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

– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

For over 40 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

  • Understanding Immigration Issues In Our Community 

    By Rachel Hanson On Tuesday, May 29th, about fifteen members of SMCD gathered together for a panel on refugee issues in Colorado. The event was sponsored by the Denver Center’s Community Engagement Team and featured speakers from the Colorado Division of Refugee Services of the Department of Health and Human Services and Project Worthmore. 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

Learn to Meditate

with Martha Hildreth

June 23rd

A one-day workshop that is ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation practice. Open to all. Continue »

Community Conversations: Building a Culture of Kindness

June 24th

Please bring your curiosity, open heart, doubts, concerns, confidence, trust, and what ever else you hold with respect to our community with you! We will emphasize listening with both courage and kindness. Continue »

Queer Dharma

July 2nd—December 3rd

Queer Dharma brings together a group of sexually diverse LGBTQQI individuals and their supporters to learn and practice meditation and Dharma. Continue »

Making Friends with Yourself: An Online Course with Pema Chödrön

July 3rd—August 7th

Join in community to experience Pema Chödrön's online course, "Making Friends with Yourself." Continue »

Heart of Recovery Group Half-Day Intensive - July 2018

with Martha Hildreth

July 14th

This 1/2 day intensive is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. Continue »