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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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

May 11–15, 2016
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Calling all women who do too much! This self-care retreat puts us back into alignment with the seasons, starting with the flowering and growth of spring. As women, we are far more deeply tied to the more →

The Way of the Happy Woman Spring Detox & Renewal Retreat

Sara Avant Stover

May 12–15, 2016
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The 5 elements are a part of who we are physiologically, emotionally, and psychologically. Every major tradition in the world has a way of understanding and working with elements to increase vitality and health. The Tibetan more →
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Redefining Illness Bodily sickness, like all suffering, has real, discoverable causes. The cause is not cancer, colitis, weak adrenals, or a lowered immune system. The cause of our health problems is the innocent misuse of our more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

May 20–22, 2016
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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 →
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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

Annabelle Yoo

May 20–22, 2016
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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 26–29, 2016
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People all over the world from all spiritual backgrounds are aware of the research and benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. Studies show clear increases in both physical and mental well-being when meditation or mindfulness is more →

Mindfulness Healing Meditation • Denver

Nashalla Nyinda

May 28, 2016
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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: Mindful Hiking

Kay Peterson

June 2–5, 2016
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Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our inner demons rather than engaging in battle more →
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Join us for one or more week 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

Acharya Emily Bower and Shastri Ben Hines

June 11–July 9, 2016
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As long as you have relatives, a job, or simple preferences, conflict is going to be a part of life. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but you can learn to navigate it more →
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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

June 24–26, 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

August 12–14, 2016
Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its 6th year, this annual program approaches music as medicine, weaving together a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, more →

Healing Sound Retreat: Rhythm and Chanting as Spiritual Practice

Christine Stevens and Silvia Nakkach

August 12–14, 2016
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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

August 12–14, 2016
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Are you ready to experience, and then write forth the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness, which moves us along the path more →

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 25–29, 2016
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Transformative Grief-Shifting If you've ever lost someone you love, this transformative grief-shifting workshop will rock your world. You'll learn meditations and sacred practices that give you a direct conversation with your departed and a deep understanding more →

Bridges to Beyond: A Grief Healing Workshop

Sue Frederick

September 9–11, 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

September 9–11, 2016
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DATE CHANGE: Please note that the dates for this program have changed. Previously, the program was listed for September 22- 25, 2016. We all carry with us a store of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Much more →
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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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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 →
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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