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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.

 Shambhala Day 2015 – Year of the Wood Sheep

Shambhala Day is our annual celebration to usher in the lunar New Year. This year, the Denver Center will celebrate Shambhala Day on two days — February 19th (the actual lunar New Year) and February 22nd.   Everyone is warmly invited!

On February 19th, the community will gather in the evening to hear an online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the worldwide community followed by group practice of the  Shambhala Sadhana. (Click here for details and schedule.)

On February 22nd, we will offer a second opportunity to hear the Sakyong’s address beginning at 8:30 am.  This will be followed by sitting practice, a presentation to the community by the Denver Center leadership, an opportunity for input into the Denver Center’s future plans and vision, as well as some fun community building activities.  This will be followed by a community potluck, socializing and celebration from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Children are also warmly invited and children’s programming will be provided from 9:00 to 12:00.  For more details and to register for the potluck, click here.

The days prior to Shambhala Day  (Feb 8th – Feb. 17th) are considered to be a time when the obstacles and chaos that have accumulated throughout the year may manifest. This is referred to as “Dön Season.”  In order to help pacify these obstacles and ready ourselves for a fresh start for the New Year, we do a daily practice of Mamos chants. (For more information, click here.)

And finally, the day prior to Shambhala Day (Feb. 18th) is considered to be a “neutral day” and is a time that we traditionally do a deep cleaning of the Shambhala Center.  To volunteer to help with this uplifting effort, click here.

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Become a Shambhala Member!

 We are continuing our Being a Community: Membership Drive until Shambhala Day 2015 – February 19th.
Learn more here.


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

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

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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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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 - Joy in Everyday Life

with Denise Wuensch, Shastri Jeffrey Stevens, Barbara Trenchard

January 27th—February 24th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Mindful Kids

with Gretta Hunjan & Jo Fitsell

February 1st

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 3rd

Our community will gather on this evening of the full moon to practice the profound practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra given to us by Chöygam Trungpa Rinpoche to overcome the obstacle of spiritual and psychological materialism. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice - Shambhala Online Event

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

February 7th

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

Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Old

with Aaron Snyder

February 8th

Our view, intention and the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age. Continue »