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.

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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

April 25–27, 2014
Bruce Tift
How can we use the inherent disturbance and richness of our intimate relationships as an opportunity for wakefulness? Psychotherapy helps us understand the deep historic conditioning we bring to our relationships. Buddhist practice cultivates the confidence that, in each fresh more →
Janet Solyntjes
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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Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The small deaths of broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, loss of work and more, offer us practice moments for the big death at the end more →

Befriending Small Deaths – Big Deaths

Dominie Cappadonna and Joshua Mulder

May 9–11, 2014
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Enjoy an uproariously fun workshop and soothe your spirit while re-energizing yourself with laughter. Learn the basic principles of comedy improvisation, including the central lesson of being completely present and open to whatever happens. With skillful more →

Comedy Improv: Humor for Health and Self-Discovery

Jacqueline Kabat

May 9–11, 2014
Bruce Tift
Many of us feel deeply disconnected at times—from ourselves, from others, and from life. Actually, it is impossible not to be intimate and fully connected at all times. Using relationships as a powerful vehicle for investigating more →

Relationship as a Path of Awakening

Bruce Tift

May 16–18, 2014
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

May 16–18, 2014
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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 Other Side, and more →

Bridges to Heaven: Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

July 18–20, 2014
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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 23–August 20, 2014
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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 →

Summer Weekthun: A Week-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 23–August 20, 2014
CourageousWomen
Please use discount code "CW25" to receive 25% off housing when registering. (Thanks in advance to those that choose to pay full price and allow us to offer this discount to others.) Cancer is one of more →

8th Annual Courageous Women Fearless Living Cancer Retreat

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Victoria Maizes and Linda Sparrowe

August 19–24, 2014
Retreat-Renewal
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment just a short drive up the Front Range. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 22–24, 2014
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Learn a new and refreshing approach to meditation that calms the mind by allowing thoughts rather than stopping them. Recollective Awareness Meditation is a unique and easy to learn form of practice that brings you in more →
Kay Peterson
When we wander into untamed landscapes it calms our nerves, strengthens our focus, and restores our sense of well-being.  By tuning into our senses and mindfully moving through nature, we can appreciate its chaotic orderliness and more →

Waking Up to the Wild: Nature Walks

Kay Peterson

September 12–14, 2014
Judith Ansara
  As women, we innately understand and experience the inter-connectedness of all life, and the wisdom, creativity, and power that is part of this “knowing.”  Yet, in the busyness of our multi-focused lives, we often lose more →

Sacred Embodiment, Sacred Service: A Retreat for Women

Judith Ansara and Danya River

September 26–28, 2014
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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

October 31–November 7, 2014