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
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
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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

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
There will be NO Open House May 5, please join us on another Sunday. Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick more →

Open House

May 5, 2019
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 powerful transmissions for more →

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

May 17–26, 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

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 I: Discovering the Path of Liberation

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

June 7–July 6, 2019
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 they define it. Understanding who 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

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
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

July 7, 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
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 →
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
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

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
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 1, 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
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