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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.

Timely Generosity Drive:

Winter Donations for People Experiencing Homelessness


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There are so many ways to give during this season of generosity!  

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Until January 10th, Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver will be collecting:

  • Clothing: scarves, winter hats, winter socks (wool, thermal, etc), hand warmers, mittens/gloves,
  • Travel size hygiene products: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner
  • Travel size food items & drinks: energy bars, mineral water, flavored drinks, peanut butter packets, cookies,  etc
  • Other Useful Items: bus passes, travel size pet products (food, small dog/cat sweaters, leashes, accessories, etc).
  • Experience-based donations (e.g. tickets to Denver Zoo, Botanical Gardens, museums, movie tickets, gym passes, etc).
These donations will be a part of a Point-in-Time count, which will survey the Denver Metro area for homelessness.  Please click here to learn more or to volunteer!  The Timely Generosity Drive is hosted by Amanda Trujillo (amanda.trujillo@mdhi.org) who is a co-founder of the Ziji Collective council at our center and also works for MDHI as the Communications Coordinator.

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    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→

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Featured Programs

Meditation & Discussion: Mindfulness in Action

with Susan Dean

November 11th—January 6th (2016)

Join us for discussion of this new collection of Chogyam Trungpa's writings on meditation practice and mindfulness in every day life. Open to all. Continue »

Mindful Kids

with Amy Turino

December 6th

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. Meets on 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings each month. Continue »

Wisdom of Aging Holiday Gathering

with Jennifer Yarbro

December 6th

During this season of giving, everyone is welcome to join this conversation about the innate human qualities that enable us to benefit our world. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III - Warrior in the World

with Chris Stockinger

December 11th—December 13th

By cultivating mindfulness and awareness through meditation, the warrior in training leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with true perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world. Continue »

Queer Dharma Group

December 17th

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