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Learn to Meditate! with Way of Shambhala

Level I: The Art of Being Human, weekend of September 12th-14th

Meditation in Everyday Life, Tuesday nights, September 16th – October 14th 

And then Participate! 

Harvest of Peace, Annual Community Celebration Sunday, September 21st 


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


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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

Book Study Group: Mind Beyond Death

with Susan Neumeier

August 26th—November 18th

What in the world does "mind beyond death" mean? Anyone with an interest in this question is welcome to join us for this practice and study book group. Continue »

Mindful Kids

with Gretta Hunjan & Jo Fitsell

September 7th

The Mindful Kids program uses mediation, 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 »

Meditation in the iGeneration

with Andrew Holecek

September 7th

Dr. Holecek will tell the story behind writing his newest book. Everyone is welcome to join us for a light reception and book signing following his talk. Continue »

Ikebana for Continuing Students - Farewell to Summer An Ikebana/Kado workshop for continuing students taught by Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei

September 12th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I- The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

September 12th—September 14th

In Level One we will learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as our birthright. The ancient wisdom of Shambhala comes alive in our daily lives. Continue »