The Denver Center is physically closed until further notice. We are considering what the transition to in-person or hybrid programs 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. We also have a generosity policy so that all who are interested may participate.

 

Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Boulder Shambhala Center

Pandemic Group Practice & Mantra Accumulations

May 28th—June 24th

Open to all. Please join us for practice and mantra accumulation for working with the pandemic. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Scorpion Seal Immersion: Week 2

March 13th—August 14th

Please see program description for prerequisites. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

My Grandmother's Hands Reading Group

March 28th—July 4th

An invitation to discuss issues of white supremacy and the collective trauma we hold in our bodies, using Resmaa Menakem's book My Grandmother's Hands as a text for discussion. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 19th—May 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana: Tuning in to Basic Goodness

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz, Shastri Calryn Aston, Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 24th—June 5th

This series offers an opportunity to refresh, re-enliven, and deepen one’s connection to basic goodness through this profound practice. Prerequisite: Attendance at Enlightened Society Assembly or the Lung for this practice.  Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Contemplative Photography

with Larry Wolf

May 8th—June 19th

Saturday’s: May 8th through June 19th - 1:00 to 3:00 MOUNTAIN TIME This seven-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as a contemplative activity. It’s a mashup of classic teachings on mindfulness and photography plus the explosion Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables (Online)

May 11th—June 15th

Explore the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This Shambhala Online course will be offered with local community practice and study via Zoom. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1 (Shambhala Online)

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

The pith instruction in Shambhala is Basic Goodness. Discover yours here. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Margot Iseman

May 14th—May 16th

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Calling the Guru from Afar Practice Intensive

May 16th

The practices have different prerequisites and authorizations, and all are welcome to join in the practice sessions they are quallified for. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Padmasambhava Feast

May 20th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Deepening Connection with White Tara

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

May 22nd—May 23rd

In these waning months of the pandemic, this retreat brings fresh perspective to White Tara practices encompassing the three-yana journey of mental and physical healing, repair of relationships, and community connection necessary to creating enlightened s Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana: Vulnerable and Tough: Living the Traits of Basic Goodness

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

May 22nd

The path of warriorship combines vulnerability and toughness. Vulnerability comes from cultivating our natural human qualities of kindness, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Sadhana - Community Full Moon Practice (Online)

May 23rd

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 26th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

May 26th—June 23rd

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dharma Art: Connecting to Creativity (Online) NEW START DATE

with Kathy Mitchell-Garton & Dhi Good

June 2nd—June 30th

Being creative means connecting directly with our world and the meditative mind. This dharma art series is open to all! No "artist" credentials needed. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Kurukulla Feast Online

June 5th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Werma Feast Online

June 9th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Moh Hardin

June 12th—June 13th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

“Don’t Wander!” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Song of Experience

with Acharya Richard John

June 19th

This profound and brief teaching was written by Trungpa Rinpoche when he was a teenaged monk in Tibet. In five lines it gives pith instructions that cover the entire path of dharma from a vajrayana perspective Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Calling the Guru from Afar Practice Intensive

June 20th

The practices have different prerequisites and authorizations, and all are welcome to join in the practice sessions they are quallified for. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Padmasambhava Feast

June 20th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 24th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Werma Feast Online

July 8th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

July 9th—July 11th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. In this way we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level 2 (Shambhala Online)

with Acharya Fleet Maull

July 16th—July 18th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

LEARN TO MEDITATE

with Mark Curtin

July 17th

Strengthening, calming and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. Turning the Mind Into an Ally makes it possible for anyone to achieve peace and clarity in their lives. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Calling the Guru from Afar Practice Intensive

July 18th

The practices have different prerequisites and authorizations, and all are welcome to join in the practice sessions they are quallified for. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Padmasambhava Feast

July 19th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 21st—August 18th

This course introduces the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and the nature of reality. Connecting with this unborn nature, we explore the clarity and precision of living in the moment. As warriors at this level, we dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 23rd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Werma Feast Online

August 7th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 8th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Padmasambhava Feast

August 17th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 22nd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Kurukulla Feast Online

August 29th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

September 10th—September 12th

In Shambhala Training V, our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 17th—September 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

September 22nd—October 20th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 5th—November 7th

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 19th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

December 10th—December 12th

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 19th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »