Programs

For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered at Shambhala Mountain Center to partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring Shambhala teachings, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.

Taught by a remarkable array of accomplished practitioners and teachers, our programs offer something for everyone from the beginner to advanced student. We invite you to browse our many offerings and hope to see you on the land soon!

    Welcome Guests of Shambhala Mountain Center staff! Payment must be received upon registration. If you or your guest cannot pay upon registration, you must email HR to arrange payment. “Best available” typically applies to more →

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PLEASE NOTE: Getaways will not be available from June 5-June 22, 2013. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year. Customize your own stay at 25% off our more →

Getaway

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Registration Link for Fall Take-Down Volunteers
Please select any dates between arrival date of September 6th and departure date of September 15th. Thanks for volunteering! Your support and care of the Stupa means a lot to us!  

Stupa Work Week

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This page helps keeps us organized internally, yay! We need up-to-date: Dietary preference/allergies Medical allergies Emergency contact info Personal vehicle make/model/year/color and license plate - please put this info in the "comments or special needs" section more →

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Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2015

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IMPORTANT: Review these steps before registering! 1. During registration you'll need to set "Choose Payment Option" to "Pay By Check". Note: This is strictly for bookkeeping purposes, your full payment has been processed through Living Social--so more →
Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2016

Open Dates
Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2017

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Customize your own 2018 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Please note: Due to construction operations for the wastewater pipeline, Getaway registrations will be closed during the weekdays more →

Getaway 2018

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Note: Program credit purchased with a Gift Certificate expires after two years of the issue date.

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 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, with support from the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project, warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
Welcome to Summer Set-Up 2015! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24. Please arrive by 5:00pm. Dinner is served from 6:30 - 7:30, and there will be a brief orientation every more →

Summer Set-Up 2015

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2016! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, and May 22nd. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be more →

Summer Set Up 2016

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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

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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

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Thank you for contacting us to reserve your travel assistance for the University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness Retreat that will be held at Shambhala Mountain Center(SMC).  If you would like travel assistance, please confirm more →
 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any dates between arrival date of September 2nd and more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

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This registration page is for guests of Naropa University. If you would like to bring someone along and have them share your single room with you, please register them through our "Getaway" program.  When you select the more →

Naropa Guest Nights

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  This registration page is for Beanstalk Foundation Leaders. Through this registration page, you can register yourself for a one night stay at Shambhala Mountain Center. If you'd like to bring a guest, you may register more →
Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya from May 26- May 28 These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity more →

Stupa Work Weekend

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

Open Dates
Welcome to Summer Set Up 2017! Arrival days are every Sunday. 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, more →

Summer Set Up 2017

Open Dates
Welcome to Summer Set Up 2018! Arrival days are every Sunday. 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, more →

Summer Set Up 2018

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
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya from September 15 to September 24, 2017. These volunteer work gatherings more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
For all qualified Vajrayogini practitioners! Both first-timers and repeaters are warmly encouraged to attend this powerful program. The retreat will be held in our spacious Red Feather Lodge which was recently renovated specifically for fire puja more →

Amending Fire Puja (Repeater, Partial Attendance)

Lindy King and Marybeth Keigher

Open Dates
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
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

Acharya Fleet Maull and Rhonda Magee

August 15–19, 2018
Like the snow melting to reveal vast meadows ripe with the promise of wildflowers, we too can shed the layers of past seasons and old habits to make way for new possibilities in our lives. By more →

Mindful Hiking: Waking up to the Wild

Kay Peterson

August 17–19, 2018

Naropa Ecopsychology

August 19–28, 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
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 24–26, 2018
Explore music and rhythm as gateways to spiritual consciousness. Learn practical tools and creative practices for using sound in healing, spiritual practice, and community building. Discover the 3 secrets to drumming for healing, reaching back thousands more →
We will offer a special Musical Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at 7pm on Saturday, following dinner.  This ceremony includes a preparation gathering, community drum processional, encircling the Stupa and honoring the 4 directions, and musical more →

Music for Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa

Christine Stevens

August 25, 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 →
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
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
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

September 7–9, 2018
Calling runners, walkers, and hikers of all levels who want to open up further to the joy that comes from movement in the great outdoors. This retreat will draw on modern knowledge of running and ancient more →

Contemplative Running: Movement and Meditation in the Mountains

Marty Kibiloski, Michael Sandrock and Wendy Black Stern

September 7–9, 2018
This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown more →
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
  “People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy®. “We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.” Even if we did have general more →

Wired for Love: Relationship Workshop

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

September 14–16, 2018
During this unique weekend, we will explore methods of increasing our own sense of empowerment through environmental awareness. Utilizing physical training and internal practices, participants will come to know and trust the space we occupy in more →

Meeting Your Power: A Women’s Self-Defense and Meditation Training

Maya Fliegel and Vajra Granelli

September 14–16, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically-supported teachings to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this retreat offers tools for engaging the more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

September 21–23, 2018
By engaging in just one activity at a time, yoga and Buddhist practices teach us how to be fully present. However, our body tells us that it gets strong, clear, and nimble when we alternate our more →

The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism

Cyndi Lee

September 21–23, 2018
Come and experience a personal connection with the universe under the sparkling, starry skies of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout history, human beings have looked to the skies to follow the rhythm of the seasons and to more →

Big Sky, Big Mind: A Contemplative Astronomy Workshop

Andrea Schweitzer and Jim Tolstrup

September 21–23, 2018
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
  Spiritual awakening and emotional healing are inseparable. The Zen Path of the Heart developsnonjudgmental presence through traditional Zen Buddhist meditation and adds heart- and body-centered meditation techniques to delve further into the emotional karma that more →

Zen Path of the Heart

Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi and Ilia Shinko Perez, Roshi

September 28–30, 2018
This program has been cancelled. Authentic Leadership is a powerful approach to leadership that encourages us to bring the best of who we are into how we lead. Anchored in self-awareness and the courage to genuinely more →

Foundations of Authentic Leadership

Susan Skjei and Michael Gayner

October 5–7, 2018
This registration is for Scholarship recipients only. For general public registration, please see: https://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/fal1018-foundations-authentic-leadership/   Authentic Leadership is a powerful approach to leadership that encourages us to bring the best of who we are into how more →

Foundations of Authentic Leadership Scholarship Registration

Acharya Susan Skjei and Michael Gayner

October 5–7, 2018
  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 more →

Fresh Start: Yoga and Meditation for All Beings

De West and Brian Spielmann

October 5–7, 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

October 7, 2018
If we are brave often enough we will fall. Rising Strong™ is about what it takes to get back up. Based on the insightful book by renowned storyteller and researcher, Brené Brown, this 4-day retreat will more →

Rising Strong™ Retreat for Women

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup

October 12–14, 2018
Shambhala Mountain Center is pleased to host Hareesh Wallis’ Soul Immersion Retreat this October. This is a private retreat being run by Tantrik Yoga Now, and is open only to those already enrolled in the ongoing more →
Hidden within every yoga posture is a secret—the counter­pose. It protects, nurtures, and allows us to deepen our practice. In a yoga sequence, poses are balanced by companion postures, in the simplest form, their opposites. The more →

Counterpose: The Art of Yoga & Meditation

Katharine Kaufman

October 19–21, 2018
Tonglen is a practice of giving and receiving, perfectly manifesting the embodiment of Medicine Buddha. Intermingling these practices helps those experiencing pain of any kind, illness, as well as those dying or already passed. Formal meditation more →

Medicine Buddha and the Practice of Compassion

Venerable Khenpo Jigme and Nashalla Nyinda

October 19–21, 2018
This program has been cancelled. Join Buddhist author and teacher Lodro Rinzler for the only weekend he is teaching on his brand new book, How To Be Decent. The book and the accompanying weekend provide students more →
This program has been cancelled. Practice meditation to recover a sense of balance, cultivate fearlessness, sharpen your mind, and soften your heart. This 4-day retreat is a gathering for the Open Heart Project, a 20,000 member more →
The Wheel of Life is a Buddhist allegorical painting dating back to ancient India. The painting describes how our sense of self and our life in this world take shape, portraying how we think, how we more →

Awakening from the Daydream

David Nichtern

October 26–28, 2018
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

October 26–28, 2018
In this week-long retreat, we will explore what it means to be an individual and what it means to be a part of a society through the lens of the meditative traditions. In contemplating the question, more →
Join us for an enriching Shambhala Vajrayana community gathering! Through the collective engagement of practice and study, food, conversation, and celebration, our community will deepen, strengthen and gain confidence in being a part of the family more →

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat

Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Melissa Moore and Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 2–11, 2018
Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and more →

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Patron

Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Melissa Moore and Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 2–11, 2018
Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and more →

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Standard

Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Melissa Moore and Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 2–11, 2018
Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and more →

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Subsidized

Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Melissa Moore and Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 2–11, 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

November 4, 2018
Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and now science, has shown that the practice of mindfulness can help establish relaxation, stability, clarity, and more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

November 16–18, 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 Gaylon Ferguson

November 16–18, 2018
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

3-Day Retreat & Renewal

November 22–25, 2018
Join us for an elegant and festive feast!  Come to Shambhala Mountain Center to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with the community, and let us take care of the cooking. Each participant needs to register and pay separately. more →

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22, 2018
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

November 23–25, 2018
Shambhala Mountain Center is delighted to offer this Vajrayogini Four Karmas Fire Puja. Whether you are a veteran of previous Four Karmas Fire Pujas or are a first-time participant, please join us for this powerful practice intensive. If you have completed a more →

Four Karmas Fire Puja

November 29–December 9, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In more →

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

November 30–December 7, 2018
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
What do writers want more than anything in the world? Time to write. Yet even if such precious time could be found, it's not always easy to settle into the writing groove. Meditation can help synchronize more →

Fearlessly Creative: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

Susan Piver

December 12–16, 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 week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, more →

Month-Long Winter Meditation Retreat: Simplicity Dathün

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 15, 2018–January 13, 2019
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 week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, more →

Weekthun 1

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 15–23, 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 week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, more →

Half Dathun 1

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 15–29, 2018
This time of year can leave many of us feeling stressed-out and disconnected. Celebrate the magic of genuine connection – with yourself, others and our world– in this naturally reflective time of year. Settle into presence more →

Holiday Meditation Retreat: Renewing Body, Mind and Spirit

Shastri Calryn Aston

December 21–27, 2018
https://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/hh1218-holiday-meditation-retreat-renewing-body-mind-and-spirit/   https://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/ny1218-take-a-leap-into-2019-establish-your-intention-and-commitment/    

Holiday Meditation Retreat & Take a Leap Registration

Shastri Calryn Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

December 21, 2018–January 1, 2019
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Join us for this special program and allow your aspirations for the New Year to become clear, as you become confident and committed through reflection and renewal. Our gathering will include guided mindfulness-awareness meditation, contemplative practices, more →

Take a Leap into 2019: Establish Your Intention and Commitment

Shastri Jon Barbieri

December 29, 2018–January 1, 2019
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 week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, more →

Weekthun 3

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 29, 2018–January 6, 2019
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 week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, more →

Half Dathun 2

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 29, 2018–January 13, 2019
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

Steve Seely

January 4–6, 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

January 6, 2019
In this weekend retreat, we learn techniques to help us develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Beginning to engage the world directly, we extend this attitude more →

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

Acharya Susan Skjei

January 11–13, 2019
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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we can know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this retreat, we will practice sitting meditation, more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

January 16–20, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people are learning to meditate using apps on their phones. This retreat is designed to provide a space for practitioners who have started to meditate at home to come together, find common more →

Meditating Beyond the App

January 18–20, 2019
  This retreat is for those who would like to go deeper into the practical application and embodiment of unconditional self-love. It will offer a safe space to go deeper into the practice of thinking, speaking, more →
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

January 25–27, 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

February 3, 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 Dale Asrael

February 8–10, 2019
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program of practical, scientifically-supported teachings to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation, and promote physical health and emotional well-being. Inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this retreat offers tools for engaging the more →

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Janet Solyntjes

February 8–10, 2019
Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do those practices in separate sessions. Tuition has been set to $0 and lodging prices more →

9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Richard John

February 15–24, 2019
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

February 15–17, 2019
Sometimes unplugging is just what you need to truly connect. During this weekend retreat you’ll put your smartphone and computer aside and tune in to the beautiful forests, streams, and abundant wildlife at Shambhala Mountain Center. more →

Meditation Unplugged

February 22–24, 2019
This weekend will explore the core tenets of Buddhism for those who are interested in establishing a meditation practice as well those who have a current practice but want to learn more about the foundational philosophy more →
Settle into your own nature by simply sitting. The emphasis during this weekend retreat will be the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation. In the style of Zen Sesshin, we will rise early and bring every aspect more →

Practicing Simplicity: An Introduction to Zen Practice

Katharine Kaufman and Michael Wood

March 1–3, 2019
  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 more →

Fresh Start: Yoga and Meditation for All Beings

De West and Brian Spielmann

March 1–3, 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

March 3, 2019
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 Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

March 8–16, 2019
We are all creative–whether that is expressed through the arts, how we get dressed in the morning, or how we pack lunches. During this retreat, we will examine the connection between the meditative mind and the more →

Boundless Playground: Creativity and the Meditative Mind

Nina Rolle and Erin Neff

March 8–10, 2019
Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and now science, has shown that the practice of mindfulness can help establish relaxation, stability, clarity, and more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

March 8–10, 2019
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

March 15–17, 2019
  Practicing the genuine dharma expands our wealth: our happiness, our generosity, our warmth, our community, and our overall sense of wellbeing. When we are contained within ourselves, unable to connect with others and feel the more →

Expansive Nature of Love

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 22–24, 2019
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
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer to discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be more →
When we release belief in the ego, we release our suffering as well—an insight which is the essence of liberation. Explore and experience the wisdom of this truth as Michael W. Taft guides you in meditation more →
This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-recognized approach which has been shown more →
Co-sponsored with the donothing® leadership retreat. The donothing Leadership Retreat presents business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners with the most rewarding challenge you may ever take – a silent retreat. We invite you to more →

The donothing® Leadership Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 15–18, 2019
This program is being run by  Mindful Schools and held at Shambhala Mountain Center. For more information, questions, and to register, please visit their website.