Ongoing Offerings


Please note: Sittings are currently being held via Zoom while the Center is closed for COVID-19 social distancing. Please visit our calendar of events and click the date you’re interested in to view the instructions for joining that session by Zoom. If you’re interested in meditation instruction, please email us and we’ll set you up with a meditation instructor for a one-on-one call or Zoom meeting.


Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Questions about visiting our Center? See our FAQ post for answers to many common questions, or email us at the address in the footer if you don’t see your answer.

Public Sitting Hours

Our regular mid-week meditation sitting is on Wednesday night 7-7:30pm. Sitting is followed by a tea break, then book study and discussion (schedule permitting).

Our regular Sunday morning meditation practice is 9:30 -11 am, with sitting and walking meditation. We begin with morning chants at 9:30. Chants are always optional; chant books are provided for those who wish to join or read along. If you do not wish to chant, you are welcome to join sitting anytime after 9:45. Sitting is followed by a tea break, then book study and discussion (schedule permitting).

No prior meditation experience is required to attend Wednesday or Sunday sittings. Free meditation instruction is available.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

Ongoing Book Study Groups

Monday Night Book Study (Ocean of Dharma)

This study group meets via Zoom every other Monday at 7 pm, and will resume on November 23, 2020. We will read together Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book Mind Beyond Death. During the Covid-19 pandemic we will meet via Zoom. If you are interested in joining the group, please notify Chris Noble-Power via text/phone call (602) 696-9694 and she will provide you the Zoom link. Post Covid-19, the group will re-establish a community meal at a participant’s home starting at 6:30 pm. We will continue to offer a Zoom link for those living at a distance or those who prefer Zoom.

It is helpful but not necessary to buy the book. We will likely have an electronic copy to share via Zoom. If you wish to purchase your own copy, it is available at retail vendors or online at Shambhala Publications.

Sunday Book Study

This study group meets on Sundays after Public Sitting, starting at 11:30 am (except where there is a conflicting event). For those joining on Zoom, you may use the same Zoom link as for Public Sitting. We hope to resume meeting in person at the Center when possible.

 

Introductory

A Time to Go Deeper: The Three Yanas ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Judy Lief

February 20th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation? ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Martin Janowitz

February 25th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Carolyn Gimian

March 20th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »