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

  • Why Join the Denver Shambhala Center

    A Message from Nan Clydesdale Our contemporary life seems to swallow us up like a swift river. Consumed by our work, busy families and a glaringly divisive society, we are challenged to maintain our social contacts and genuine friendships. Isolated and alone, some people have begun to regard reaching out for human contact as burdensome … 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

Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

All are welcome to our community celebration of Shambhala Day. It marks the beginning of a New Year! Continue »

Leadership and Education in Times of Turmoil

with Jonathan Barbieri & Shastri Dhi Good

February 29th

This gathering is for Shambhala teachers, Meditation Instructors, Shambhala Guides and leaders. Continue »

Ki Ki So Social

February 29th

All are welcome to this Shambhala Day celebration with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 FINALE: Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

All are welcome to our community celebration of Shambhala Day. It marks the beginning of a New Year! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Jonathan Barbieri

March 6th—March 8th

By cultivating mindfulness and awareness through meditation, the warrior in training leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with true perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world. Continue »