Welcome to Denver!


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.

Hear Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche talk about the inspiration and vision behind his recent book, The Shambhala Principle.

Foster communal mindfulness and compassion:
Become a Shambhala Member!


Recent News

  • DSC_9522

    Get Involved! SMCD Strategic Planning 2015

    In April 2015, the leadership of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver (SMCD) along with the professional consultation of Joe Pollara and Kendra Sandoval, launched the process of creating a 3-5 year strategic plan.  To put it simply, it is time for SMCD to envision our next era.  Shambhala vision is about looking forward with confidence.  Although that … 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

NEW TIME! Social Meditation with Ziji Collective

October 8th

Social Meditation is a group practice that explores speaking and listening from our experience of Nowness and fosters genuineness in our relationships. Continue »

Evening of Appreciation: Membership & Leadership Oaths and Celebration

October 9th

Everyone, especially new members are welcome to join in this celebratory event. We will have a few ceremonies for new members and retiring leaders, as well as new ones! Continue »

Recovery Group 1/2 day Intensive - October 2015

with Martha Hildreth

October 10th

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

Queer Dharma Group

October 15th

Practice meditation and share personal experience in a supportive, welcoming LGBTQQI group that is open to all. Continue »

The Shambhala Path of Staffing: Living the Teachings, Serving the Journey

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

October 17th

The way that we hold a container for an event in Shambhala expresses something of deep importance to participants about what Shambhala is. We invite you to explore Staffing as Path with this one-day training. Click for more information. Continue »