Brilliant Morning! 
Celebration of the Arts and Fundraiser at Red Line Gallery 

Sunday, December 7th, 10am-1pm
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Featuring Greg Smith, Cynthia Moku and many more Shambhala artists. See the auction items here!

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver will be closed on Sunday, December 7th – please celebrate with the community at Red Line Gallery!


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.

What is Contentment?

It seems that most of the time, most of us are trying to get someplace, or get something, that we currently lack.  We feel that if we could just achieve that next level in our career, relationship, finances, health or –  whatever –  everything would finally be okay.  Could it be that this constant striving is actually the root of our suffering and discontent?

“The Buddha taught that suffering is a result of roaming, the urge to keep looking for an external source of happiness.  In Tibetan, a word for human beings is drowa – “movers.”   We wander not out of delight but out of discontent.  The place that we’re looking for, where happiness lies, is contentment…Much of our stress these days is caused by a simple lack of contentment. ”
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ruling Our World

Our next offering in the Way of Shambhala series is a class exactly addressing this conundrum – Contentment in Everyday Life.  In this class, we learn that with meditation practice, we can relax with ourselves, appreciate simple human experiences and learn to be content with what is going on right now.  Please note this program has no prerequisites.  For more information and to register:
Monday night Contentment in Everyday Life
Tuesday night Contentment in Everyday Life



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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

Learning to Love Things As They Are

with Martha Hildreth

November 23rd

The Enlightened Aging Series welcomes adults of all ages. Please join us for reflection and celebration! Continue »

New Meditators Salon

November 30th

Open to everyone interested in an introduction or refresher on basic meditation instruction in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Dharma Thursday: Body, Speech and Mind

December 4th

A weekly opportunity for group meditation practice, followed by a dharma discussion and tea. A gentle form of yoga will also be offered at the start of each evening. Open to all. Continue »

Year 2 Seminar: Module 3

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

December 4th—December 18th

For those students who have completed Way of Shambhala Year 1 (weekend retreats and weeknight courses) Shastri Stevens is offering the Year 2 Seminar. The content of this course will be the deeper Buddhist teachings underpinning the teachings student Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice - November Shambhala Online Event

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

December 6th

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