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.

Please join bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a nourishing evening focused on healing the root causes of depression, illness, insecurity, guilt, and shame. Explore how most forms of suffering are simply a cry from your more →
Join us as we come together as women to appreciate the beauty of our imperfections and discover how our vulnerabilities are a powerful source of courage, compassion, and connection. Based on Dr. Brené Brown’s popular The more →

The Daring Way: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™ (A Retreat For Women)

Kathy Tolstrup and Carrie Haynes

November 11–13, 2016
Cultivate Fearlessness Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The "small deaths"  we live through— broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, and loss of justice or beliefs— offer us practice moments for more →

Befriending Small Deaths ~ Big Deaths®

Dominie Cappadonna and Joshua Mulder

November 11–13, 2016
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Do you want to learn more about what you can do to end racism? Do you want to learn how to engage meditation in racial justice work? Rather than serving as a tool for escaping or more →
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Calling all women who do too much! This replenishing retreat will support your New Year’s goals by seeking refuge in the good company of like-minded women. Winter is the season to rest, hibernate, and tap into more →

The Way of the Happy Woman: Winter Wisdom & Renewal Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

December 1–4, 2016
Join best-selling author Blake D. Bauer and discover why suffering, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, depression, and illness are simply cries from your soul asking you to love, accept, forgive, honor, value, and be true to yourself now. more →
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal more →

Winter Solstice Retreat & Renewal

December 16–18, 2016
Join us for this special retreat and allow your aspirations for the New Year to become clear, confident and committed through reflection and renewal. We will go beyond the usual goal focused resolutions and learn how more →

Take a Leap into 2017: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Shastri Jon Barbieri

December 29, 2016–January 1, 2017
Beginning the path of meditation is an ideal opportunity to embrace the wisdom of everyday experience with great patience, openness, and compassion. Overcome Fear and Embrace Compassion  In this dynamic and practical retreat, we will explore more →

The Path of Simply Being

Thomas Roberts

January 6–8, 2017
Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this retreat, we will practice sitting more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

January 11–15, 2017
  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 more →

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Leuchars and Michelle Becker

January 29–February 3, 2017
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 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
Couples Workshop Intimate relationships challenge us to deepen our understanding and compassion for ourselves and for our partner. Once past the “Romantic Love Stage,” we often find ourselves caught in repeated patterns—usually the same few issues, coming more →