Welcome to Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver!

For over 40 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 Polices. 

Phone: 303.369.2807
Email: denver.shambhala.info@gmail.com

Recent News

  • Looking Deeply: Meditation, Difference, & Inclusion

    By Jeff Scott // Jeff Scott is a teacher within the Shambhala community with a particular interest in how meditation practice can be a crucial tool for working with issues of diversity, bias, and harm.  In this article, he responds to questions on this topic from Shambhala Mountain Center staff member Travis Newbill, and 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→

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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

People of Color Meditation Group

with Martina Bouey & Laurie Amodeo

April 18th—December 19th

Monthly meditation and discussion group open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color. Continue »

Denver Shambhala Book of the Month

June 30th

Join our monthly exploration of authors in the Shambhala community. Recorded talks from Shambhala Online Book of the Month will be mixed with our local lively discussion. Continue »

Sacred Path Study: Reflections in the Cosmic Mirror

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

July 2nd—September 10th

For advanced Shambhala practitioners and warriors currently attending Sacred Path, this is a study group for the precious texts received. We will engage collectively with group conversations, meditation practice and study of the Shambhala terma. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

July 6th

This course 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, incre Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

July 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »