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.

 

Programs for Mountain States USA Region

Boulder Shambhala Center

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

January 22nd—December 23rd

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Scorpion Seal Immersion

July 11th—February 13th (2021)

Knowing we need to go deeper to understand this timeless wisdom, we are creating a study, practice, and playing environment to help ourselves and each other to deepen in the profound Scorpion Seal Dharma. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Aspirations for the Great Seal (mahāmudrā) that is the Definitive Meaning—Part II

with Jules Levinson

September 17th—December 3rd

Come along for the journey these stanzas from Karmapa Rangjung Dorjé’s Aspirations for the Great Seal that is the Definitive Meaning describe, a deep education in view, meditation, conduct, and fruition. Open to tantrikas! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Mindful Friday (Online)

October 2nd—December 18th

You’re invited to join us at Noon each Friday for 30 mindful minutes! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Dharma Art: Connecting to Creativity (Online)

with Kathy Mitchell-Garton & Dhi Good

November 4th—December 9th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Finding Joy, Wonder & Humor: Mindful Parenting – Holiday Season 2020 (Online)

November 12th—December 3rd

The 2020 Holiday season is upon us. Let's come together as parents to connect, meditate and play! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

November 16th—December 14th

Open to all! Learning to relax into our basic goodness allows a contentment and feeling of well-being to arise that is a total game changer! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Community Full Moon Practice: Shambhala Sadhana

November 29th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

SMCD Town Hall

November 29th

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Dhi Good

December 4th—December 6th

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

Connecting to the Healing Power of the Sacred Elements with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

December 5th—December 6th

During this weekend, we will learn how to connect to the outer sacred elements and spirits of the elements in our environment, the inner sacred dimension of elements through the energy in our body, and the innermost sacred dimension of the elements—awaren Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Kurukulla Feast Online

December 6th

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

Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

CONQUERING AMBITION and NIHILISM: Practice of the Middle Way

with Robert Krupnick

December 10th

All the extreme practices Shakyamuni Buddha tried before his enlightenment showed him how to cut through the drama of ambition and the depression of nihilism. We can use those see-saw thoughts to leap here again, over and over. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Tea and Thangkas: A Three-part Series

with Cynthia Moku

December 12th—February 14th (2021)

Looking at select thangka paintings, with celebrated painter Cynthia Moku, we will enter and explore the powerful visual field of sacred art. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

For the Love of Wisdom: An Arts Extravaganza Fun-raiser — Online of course!

with Jessie Friedman, Cynthia Moku, Sangyum Agness Au, David Rome

December 12th

Please join us for this community fundraising gala. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Werma Feast Online

December 13th

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Conversation with the Director

with Jessie Friedman

December 22nd

Informal conversation with our Boulder Shambhala Center Director, Jessie Friedman. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Padmasambhava Feast

December 22nd

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Holiday Werma Weekthun Online

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 26th—January 2nd (2021)

Open to all Werma & Scorpion Seal practitioners. This holiday intensive will focus on Werma Sadhana & Scorpion Seal practice, talks, and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Gentle and Strong: A Fresh Start to the New Year (Online)

January 2nd—January 3rd (2021)

This Sit-A-Thon fundraising event will take place online and in your home and will naturally be full of sitting meditation, walking meditation, as well as periodic dharma talks! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Anatomy & Physiology of Ego: A Dharma Study Workshop on the Five Skandhas

with Eileen Malloy

January 5th—February 2nd (2021)

Please join us for a participatory five- week class exploring the foundational Buddhist teaching on the five skandhas. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

January 8th—January 10th (2021)

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

Joy in Everyday Life

January 11th—February 8th (2021)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

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

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

January 12th—February 9th (2021)

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Sowa Rigpa: the Science of Health & Happiness

with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

January 23rd—January 24th (2021)

In this weekend workshop, Tibetan physician Dr. Nida Chenagtsang will introduce the traditional medical system of Tibet and its spiritual counterpart, the Yuthok Nyingthig, showing the profound connection between healing and dharma practice. Open to all! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

February 5th—February 7th (2021)

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

February 17th—March 17th (2021)

Open to all! Learn how to meditate and live a mindful life. Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

February 19th—February 21st (2021)

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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 8th—April 5th (2021)

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

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

March 12th—March 14th (2021)

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

March 31st—April 28th (2021)

Open to all! Learning to relax into our basic goodness allows a contentment and feeling of well-being to arise that is a total game changer! Continue »

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

April 9th—April 11th (2021)

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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 19th—May 17th (2021)

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 14th—May 16th (2021)

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

Joy in Everyday Life

May 26th—June 23rd (2021)

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

Boulder Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

July 9th—July 11th (2021)

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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 21st—August 18th (2021)

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

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

September 10th—September 12th (2021)

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 (2021)

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 (2021)

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 (2021)

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

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

December 10th—December 12th (2021)

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 »