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  • Brilliance in Denver

    Bringing the Sun and Rays of our Shambhala Community Together The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is flourishing.  We are now tasked with revealing our strengths as a community.  With the year of the Wood Sheep, it is more about what questions we offer than what answers we hold on to.  Where does our richness as a community … 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

Spring Ikebana: An Ikebana/Kado workshop taught by Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei

May 1st

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 Sadhana Group Practice

with Sangyum Valerie Lorig

May 2nd

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

Mindful Kids

with Gretta Hunjan

May 3rd

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 »

Shambhala Advanced Training Seminars: Module IX

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

May 6th—May 20th

Shambhala Advanced Training Seminars are an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the teachings they received during their initial years of study and practice on the path of warriorship. Continue »

Year 2 Seminar: Module 6

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

May 7th—May 21st

For those students who have completed Way of Shambhala Year 1 (weekend retreats and weeknight courses) Shastri Stevens is offering the Year 2 Seminar. The content of this course will be the deeper Buddhist teachings underpinning the teachings student Continue »