Introductory & Stabilizing Meditation Programs

Learn how to meditate or stabilize your existing meditation practice
with these wonderful upcoming programs at SMCD, taught by Shastri Jeffrey Stevens.


The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now under the direction of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Everyone is invited to practice Shamatha, or “peaceful abiding” meditation at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver. On Sundays, we practice from 9 a.m. until noon, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.. We also offer a time on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. You are invited to participate in all or part of these sessions.

You can learn to meditate at our center. Instruction by authorized staff is always free of charge.

Extending love and compassion toward others in contemplative practice is a rehearsal for stepping beyond stinginess and self-centeredness in daily life. Eventually our training will give us the power to flip the mind instantly by letting go of the “me plan” and considering the happiness of somebody else, whatever we’re experiencing, wherever we are.”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Recent News

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

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level III

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 25th—April 27th - Date cancelled

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of Qigong. Continue »

Bodhi School

with Kelly MacLean

April 27th

Children and parents are warmly invited to a special Bodhi School featuring Kerry MacLean, author of Moody Cow Meditates, Peaceful Piggy Meditation and Pigs Over Shambhala. Click for more info... Continue »

Vajrayana Study Group

April 27th

All Rocky Mountain Region Tantrikas are warmly invited to get involved in the SMCD Vajrayana Study Group. Please click for more information. Continue »

Werma Feast - April 2014

April 27th

A feast gathering for all Shambhala Tantrikas. Continue »

Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Pema Chödrön

May 2nd—May 4th

Join us for the live-streaming webcast of Sakyong Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön offering a retreat on the theme of cultivating the heart of human bravery. Continue »