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 2020! 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 2020

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
Note: The Mahayana Track for this program is moving online, and will be held June 12 - 26. More information coming soon.  The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending more →

Summer Seminar: Weeks I & II

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

June 12–27, 2020
Note: The Mahayana Track for this program is moving online, and will be held June 12 - 26. More information coming soon.  The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending 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 Gelong Loden Nyima

June 12–July 10, 2020
Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa Join us as we immerse ourselves in more →

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Coemergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

June 15–25, 2020
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Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Jon Barbieri

June 19–21, 2020
Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly is more →

Warrior Assembly

June 29–July 10, 2020
Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly is more →

Warrior Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

June 30–July 11, 2020
  This program has been canceled. ***We are planning to hold a Scorpion Seal Practice Intensive, more information will be coming soon.*** Shambhala Mountain Center is welcoming practitioners to attend Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, and more →
Note: This program is moving online for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online program is tentatively scheduled for September 10-20, 2020. If you are interested, please save the dates for now; registration will open more →

Scorpion Seal Community Retreat: Limitless Ayatanas

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

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 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
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 Volunteer Program

August 30–October 11, 2020
Nota: Este retiro ha sido reprogramado del 16 al 18 de octubre. Note: This retreat has been rescheduled for October 16th-18th.   Aprende a meditar: Programa en español. Aprender a meditar en tu lengua materna es more →
Note: This retreat has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online version of the program is in the works for mid-July 2020; updates available soon. Read more about SMC's response to more →

Family Camp

Steve Sachs, Nicole Wolf and Rachel Steele

July 24–31, 2021