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
The Great Nyen Platoon of Shambhala Mountain Center and the Colorado Chrysanthemum Regiment of the Dragon Region are delighted to invite you to the 2019 Dön Season Retreat.  Dön season is regarded as a time of more →

Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

Jan Jercinovic Rupon

January 25–27, 2019
Stupa amid clouds
This program has been cancelled. 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 more →

Open House

February 3, 2019
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

Steve Seely

February 8–10, 2019
Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do those practices in separate sessions. Tuition has been set to $0 and lodging prices more →

9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Richard John

February 15–24, 2019
Stupa amid clouds
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

March 3, 2019
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 8–16, 2019
Family Spring Break Retreat offers nourishing connection with yourself, your family and community. Together we explore and create a culture of kindness - caring deeply for ourselves and each other. We practice movement and meditation, join more →

Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett, Kate Raddock and Matthew Parkinson

March 25–29, 2019
Stupa amid clouds
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

April 7, 2019
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 Arawana Hayashi

April 19–21, 2019
Stupa amid clouds
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

May 5, 2019
A Month-Long Immersion in Traditional Buddhist Practice and Study The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom. The profundity and sophistication more →

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation

Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Loden Nyima

June 7–July 6, 2019
Enlightened Society Assembly is a group retreat for all who have completed Rigden: Unconditional Confidence. This deep training emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society, practices that rouse compassionate openness, and confident more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1–11, 2019
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please read these important details before registering Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required. Application: In addition to registering with Shambhala Mountain Center, you must submit an application to the Shambhala International Office of more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1–11, 2019
From July 13 - 24, 2019 there will be a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, and VI. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Completing more →

Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, VI Garchen

Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019. After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

Acharya Susan Chapman

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly II

Acharya Christie Cashman

July 13–24, 2019