Leadership Structure

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver uses a leadership structure called the Four Pillars Model.
  • Governance, headed by the Center Director
  • Economy, headed by the Chagdzö
  • Practice & Education, headed by the Shastri and the Director of Practice and Education
  • Protection, headed by the Rusung


The head positions of the Four Pillars comprise the Leadership Council, which is responsible for the overall vision, manifestation and policy our center.  This council is also the local community’s connection to the center of the Shambhala mandala.

In addition, there is an Operations Team that executes and manages the vision of the Leadership Council. It includes 24 positions ranging from Head of Meditation Instructors & Guides to Kitchen Manager.

We also have opportunities to take a first step on a path of Shambhala Leadership: