Welcome to Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver!




For over 20 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver has offered Colorado residents the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation.

Our mission is to create an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation, through which we offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

SMCD is a place dedicated to community, learning and spiritual discovery. We are committed to providing a safe place for people of all backgrounds, genders, race, age, and ability; free from harassment, misconduct, and discrimination. All are welcome!


Denver Shambhala Center is Recruiting

We are seeking an Administrator who has strong organizational, administrative and communication skills to run the day to day operations of our thriving meditation center of teaching, practices, and community life.

If you are drawn to creating Enlightened Society on the spot and magnetizing the Denver Center community, please CLICK HERE  for more information.


The #METOO MOVEMENT is currently illuminating deep challenges within the international Shambhala community. Please learn more about our communal efforts to address this heartbreak through these resources.

Click here to read more about Shambhala Care & Conduct Policies. 


Phone: 303.369.2807
Email: denver.shambhala.info@gmail.com


Recent News

  • Looking Deeply: Meditation, Difference, & Inclusion

    By Jeff Scott // Jeff Scott is a teacher within the Shambhala community with a particular interest in how meditation practice can be a crucial tool for working with issues of diversity, bias, and harm.  In this article, he responds to questions on this topic from Shambhala Mountain Center staff member Travis Newbill, and the … 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→

New to Shambhala?

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

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 30th—September 2nd

The final program in the Sacred Path series. This three-day weekend retreat is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

August 31st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Looking Deeply: Meditation, Difference, & Inclusion

with Jeffrey Scott

September 6th—September 8th

Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, over the course of this weekend we will engage with each other around our own experiences of exclusion/inclusion Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

September 7th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

September 8th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »