Due to the current call for social distancing in response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Denver Center is physically closed until further notice. We are considering what the transition to “safer-at-home” will look like for SMCD — please know that our top priority is the health and well-being of all our sangha.

We are offering ONLINE opportunities for practice and community. Open meditation sessions, Social Meditation and Heart of Recovery are free of charge. Any generous support will help us provide online programming that will sustain our community in difficult times. Please give what you can using this link: https://denver.shambhala.org/donate/.

Love in the Time of COVID-19

There is much we do not know about this pandemic, and yet we do know the importance of supporting each other in a time of uncertainty and loss. We hope you will include the Denver Shambhala Center as part of your extended circle of community and stay connected. Communication is more important than ever to maintain connection during this time of quarantine. We have already heard from some of you who want to help make phone calls and run errands / deliver groceries for people in our sangha who need a helping hand.

This time of social isolation is the perfect opportunity to reach out to sangha members who are in your thoughts — simply call or email them to check in on how they are doing.

We especially need volunteers willing to make phone calls to members who live alone and/or have chronic illness.

If you want to help, or
If you have a need or know someone else who has a need, or
If you need contact info for a particular sangha member

Please send an email to Dhi Good, [email protected], or Nan Clydesdale, [email protected]. Let them know how many people you would be able to call. They will give you names and contact information.


Recent News

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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

Dharma Mommies Group (Online)

with Juliet Bromfield & Shauna Eheler

June 16th—August 25th

For new (and new-ish) mommies. Both beginners and experienced practitioners welcome. Continue »

Friday Meditation (Online)

July 3rd—August 28th

Guided meditation practice, contemplation and chants. Open to all levels of practitioners. Continue »

Sunday Morning Dharma Talk (Online)

August 9th—August 30th

Dharma talk by a senior teacher with time for questions and discussion. Free and open to all. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone (Online)

August 15th

This workshop 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. Continue »

Last Rays of Summer Fun Camp (Online)

with Juliette Banerjee

August 18th—August 20th

We hope you will consider "sending" your kids to our Summer Zoom Room Camp for some spirited and mindful activities. We have missed their shining faces and look forward to connecting again! Continue »