The Denver Center is physically closed until further notice. We are considering what the transition to “safer-at-home” will look like for SMCD — please know that our top priority is the health and well-being of all our sangha.

Please join us ONLINE — see individual program listings for details! Open meditation sessions, Social Meditation and Heart of Recovery are free of charge.


Online 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 »

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course IV (Online)

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

January 12th—February 9th

This is the fourth in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. 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 »

A Time to Go Deeper – The Three Yanas

with Judy Lief

February 20th

This retreat provides an overview of the three principal Buddhist paths as presented in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Open to all! Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper – Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation?

February 25th

Can we activate our inner being as a transformational force for sanity, environmental health, safety, and compassion? Can we raise our gaze in meditation to activate meditation in action? Open to all! Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper – Core Foundational Teachings

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Open Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

You are invited to experience, or play with, one of Chögyam Trungpa’s favorite activities—object arranging. Drawing on the principles of Heaven, Earth and Humanity, we will explore the process of perception as the foundation of the creative process. Open Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper – Community and Lineage

with Carolyn Gimian

March 20th

In the Buddhist tradition there are the “Three Jewels”: the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. This retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. Open to all! Continue »