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

If Denver Public Schools and Denver Governmental Offices are closed due to inclement weather, we will not be open as well.  And if we get a lot of snow over the weekend, generally, we’ll close if the new snow accumulation is more than 6-8 inches.  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

  • Brilliance in Denver

    Bringing the Sun and Rays of our Shambhala Community Together The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is flourishing.  We are now tasked with revealing our strengths as a community.  With the year of the Wood Sheep, it is more about what questions we offer than what answers we hold on to.  Where does our richness as a community … 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

Contemplative Parenting

with Steve Sachs & Dr. Andra Brill

April 9th—May 7th

This contemplative parenting class will help cultivate a path of parenting which is present, effective, and in touch with greater joy and understanding. Continue »

Year 2 Seminar: Module 5

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

April 9th—April 23rd

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 Training Level V - Open Sky

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

April 17th—April 19th

In Open Sky one begins to sharpen one’s awareness. One also finds the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Mindful Kids

with Gretta Hunjan

April 19th

The Mindful Kids program uses meditation, yoga, art, music, drama and other sensory-rich activities to help children relax, develop inner strength, and realize the basic goodness of all sentient beings. Continue »

Spring Ikebana: An Ikebana/Kado workshop taught by Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei

May 1st

The contemplative art of flowers (O'hana), "Ikebana" or Kado (the way of the flower), inspires us to pause and appreciate the immediacy of the seasons and our own state of mind. Please click for more information and to register... Continue »