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 a Center Director who has excellent communication and leadership skills to direct and foster a thriving meditation center of teaching, practices, and community life. This is a volunteer position with an expected commitment of 5 to 10 hours/week with evening and weekend availability. The Director will be offered programs and classes at no cost during the term. We will also be recruiting for a paid 20 hour/week administrative/operations position to run the Center day to day. 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

People of Color Meditation Group

with Martina Bouey & Laurie Amodeo

April 18th—December 19th

Monthly meditation and discussion group open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

August 2nd—August 4th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

August 3rd

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 »

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

August 9th—August 11th

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

August 13th—September 10th

This course presents introductory teachings and tools for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to all. Continue »