Shambhala

In today’s high-paced, high-stress world, each of us has the natural capacity to find peace, clarity, wellbeing and compassion within ourselves. The best means of tapping into this inner capacity is through the use of meditation – a simple practice of coming back to the present moment via the breath, the body and the senses.

Our contemplative workshops are suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. For those who are new to meditation and other contemplative disciplines, we offer Learn to Meditate and Shambhala Training Weekends. Our Retreat and Renewal programs include an introduction to meditation. There are no program prerequisites.

Shambhala Training is a meditation discipline that helps us to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness. The training path begins with a series of Heart of Warriorship weekends that help to establish a personal meditation practice. Each program includes meditation instruction, Shambhala teachings, group discussions and individual interviews.

Our retreat environment is an ideal setting in which to get started or to deepen your meditation practice. Join us and learn how you can transform the challenges of daily life into opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

FallTakedown
Join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work hard, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your schedule will more →

Fall Take Down 2015

Open Dates
Andrea Doukas
Shambhala Kurukullā practitioners are warmly invited to attend this autumn’s Kurukullā practice intensive at Shambhala Mountain Center. The retreat will include all aspects of the sādhanā including an extended feast practice dedicated to the development and prosperity more →

Kurukullā Intensive

Andrea Doukas

September 2–7, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

September 6, 2015
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Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Valerie Lorig

September 18–20, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

October 4, 2015
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  The Scorpion Seal Assembly involves intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana. It is modeled after the traditional drupchen (great accumulation) that is performed in many Buddhist traditions as a way of accomplishing sadhana practice. The more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 14–25, 2015
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    PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 19th, 8 weeks prior to start date. Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee.   Housing: If more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 14–25, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

November 1, 2015
Steve Seely
This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of more →

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II

Steve Seely

November 13–15, 2015
Patricia-Kelly
 It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation more →

Learn To Meditate

Patricia Kelly

November 13–15, 2015
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Let us take care of your Thanksgiving planning! Come to Shambhala Mountain Center to enjoy a wide variety of weekend activities. There will be opportunities to relax in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, as well as fun more →

Thanksgiving Family Retreat and Autumn Celebration

Acharya Daniel Hessey and Melanie Klein

November 25–28, 2015
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Join us for an elegant and festive feast!  Come to Shambhala Mountain Center to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with the community, and let us take care of the cooking. Each participant needs to register and pay separately. more →

Thanksgiving Dinner

Acharya Daniel Hessey and Melanie Klein

November 26, 2015
Acharya Richard John
Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. This group retreat will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound new practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The retreat will align more →

9-Day Ashe Mahamudra & Trekcho Retreat

Acharya Richard John

December 2–11, 2015
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

December 6, 2015
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In this weekend retreat, we learn techniques to help us develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Beginning to engage the world directly, we extend this attitude more →

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

Mariah Simonton and Rose Sposito

December 11–13, 2015
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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 →

Winter Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016
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  CLICK HERE for more Dathun information and HERE for links to individual Weektuns.  

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016
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Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere more →

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016
“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 →

Weekthun I

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 12–20, 2015

Weekthun I and II

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 12–27, 2015
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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 are four successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in more →

Weekthun II

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 19–27, 2015
“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 →

Weekthun II

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 19–27, 2015

Weekthun II and III

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 19, 2015–January 3, 2016
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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 are four successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in more →

Weekthun III

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 26, 2015–January 3, 2016
“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 →

Weekthun III

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 26, 2015–January 3, 2016

Weekthun III and IV

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 26, 2015–January 10, 2016
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

January 3, 2016
Acharya Dan Hessey
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training I

Acharya Daniel Hessey

January 29–31, 2016
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In Shambhala Training IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them more →

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training IV

Aaron Snyder

February 5–7, 2016
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Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving more →

Open House

February 7, 2016
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The Sacred Path program continues to deal with bringing the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student's natural ability to experience the world more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

Roland Cohen

February 19–25, 2016
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  In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

Roland Cohen

February 19–21, 2016
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  In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt more →

Sacred Path: Windhorse

Roland Cohen

February 20–23, 2016
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  Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. more →

Sacred Path: Drala

Roland Cohen

February 22–25, 2016
Greg Smith
 It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation more →

Learn To Meditate

Greg Smith

February 26–28, 2016