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!


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

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 Full Moon Practice: Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 16th

The Venerable, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche offered this sadhana as a profound confluence of two Tibetan Buddhist lineages, in order to overcome the pervasive materialism we find in ourselves and society. This practice is open to all and a great introduction Continue »

Quarterly Town Hall

November 17th

An opportunity to come together and talk about topics that affect us as a sangha. Continue »

Heart Sutra Study

with Fred Jaben

November 19th—December 17th

We will investigate the meaning of the Heart Sutra through recitation, contemplation, study and discussion. Open to all. Continue »

Drala Hike: Roxborough State Park

November 24th

Everyone is welcome to join us for a contemplative hike and experience the magic of autumn in Colorado. All experience levels, especially families and children, are encouraged to come along! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with John Cobb & Shastri Dhi Good

December 6th—December 8th

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