Learn to Meditate

with Martha Hildreth

June 23rd (2018)

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  • $40 Regular Price
  • $50 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount)
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This one-day workshop is based on Turning the Mind Into an Ally, the best-selling book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

You will receive practical instructions for shamatha or "peaceful abiding" meditation. This will include basic grounding in the principles of meditation, as well as contemplative techniques to gain insight into the state of our mind and our life. Living in an awakened way connects us with our mind’s inherent stability, clarity, and strength. 

Light continental breakfast will be offered at 8:30 AM and the program starts at 9:00. We invite you to bring your own lunch, so we may eat together as a community. There is also the option of nearby restaurants.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

Questions?  Please contact Jackie Roberts.


Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds?

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche



Martha Hildreth began Shambhala studies in 1994. In addition to the Sakyong as her teacher, she also a became a formal student to Pema Chödrön in 1999. Ani Pema directed Martha to work within the community on addiction issues, as that had been her field to work before retirement. Martha has facilitated the Heart of Recovery group in Denver for years. She completed Shambhala teacher training in 2002 and has directed Shambhala Training levels in Denver, Tucson and Phoenix.

Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

To arrange for this, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Denver.Sh[email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.