“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

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

Panel on Refugee and Immigration Issues in Colorado and How SMCD Can Engage

May 29th

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about issues facing refugee and immigrant populations in Denver and how SMCD can engage in support of these communities. Continue »

Children and Families Summer Celebration and Potluck

June 3rd

Join us all in celebrating another successful school year of Children and Family programming. Continue »

Mindfulness Meditation for Veterans

June 13th—June 27th

Join us every other Wednesday as we practice mindfulness meditation, participate in discussions, and offer friendly support. 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 »