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.

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
Register now to join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work outdoors, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends, and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your more →

Fall Take Down 2016

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2017! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2017

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2018! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2018

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2019! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2019

Open Dates
  Shambhala Mountain Center is delighted to offer this Vajrayogini Four Karmas Fire Puja. Whether you are a veteran of previous Four Karmas Fire Pujas or are a first-time participant, please join us for this powerful more →

Four Karmas Fire Puja

Lynele Jones and Reed Bye

January 8–18, 2020
This retreat is restricted to tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, or who have received pointing out instruction from a Rinpoche in the Kagyu or Nyingma Lineages. Tuition has been set to $0 more →

9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Richard John

February 14–23, 2020
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

Acharya Susan Skjei

February 14–16, 2020
  If you are unable to arrive Thursday evening, please come for the weekend ($135 for 2 nights lodging in Shotoku Seasonal Dorm) The Great Nyen Platoon of Shambhala Mountain Center and the Colorado Chrysanthemum Regiment more →

Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

Khenchen Sara Lewis

February 20–23, 2020
Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 8% and 15%, depending on lodge room type, to make it easier for long-time practitioners to practice at SMC. This Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

March 6–14, 2020
  What does it mean to live together as a community with the view of basic goodness? During this retreat, we will practice creating a culture that reflects our wholeness, kindness, wisdom, and strength. Through meditation, more →

Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett and Kate Raddock

March 22–27, 2020
The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom and openness. The profundity and sophistication with which the Buddha expressed a path more →

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation, and II: Living Wisdom and Compassion

Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Loden Nyima

June 12–July 10, 2020
Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. A treasure of the Kagyu lineage, this sadhana holds the power to more →

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Coemergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

June 15–25, 2020
Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly is a living teaching in creating enlightened society. Warrior Assembly focuses on how to develop fearlessness in engaging as a warrior in the world. more →

Warrior Assembly

June 29–July 10, 2020
Shambhala Mountain Center is welcoming practitioners to attend Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, and V. Completing all required practice sessions is a prerequisite for attending your next Scorpion Seal Assembly retreat. Please indicate on the registration form more →
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for an available option and then indicate your lodging preference under "Room Waitlist."  If your lodging preference becomes more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

July 12–23, 2020
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for an available option and then indicate your lodging preference under "Room Waitlist."  If your lodging preference becomes more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

July 12–23, 2020
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for an available option and then indicate your lodging preference under "Room Waitlist."  If your lodging preference becomes more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly IV

July 12–23, 2020