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! SMC Community members:  Please use this page to register your guests, or send them the link to register themselves.  The staff guest night rate is $15/night 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 →

Core Staff 2015-16

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Customize your own 2020 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create your own Self-Guided Retreat Anytime Shambhala Mountain Center’s natural setting is perfect for personal more →

Getaway 2020

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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 2016

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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 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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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 →
Customize your own 2019 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create your own Self-Guided Retreat Anytime Shambhala Mountain Center’s natural setting is perfect for personal introspection and more →

Getaway 2019

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2019! Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. Departure days are also Sundays generally. This allows you to participate in weekend programs if you wish more →

Summer Set Up 2019

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Welcome to Summer Tent Set-Up 2020! Dates: April 26- June7 Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. Departure days are also Sundays generally. This allows you to participate in weekend more →

Summer Set Up 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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Cost is 94.50 for one night stay, or $189 for the duration. Please select your dates from the calendar on the registration page. Night  of May 3rd only: $94.50 Night of May 4th only: $94.50 Nights 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. These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

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    Complimentary Tent Lodging is provided Friday, August 9th, Saturday, August 10th, and/or Sunday, August 11th. Please select your dates from the calendar after clicking “Register Now”  
READ FIRST: There is a two part registration process for this retreat. First register with Breath of Love at the link below. When that registration is complete you can click the registration link above to select more →

Residency Program

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Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Discover the life-changing practice of cultivating gratitude. Scientific research is proving that a daily gratitude more →

The Science of Gratitude

Matt O’Grady

September 25–27, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online version is will be held June 6. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly more →
An Online Program Through the Larimer County Lifestyle Education Benefit Program This program will be presented through Zoom and is open to all Larimer County Health Plan Members. If you are not in that group, click more →

ONLINE • Mindfulness Meditation and Movement for Wellness: Larimer County

Melissa Lago and Gelong Loden Nyima

October 1–22, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every more →

Lucid Dream Yoga

Andrew Holecek

October 2–4, 2020
This program will be presented through Zoom. If you are a member of the Larimer County Health Plan, your version of this program is offered on Thursdays, please visit your page here. This four-week online course more →

ONLINE • Mindfulness Meditation and Movement for Wellness

Melissa Lago and Gelong Loden Nyima

October 4–25, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Megan Prager will be holding a one-day self-compassion retreat July 26. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. This 5-day residential program more →

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Prager and Beth Mulligan

October 12–17, 2020
Nota: Este retiro ha sido reprogramado. Note: This retreat has been rescheduled.   Aprende a meditar: Programa en español. Aprender a meditar en tu lengua materna es un regalo especial. Ejercitar tu mente de esta forma more →
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online version may be available soon. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for more →
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Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You've tested your physical limits, and have more →

Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

October 22–25, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. If we are brave often enough we will fall. Rising Strong™ is about what it more →

Rising Strong™ Retreat for Women

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup

October 22–25, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Increase your power-wisdom.  Power is the ability to influence and be influenced by others.  Power more →

Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics

Dr. Cedar Barstow

October 30–November 1, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Heart of Recovery introduces the ancient wisdom of meditation to the path of recovery from more →

Heart of Recovery Retreat

Tamara Sell and Dave Garton

October 30–November 1, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

November 6–8, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Our minds and bodies are naturally awake, whole, complete, healthy, and sacred. Yet in today's more →

Beyond Hope and Fear

Gelong Loden Nyima and Melissa Lago

November 10–15, 2020
Join author, lecturer, and esteemed Buddhist teacher B. Alan Wallace for this engaging online retreat. A synopsis from B. Alan Wallace on what to expect: In this retreat, we will begin by distinguishing between worldly pleasure more →
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It may be available as an online retreat soon. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Join international bestselling author Blake D. more →
Online home retreat self-care
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Embrace a slower pace and notice how it offers a deeper connection to mind, body, and more →

Slowing Down: A Yoga, Self-Care, and Loving-Kindness Retreat

Heather Lindemann and Cole Schlam

December 4–6, 2020
A Couples Workshop Note: The dates for this program have been changed from April 2020 to January 2021. Every great wisdom tradition teaches the importance of love and compassion. But how do we practice this in our more →
This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: more →

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Prager and David Spound

May 2–7, 2021
This program is being run by the School of Celtic Consciousness and held at Shambhala Mountain Center as a rental program. Join for a time of learning, chant, and spiritual practice rooted in the Celtic vision more →
Note: This retreat has been rescheduled for next year. It will be held May 28th-31th, 2021. Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing. They also hold our obstacles: anxiety, more →
Take time to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion in and out of the classroom. Designed to support you in bringing a mindful presence to your personal life and professional work in schools, more →

Mindfulness Retreat for Educators

Rona Wilensky and Sean Guard

June 2–6, 2021
Note: The Gathering at Shambhala Mountain Center has been rescheduled for June 6th-11th 2021. Shambhala Mountain Center is honored to be hosting the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering of Eagles in the Summer of 2021. Lodging is more →
Note: This retreat has been rescheduled from June 12th-14th, 2020 to June 11th-13th, 2021. The spiritual traditions respect the body as the foundation of awareness and connection to self and other. Your body is full of more →

Befriending Your Body: Meeting Your Body as Your Teacher

Ann Saffi Biasetti

June 11–13, 2021
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Become a brush and, step by step, we will find ways to foster joy and serene excitement, both in our art and in everyday life. Experiment with artistic interpretation and spontaneous improvisation using a variety of more →

Heart of the Brush

Kazuaki Tanahashi

June 17–20, 2021
Note: This program has been rescheduled from 2020 to June 18 - 25, 2021. All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or more →

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

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

June 18–25, 2021
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.
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.
This workshop presented by Eva Wong and Ghost Valley Strategy Consultants is designed to introduce you to the art and skill of thinking and acting strategically. Everyone can be a strategist. It only takes inspiration and more →
Note: This retreat has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online version of the program is in the works for mid-July 2020; updates available soon. Read more about SMC's response to more →

Family Camp

Steve Sachs, Nicole Wolf and Rachel Steele

July 24–31, 2021
  Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this retreat, we learn how to navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous, and heartbreaking terrain. Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, Tibetan more →

Courageous Women Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Jemi Steele, Ann Braden and Chasse Bailey-Dorton

September 7–12, 2021