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
Slow down, breathe in the mountain air, and have fun with the whole family at this one of a kind Mindful Games retreat. Separately and together, parents and kids will learn fun, brief, original, and effective more →

Mindful Games Family Retreat

Susan Kaiser Greenland and Leslie Gossett

May 31–June 3, 2018
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 3, 2018
Meditate for a week or the full month of Dathun. Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion. more →

Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 8–July 8, 2018
Join us for one or more weeks of deep meditation practice. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there more →

Summer Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 8–July 8, 2018
CLICK HERE for more Dathun information and HERE for links to individual Weektuns.

Summer Dathun: A Month-Long Meditation Retreat

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 8–July 8, 2018
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and more →

Half Dathun I

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 8–23, 2018
  Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend more →

Weekthun I

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 8–16, 2018
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please read these important details before registering: Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required. Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is more →

Warrior Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

June 19–30, 2018
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.  Here, warriors more →

Warrior Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

June 19–30, 2018
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and more →

Half Dathun II

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 23–July 8, 2018
Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and more →

Weekthun III

Shastri Calryn Aston

June 23–July 1, 2018
  Within the Buddhist tradition, taking the Refuge and Bodhisattva vows are important moments that mark one’s whole-hearted commitment to the path of Dharma and service to others.  This vow is an opportunity for those who more →

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

Acharya William McKeever

July 1, 2018
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 1, 2018
  Within the Buddhist tradition, taking the Refuge and Bodhisattva vows are important moments that mark one's whole-hearted commitment to the path of Dharma and service to others.  This vow ceremony is an opportunity for those more →

Bodhisattva Vow

July 1, 2018
  Within the Buddhist tradition, taking the Refuge and Bodhisattva vows are important moments that mark one's whole-hearted commitment to the path of Dharma and service to others.  This vow ceremony is an opportunity for those more →

Refuge Vow

July 1, 2018
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 Daniel Hessey

July 6–8, 2018
Slow down, breathe in the mountain air, and have fun with the whole family at this one of a kind Mindful Games retreat. Separately and together, parents and kids will learn fun, brief, original, and effective more →

Mindful Games Family Retreat

Susan Kaiser Greenland and Leslie Gossett

July 8–12, 2018
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, 8 weeks prior to start date. After this date, the tuition will increase $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VII

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 15–26, 2018
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, 8 weeks prior to start date. After this date, the tuition will increase $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 15–26, 2018
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, 8 weeks prior to start date. After this date, the tuition will increase $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly IV

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Susan Chapman

July 15–26, 2018
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, 8 weeks prior to start date. After this date, the tuition will increase $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

July 15–26, 2018
  From July 15 - 26, 2018 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V, and VII. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the more →

Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V, VII Garchen

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Michael Greenleaf and Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

July 15–26, 2018
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 28–August 4, 2018
Our world seems to be increasingly influenced by speed, materialism, and aggression. Many of us feel overwhelmed and powerless, wondering how we can make a difference. Compassion in Action is an opportunity to reconnect with our more →

Compassion in Action

Sharon Salzberg, Acharya Fleet Maull and Rhonda Magee

August 15–19, 2018
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

Acharya Dale Asrael

August 24–26, 2018
It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea. So why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation more →

Learn To Meditate

Greg Smith

August 31–September 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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 Holly Gayley

September 14–16, 2018