basis of deep experiences of present moment more →

Neurodharma Scholarship Registration

Rick Hanson

June 8–17, 2018
Join us for one or more weeks 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

Shastri Cal Aston

June 8–July 8, 2018
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

June 30–July 3, 2018
  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 Jenny Bondurant

July 27–31, 2018
Calling all women for this life-changing meditation retreat and celebration of the Empowered Feminine. Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a more →
  We all want and need the capacity to love and be loved unconditionally. We also seek the understanding and insight to work confidently with the challenges in our modern busy lives. Rinpoche teaches on how more →

Rediscovering Essence Love

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

August 10–12, 2018
Our world seems to be increasingly influenced by speed, materialism, and aggression. Many of us feel overwhelmed and powerless, wondering how we can make a difference. Compassion in Action is an opportunity to reconnect with our more →

Compassion in Action

Sharon Salzberg, Acharya Fleet Maull and Rhonda Magee

August 15–19, 2018
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 →

Mindful Hiking: Waking up to the Wild

Kay Peterson

August 17–19, 2018
Explore music and rhythm as gateways to spiritual consciousness. Learn practical tools and creative practices for using sound in healing, spiritual practice, and community building. Discover the 3 secrets to drumming for healing, reaching back thousands more →
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

September 7–9, 2018
Join international best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why suffering, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are cries from your body, soul and subconscious mind asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be more →