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Shambhala Denver is part of a global community inspired to cultivate kindness and bravery.  We offer a path of meditation and contemplative arts oriented towards an inspired modern life.


Foster mindfulness and compassion:
Become a Shambhala Member!

Members engaging in the Vision to Action workshop.

Members engaging in the Vision to Action workshop.

 We are continuing our Being a Community: Membership Drive until Shambhala Day 2015 – February 17th.
Learn more here.


Winter Policy
Snow Day Closure of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

If Denver Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we will not be open as well.  And if we get a lot of snow over the weekend, we’ll close if the new snow accumulation is more than 6 inches of snow.  Please be in touch with your coordinator if you’re in a program that happens on a snowy day.
Stay safe and enjoy the winter magic!  

Here is a link to Denver Post’s updates on school closures. 

Recent News

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    by Nan Clydesdale At the age of 82 years, Martha Hildreth embodies genuineness and is unwilling to compromise her integrity in order to satisfy the expectations of others or win their approval. She will consistently say what she means, do what she says, and say what’s so when it’s so. It is out of force … Continue 

image of flowers Denver community roomShambhala Center Open House every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for an introduction to the Shambhala Center of Denver. Come and learn about the variety of programs and opportunities for practice offered here. Open House includes an introductory talk and informal reception with refreshments.  More Information→

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn more about us

Featured Programs

Way of Shambhala I - Joy in Everyday Life

with Denise Wuensch, Shastri Jeffrey Stevens, Barbara Trenchard

January 27th—February 24th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 3rd

Our community will gather on this evening of the full moon to practice the profound practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra given to us by Chöygam Trungpa Rinpoche to overcome the obstacle of spiritual and psychological materialism. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice - Shambhala Online Event

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

February 7th

An opportunity to gather at SMCD and practice the Shambhala Sadhana as a group, and led by Acharya Suzann Duquette online. This is open to everyone who has received the reading transmission (lung), and taken the Enlightened Society Vow. Please register. Continue »

Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Old

with Aaron Snyder

February 8th

Our view, intention and the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age. Continue »

Recovery Group 1/2 day Intensive - February 2015

with Martha Hildreth

February 14th

This 1/2 day Intensive is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. Continue »