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
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
Aprende a meditar: Programa en español. Aprender a meditar en tu lengua materna es un regalo especial. Ejercitar tu mente de esta forma puede aportarnos grandes beneficios, sin embargo muchos no sabemos por dónde empezar. A more →

Aprende a meditar en español

Bruno Límenes

November 5–7, 2021
This immersive weekend meditation workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation. Through the practice of meditation, we tap into timeless wisdom and glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. With talks, more →

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

Gaylon Ferguson

November 5–7, 2021
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 is the on-land registration page. If more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

November 12–20, 2021
This is the online registration page. If you would like to participate on-land, at SMC, please click here. This Hybrid Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the accumulation of the recitation practice in a group setting. If more →

ONLINE • Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

November 12–19, 2021
Join us for a fun and festive feast!  Allow us to care and cook for you this Thanksgiving.  Enjoy a beautiful drive up the mountain and settle in for a delightful repast with friends, family and more →

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 25, 2021
Join us for a series of talks on the Werma Sadhana and related themes of the Ashe principle, Drala, Lungta, and daily application. These talks are especially oriented to those who recently received the Werma transmission more →

ONLINE • Reflections on the Werma Sadhana: Talk Series

Diana Mukpo and Others

December 4, 2021–July 9, 2022