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
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There will be NO Open House June 2. 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, more →

Open House

June 2, 2019
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 with which the Buddha expressed a path of liberation more →

Summer Seminar: Weeks I & II

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

June 7–22, 2019
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 with which the Buddha expressed a path of liberation 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
This program has been canceled.  Families come in all shapes, sizes and formations, and possess unique characteristics, personalities, and heritage. Each individual, in some way or another, is a part of some type of family, however more →

Adoptive Families Retreat

Julie Goldstein and Leslie Gossett

June 13–16, 2019
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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

Shastri Jon Barbieri

June 28–30, 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

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

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
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

July 7, 2019
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 it becomes available we more →
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 →

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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: 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

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

July 13–24, 2019
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

Acharya Susan Chapman

July 13–24, 2019
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 VI

Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 13–24, 2019
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 II

Acharya Christie Cashman

July 13–24, 2019
This program is being run by Shambhala Sun Camp and held at Shambhala Mountain Center. For more information, questions, and to register, please visit their website: http://shambhalasuncamp.org/ Sun Camp July 21 - 28 Shambhala Sun Camp more →

Shambhala Sun Camp

July 18–30, 2019
Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Shambhala Mountain Center. Family Camp is a creative and contemplative retreat the whole family can enjoy. Take time for yourself in the mornings to practice meditation or yoga while your children more →

Family Camp and Rites of Passage

Steve Sachs, Kelly Lindsey, Nicole Wolf and Rachel Steele

July 27–August 3, 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

August 4, 2019
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

Shastri Calryn Aston

August 23–25, 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

September 1, 2019
Contemplative creative practices that cut through concept and draw on nonverbal wisdom are especially potent in times like now. This retreat is for artists and non-artists alike to reconnect deeply with the space of creativity as more →

Art + Life Retreat: Contemplative Creative Practices for an Open Heart and Mind

Artist to the Court Marcia Wang Shibata and Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 6–15, 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 Gaylon Ferguson

September 6–8, 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 14–23, 2020