Due to the current call for social distancing with the rising evidence of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado, SMCD is closed through Thursday, April 30th.  Please join us ONLINE — see individual program listings for details!

 

Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Kids 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Children ages 4 - 8 invited to come explore the world through their senses. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Parenting as Path 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Join other parents monthly for time to meditate, contemplate and discuss the journey of parenting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dragon Club 2019 - 2020

September 15th—May 17th

Children ages 9 - 12 are invited to explore meditation practice and contemplative space. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective

January 22nd—June 24th

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Meditation Collective provides a kind and open community for meditators of color to practice. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

CONTENTMENT in EVERYDAY LIFE (CIEL)

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

March 17th—April 14th - Date postponed or cancelled

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. An exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of Buddhist teachings is presented in Contentment in Everyday Life. With Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Bodhisattva Vow Class

with Acharya Holly Gayley

March 19th—April 9th

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

BSC Pandemic Support Group

April 1st—May 1st

A space to share our present experience and emotions, be in community, and be seen and heard during this time. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 3rd—April 5th

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

Celebration of the 33rd Parinirvana Day of the Vidyādhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

Please come celebrate the life and times of the great mahāaiddha and Vidyāahara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Jemez Red Rocks: Hike and Cultural Journey Postponed till later in the season

April 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

Take a trip to Jemez Pueblo and experience a walk through the Red Rocks to the Jemez River. A representive of the Jemez Pueblo will guide us through this other worldly landscape and present teachings on the cultural aspects of the landscape, the sky above Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 11th

The Bodhisattva vow is a commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the heart of bodhicitta and the commitment to develop kindness, friendliness and compassion. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

DAYLONG PRACTICE RETREAT (Nyinthun)

April 12th

All welcome! In the Shambhala Buddhist social dharma, basic meditation is a way for us to develop friendliness towards ourselves through returning to simplicity and being fully present to the play of our inner world. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

April 14th—June 16th

For the awakened ones, death is an illusion, and this course aims to lead you to that awakening. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path VI & VII: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

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

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to benefit others on a larger scale. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

April 23rd—April 24th

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 »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Shastri Calryn Aston

April 24th—April 26th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

April 24th—April 26th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

JOY In EVERYDAY LIFE (JIEL)

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 30th—May 28th

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Through our discipline of meditation, we can begin to touch our inherent confidence and open our heart of basic goodness. As we go forward on t Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 1st—May 3rd

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Level 4 is POSTPONED

with Acharya Dale Asrael

May 2nd—May 3rd

If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 3, please join us for Level 4 with Dale Asrael. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part II

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 4th—May 23rd

In Part II,  focusing on the second yana, we will explore teachings and practices—such as tonglen—related to the awakened heart of compassion and the bravery of the bodhisattva path. Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Adana Barbieri

May 8th—May 10th

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. When we become awake to our sense per Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

New and Returning Volunteer Training & Appreciation Day

May 9th

Please join us for this one day FREE training and celebration! Become a Volunteer and join a culture of kindness dedicated to offering our hearts and minds for the benefit of others! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Money & Sacredness

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 15th—May 17th

We will explore the ways in which “wealth” relates with our own sanity, and how we can cultivate our relationship with complex energies of money, finance, and wealth. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Chogyam Trungpa Conference (Vienna)

May 22nd—May 24th

We will gather at the Boulder Shambhala Center to participate in this conference remotely. Due to the time difference, some portions will be live streamed and other segments will be shown on video delay. More information and a detailed schedule coming soo Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Armor of Fearlessness: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 22nd—May 24th

A practical exploration of Buddhist teachings on death, dying and relating with the groundlessness of life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 22nd—May 25th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world all around us.   Continue »

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Maitri and Art Retreat

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Margot Geist

May 22nd—May 25th

“The five buddha families provide the means to work with ourselves and our world. They bridge the gap between mystical experience and everyday life.” These teachings are “unique, magical, outrageous, mind-blowing and extremely simple at the same time.” Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Aprende a Meditar (Learn To Meditate: A Program in Spanish)

with Bruno Limenes Westphalen

May 29th—May 31st

Aprender a meditar en tu lengua materna es un regalo especial. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

The Heart of the Awakened Mind with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

May 30th—May 31st

Boulder Shambhala is very excited to be welcoming back Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche this year! Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

May 31st

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

In Part III, contemplating the third yana, we will work with teachings on indestructible sacredness reviewing readings from Trungpa Rinpoche's  The Heart of the Buddha, particularly the chapter "Sacred Outlook." Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 5th—June 7th

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

Shambhala Mountain Center

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation, and II: Living Wisdom and Compassion

with Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Dan Hessey

June 12th—July 12th

A month-long immersion into the Buddha's teachings. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4 (New Tentative Date)

with Acharya Dale Asrael

June 13th—June 14th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Coemergent Mother

with Larry Mermelstein

June 15th—June 25th

Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Warrior Assembly

June 29th—July 10th

Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly is a living teaching in creating enlightened society Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V Garchen

July 12th—July 23rd

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED Continue »

Shambhala Mountain Center

Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Half-Dathün, a 2 Week Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

August 9th—August 23rd

Deepen your connection to your practice and open your heart. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Khandro Rinpoche

August 19th—August 20th

Save the dates! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

August 23rd

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Taoist Qigong Level 5 NEW DATES!

with Eva Wong

September 5th—September 6th

NEW DATES! If you've completed Qigong Levels 1 - 4, please join us for Qigong Level 5 with Eva Wong! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

September 25th—September 27th

Save the dates! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

November 29th

Join in sangha to process how we move forward as a community. Continue »