“In msakyongsmileeditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  

– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

For over 30 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver has offered Coloradans the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.


Recent News

  • Letter from the SMCD Director – May 12, 2017

    Dear Member, At this time in the world, there is much fear, uncertainty, and confusion. We must come together and develop the strength to embody compassion during these uncertain times. The more suffering and aggression that arises, the more we must deepen our conviction and radiate basic goodness. This way is the path of Shambhala: … 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

Community Engagement: Potluck and Conversation

May 28th

Community Engagement "Now is the time, ladies and gentlemen, for us to manifest—to bring these principles into the world, to not just leave them in our shrine room and our practice pages. They cannot just remain as simple esoteric mantras. We need to Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Patricia Kelly

June 3rd

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

Shambhala Kids Summer Celebration Potluck

June 4th

Come celebrate a year of our children exploring their present experience through movement, art and communication. Join the children in a shared meal potluck style to get a sense of what they take away from their programming at the center. Delightful Joy Continue »