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Learn to Meditate!

Level I: The Art of Being Human
September 12th-14th

Meditation in Everyday Life
September 16th – October 14th 

And then Celebrate! 

Harvest of Peace, Annual Community Celebration: September 20th-21st


Way of Shambhala Series – New Cycle Starting in September!

In September, SMCD kicks off its annual Way of Shambhala program series which will continue through next May. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness forms the basis of this secular path of meditation.
The program consists of five weekend workshops – Shambhala Training Levels 1 – V – that provide an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient and profound traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism. These five contemplative weekend intensives are interspersed with weekly classes — the Everyday Life Series – that support and deepen the students’ training and understanding of the practices.
Beginning with Shambhala Training Level I and/or Meditation in Everyday Life (see above), the program of courses and weekend retreats build on each other sequentially. Anyone may take either the Everyday Life courses or the Shambhala Training weekend retreats exclusively. We encourage concurrent participation in both, if possible, as the combination can profoundly deepen and extend one’s meditation practice. For further information, click here.

Important: New Public Sitting Schedule to Commence October 2nd

We are pleased to announce a new public sitting at SMCD with a new format this fall titled, “Dharma Thursdays: Body, Speech, and Mind”. The new public sitting will start Thursday, October 2nd from 6:00-8:30. The new format will include a half hour of yoga, an hour of sitting, followed by tea and discussion of various dharma topics led by senior students. Participants are welcome to join the sitting at any point in the agenda. For further information, click here.

Please note: Tuesday and Wednesday evening public sittings cancelled until further notice.

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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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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 - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Denise Wuensch, Aaron Snyder, Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

September 16th—October 14th

This course is open to all and covers peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and the challenges one faces in bringing the awareness of meditation into our daily life. We will meet five Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Continue »

Year 2 Seminar

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

September 18th—October 9th

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: Community Practice

September 20th

To open our Harvest of Peace celebration, we will be hosting a community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. This is the one time of the year that the Shambhala Sadhana is open for anyone to practice! Come join in! Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

Cultivating richness, harvesting wisdom! Everyone is welcome to join us for this annual community celebration. Continue »

Creating Possibility

with Lawrence Seidl

September 28th

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