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

Mindful Friday (Online)

January 8th—March 26th

You’re invited to join us at Noon each Friday for 30 mindful minutes! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life Mini-Series (Online)

January 10th—January 31st

This mini-series introduces tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Community Full Moon Practice: Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

January 23rd

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

Shambhala New Year 2021: Year of the Iron Ox (Online)

February 14th

We look forward to celebrating the Year of the Iron Ox with a focus on our shared love of the Shambhala dharma and a sense of deep appreciation for community bonds.  Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Judy Lief, Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, Martin Janowitz

February 20th—March 20th

This inspiring, in-depth five-week program (three 1-day retreats and two evening classes—all via Zoom) offers the foundation of the journey and way of life as presented by the Buddha and taught by Chögyam Trungpa. Open to all! Continue »