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: [email protected]


Recent News

  • Gratitude in a Time of Thanksgiving

    By Jean Usack ~~ The Shambhala Center in Denver opens Sunday morning to the bright eyes and tender hearts of the volunteers and staff who commit each week to the practice of community and meditation. We exchange cheerful salutations and bustle about, readying the Center to open. I tilt my head to observe how precisely … 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

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with John Cobb & Shastri Dhi Good

December 6th—December 7th

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

Children's Day

December 15th

Join in community to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Continue »

Winter Solstice Sit-A-Thon

December 21st—December 22nd

Join in community to help fundraise for the Denver Shambhala Center in a 24 hour Sit-A-Thon. Continue »

White Awake Workshop

January 8th—May 27th (2020)

A workshop about race and white privilege, and how these can both inform and be informed by our dharma practice. Continue »