The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center has had a presence in Fort Collins for over thirty years in which time it has become home to many people who are students, members, and friends. Everyone has a story of how they came to the Center just as the Center continues to unfold its own story and find its way into the larger community. We’d like to invite you to become part of its family, or just to come by for a visit!

Featured Programs

Children's Day ~~ Sunday, December 23 - SAVE THE DATE

December 23rd

A warm invitation to All Families and Children and to all Adults who love to celebrate the Magic and Brilliance of the Solstice Season in true Shambhala Style! Continue »

Center Holiday Schedule affecting Monday and Tuesday Open sitting

December 24th—January 1st (2019)

The Center will have limited Public Sitting times during the Winter Holidays: Monday night sitting canceled for December 24 and 31; Tuesday Noon sitting canceled for December 31 and January 1. See enclosed schedule Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice ~ New Year's Eve!

December 31st

Everyone is invited to attend this unique practice that opens our hearts to feeling basic goodness in ourselves, in others and in society . . . Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

January 11th—January 13th (2019)

Shambhala Training is a path to develop the dignity of being human, using meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and toward our world. All are welcome! Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

January 17th—February 21st (2019)

This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation ... Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Adana Barbieri

February 8th—February 10th (2019)

By learning to trust our fundamental nature enough to let go into the present moment, the Shambhala teachings of Level V help us to further soften our hearts and appreciate the sacredness of daily living... Continue »

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Become a Member and Help Create a Good Human Society

Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. They come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world. Continue to Our Membership Page

Center News Blog


    As of January 6, 2019, we will be offering Open Public Sitting Meditation beginning at 10:00 am through Noon every Sunday morning.  Free meditation instruction will be offered at 10:00 am.  This is a time where you can drop-in and leave at any time during the two hour sitting practice.  Please note the special practices … Continue 

  • December 2018 ~~ Notes from the Director’s Desk

    THIS SATURDAY, December 8 – HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS DAY At 8 am, join Mission to Hope (M2H) Walk, a 0.8 mile walk from Catholic Charities Mission to the Murphy Center, the hub of services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Larimer County. This is the walk that many Murphy Center guests take daily. … Continue