Engaging with Community as Path

Community as Path: Shambhala Principle in the World - Tuesday Nights, 6:30-8:30pm

Everyone is welcome to attend this drop-in discussion group.



The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now under the direction of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Everyone is invited to practice Shamatha, or “peaceful abiding” meditation at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver. On Sundays, we practice from 9 a.m. until noon, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.. We also offer a time on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. You are invited to participate in all or part of these sessions.

You can learn to meditate at our center. Instruction by authorized staff is always free of charge.

Extending love and compassion toward others in contemplative practice is a rehearsal for stepping beyond stinginess and self-centeredness in daily life. Eventually our training will give us the power to flip the mind instantly by letting go of the “me plan” and considering the happiness of somebody else, whatever we’re experiencing, wherever we are.”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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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→


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Featured Programs

Community as Path: Shambhala Principle in the World

July 8th—September 9th

Further exploration of The Shambhala Principle and everyday life in our communities. Continue »

Recovery Group 1/2 day Intensive - August 2014

with Martha Hildreth

August 9th

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

Summer Mountain Picnic

August 17th

Come enjoy food, fun and the Shambhala community of Denver at Dedisse Park near Evergreen! Continue »

Shambhala Advanced Training Seminars: Module IV

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

August 20th—September 10th

Shambhala Advanced Training Seminars are an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the teachings they received during their initial years of study and practice on the path of warriorship. Continue »

Umdze and Water Service Training

with Roland Cohen

August 24th

Umdze and water service training. Continue »