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 →

Core Staff 2015-16

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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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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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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

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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

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

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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

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
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only 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 more →

Month-Long Winter Meditation Retreat: Simplicity Dathün

Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 15, 2018–January 13, 2019
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only 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 more →

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Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 15–23, 2018
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only 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 more →

Half Dathun 1

Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 15–29, 2018
Please Note: Partial attendance of this retreat for the first three days (December 21-23) is welcome. To register, please write in the comments section your arrival date and departure date, and select personal check for payment. 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
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only 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 more →

Weekthun 3

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 29, 2018–January 6, 2019
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only 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 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
  Now in its 27th year, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Madness, offered through the Honors Program at Chapman University, is a 10-day immersion in Shambhala Buddhist culture designed to awaken the warrior within. From meditation to art, kyudo (Japanese archery), more →
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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
This program has been cancelled. 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 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
The Great Nyen Platoon of Shambhala Mountain Center and the Colorado Chrysanthemum Regiment of the Dragon Region are delighted to invite you to the 2019 Dön Season Retreat.  Dön season is regarded as a time of more →

Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

Jan Jercinovic Rupon

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

Steve Seely

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
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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
All the world’s wisdom traditions counsel retreat practice in order to return to life strengthened, softened, and fully engaged. In this spirit, will take a deep dive into the sitting practice of meditation. Each day will more →

Open Heart, Clear Mind: A Week-Long Meditation Retreat

Susan Piver, Kevin Townley and Crystal Gandrud

March 15–23, 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
You are warmly invited to attend the Rocky Mountain Regional Shambhala Leadership Retreat. This retreat is an opportunity for leadership of the front range to gather in practice, vision, and planning for our centers and the more →
  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
Please note: Dates for this retreat have changed from March 8-10 to March 22-24. Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and more →

Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

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 →
Experience introspective and ecstatic practices of three ancient spiritual paths: Zen Buddhism, Nada Yoga, and Sufism. This unique experiential seminar will journey deep into sacred music chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden 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

April 12–14, 2019
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
A Couples Workshop Every great wisdom tradition teaches the importance of love and compassion. But how do we practice this in our daily lives, especially in our intimate relationships? We will draw on the Buddhist teachings of more →
Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing. They also hold our obstacles: anxiety, painful emotions and constricting habitual patterns.The more we are able to make loving contact with these more →

Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience: Embodied Listening®

Hope Martin and David Rome

May 24–27, 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

May 24–26, 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

June 6–9, 2019
This  is a fundraising event to support Shambhala Mountain Center. For this one day, Shambhala Mountain Center will open its land and heart to dogs and their beloved owners to circumambulate the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. As more →

Dog Blessing at The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

Acharya Melissa Moore

June 30, 2019
Enlightened Society Assembly is a group retreat for all who have completed Rigden: Unconditional Confidence. This deep training emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society, practices that rouse compassionate openness, and confident more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1–11, 2019
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please read these important details before registering Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required. Application: In addition to registering with Shambhala Mountain Center, you must submit an application to the Shambhala International Office of more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

July 1–11, 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

July 4–7, 2019
From July 13 - 24, 2019 there will be a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, and VI. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Completing more →
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019. After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

July 13–24, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly II

July 13–24, 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.
The silence and majesty of the Colorado Rockies provides the ideal backdrop for exploring the Buddhist approach to end of life. This seven-day program is the first in a series of four retreats designed to give more →

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

Andrew Holecek

August 16–23, 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

August 16–18, 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

September 5–8, 2019

Heart Centered Meditation Rental

September 12–15, 2019