All meditation, study and community gatherings are currently ONLINE. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Center is physically closed until further notice.  Please know that our top priority is the health and well-being of all our sangha. Regular updates will be provided on the web site and through our weekly e-newsletter.

Love in the Time of COVID-19. We hope you will include the Shambhala Center as part of your extended circle of community and stay connected. 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. Information is here to offer help, or request assistance for yourself or someone else.

Statement of Solidarity. We unequivocally stand in solidarity with communities of color and the Black Lives Matter movement. We embrace our shared humanity. Read a message from SMCD Leadership.

Shambhala Report. This is a resource to allow transparency to our community and friends regarding the current events and history of harmful conduct in the Shambhala community. Click here to visit the website. For local care and conduct concerns, please contact Laurie Lavine or Gary Frantz, Co-Directors, at [email protected].


Recent News

  • Statement of Solidarity

    A Message from SMCD Leadership:  In the two weeks since the brutal murder of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis Police Department while 3 other police officers participated or stood by, People of Color have marched in the streets night after night, day after day, side by side with white people in cities … 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 Sadhana: Harvest of Peace (Online)

with Fred Jaben

September 26th

The community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana is open to all. Continue »

An Approach to the Art of Politics (Online)

with Jonathan Barbieri

September 26th

Join us for a discussion on how the Buddhist and Shambhala Path can be the basis for our engaging in the Art of Politics as we head towards the 2020 Presidential election--where it is time to, simply and energetically, show up. Continue »

Celebrating Resilience! Harvest of Peace (Online)

September 27th

Harvest of Peace is celebrated near the Autumn Equinox. A special day for our community to gather, practice together, enjoy good food and drink, and celebrate the richness of our local cultures and heritage. Please join us! Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone (Online)

October 3rd

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 »

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America with Dr. Gale Young (Online)

October 8th—November 19th

A sevem-week course based on "A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America" by Ronald Takaki. Open to all and class size is limited. Continue »