“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

  • November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

          November 2017 Monthly Newsletter SANGHA NEWS Operations Team Meeting: November 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at SMCD. Sakyong Event Volunteer Appreciation: November 11, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Gesar Intensive Training: For all Kasung on the weekend of November 11, 2017 at SMC Boulder. Please contact the Kasung … Continue 

  • Watch True Communication by the Sakyong

    Watch True Communication and enjoy a good conversation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at Shambhala Mountain Center.  

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→

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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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Dr. Laurie Lavine

November 14th—December 12th

CONTENTMENT, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the hinayana teachings of the Buddhist path. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and our day-to-day life. Continue »

Thanksgiving Morning Open Sitting

with Martha Hildreth & Dr. Laurie Lavine

November 23rd

You are warmly invited to join us for Thanksgiving morning meditation practice and light refreshments. It's the Shambhala way to start a holiday! Continue »

Community Engagement Meeting

November 26th

Open to all! Continue »

Death and the Art of Dying: The Bardo of Letting Go with Dr. Andrew Holecek

December 2nd—December 3rd

This program will be held at Padmasambhava Meditation Center in Denver. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human (revised dates)

with Peter Aucott

December 9th—December 10th

This program includes meditation instruction and conversation with experienced teachers, along with the opportunity to learn and practice in a community that honors kindness and authenticity. Open to all! Continue »