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.

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We have a  very special program coming up in June. Don’t miss it!


 Making Friends with Yourself:  Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachments, an online course with Pema Chödrön, June 13th – 27th  

This course will include video talks by Pema, two live calls with Pema for Q&A, facilitated discussion forums, and the support of community and local MI’s.  SMCD is able to offer this course at a significant discount vs. doing it online solo.  Cost: $125. For more information and to register, click here.


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

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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

May Dharma Thursdays: Inherited Suffering

May 7th—May 28th

A weekly opportunity for group meditation practice, followed by a dharma discussion and tea. A gentle form of yoga will also be offered at the start of each evening. Open to all. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Patricia Kelly

May 30th

A one day workshop that is suitable for those who want to begin a practice with in-depth instruction, as well as those who just want to refresh their practice and view. Continue »

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

June 3rd

Please join Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible, innovative and experienced of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, for a lively talk and signing of his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Pa Continue »

Strategic Planning Introduction - Canvassing the Community

with Kendra Sandoval & Joe Pollara

June 7th

Engage with the rest of the SMCD community and find out what exciting possibilities are forthcoming for the center! Continue »

Making Friends with Yourself: Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment

June 13th—July 27th

Every winter Pema Chödrön leads a retreat for the thirty residents of Gampo Abbey, her home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This unique online course is the first time the teaching from one of these retreats has been made available to the general public. Continue »