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.

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
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  Now in its 25th year, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Madness, offered through the Honors Program at Chapman University, is a 10-day immersion in Shambhala Buddhist culture designed to awaken the warrior within. From meditation to art, kyudo (Japanese more →
  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
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 own body more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

May 12–14, 2017
Couples Workshop Most of us would agree that the experience of love, joy, and connection in an intimate relationship is one of the most important things in our lives. Yet intimate relationships can be very challenging. Drawing 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

May 25–29, 2017