Wisdom Traditions

Wisdom traditions represent mankind’s deepest source of knowledge about universal principles that govern harmonious, prosperous and sustainable existence. The term is often given to the inner core or mystical aspects of a religion or spiritual tradition, without the trappings, doctrines, sectarianisms and power structures often associated with institutionalized religions. Wisdom traditions provide a conceptual framework for the development of the inner self, living a spiritual life and the realization of enlightenment.

Shambhala Mountain Center has been offering programs steeped in contemplative wisdom traditions from around the world for more than 40 years. We regularly host world-renowned teachers and indigenous wisdom keepers who have cultivated the knowledge, through their own personal practices and ancestral teachings, to be able to reach out and lead others skillfully along their own path.

From various Buddhist lineages and Shamanic cultures, to previously held secret practices of Tai Chi Ch’uan and Qigong, to ancient healing traditions using plant spirits, herbs, dreams, yoga, meditation and more, our Wisdom Traditions programs allow for exploring many different paths along the journey towards transformation of self and society.

Yoga and meditation provide an ideal practice combo to bring us back to beginner's mind – a sense of relaxation, effortlessness, and unconditional cheerfulness. We will alternate between meditation practices and yoga sequences to work with more →

Fresh Start: Yoga and Meditation for All Beings

De West and Brian Spielmann

March 2–4, 2018
  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind more →

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver

March 17–25, 2018
  Spend your spring break breathing in the mountain air with your whole family. Spring Break Family Retreat offers relaxation and connection through contemplative movement classes, meditation sessions, nature exploration, a children’s program, and family activities. more →

Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett and Kate Raddock

March 26–30, 2018
Do you want a more inspired organization? When people are happy at work, they do better work. Through this immersive experience, discover the researched-backed practices that will allow you to cultivate personal joy at work and more →

Happier at Work: How to Lead from Purpose and Love

Gayle Van Gils and Zach Mercurio

May 2–4, 2018
Teams of 4 or more may use this page to register individually at a discounted rate. Regular price: $399 Team discount: $299 (25% off) Early bird team discount: $225 ends Feb. 16th Do you want a more →

Happier at Work Team Registration

Gayle Van Gils and Zach Mercurio

May 2–4, 2018
Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art more →

Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat

Erica Kaufman

May 25–28, 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

May 31–June 3, 2018
We sleep one-third of our lifetime, an average of twenty to twenty-five years. Centuries ago, Tibetan yogis developed spiritual practices that use dream and sleep as a spiritual path. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will teach us about more →

Dream and Sleep Yogas: Teachings from the Bön Mother Tantra

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

June 1–4, 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
Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of more →
Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night. Lucid dreaming and dream yoga have boundless potential for rapid psychological and spiritual growth. During this weekend we’ll explore the more →

Lucid Dream Yoga

Andrew Holecek

September 7–9, 2018