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

All Day Program with Carolyn Gimian, editor of 'The Future is Open' by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Carolyn Gimian

February 23rd

"Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma" is the subtitle for the book which holds Chogyam Trungpa's teachings on karma. Spend the day with the masterful editor, Carolyn Gimian. Continue »

Bhutan Travelogue with Phil & Joni Friedman

March 2nd

Enjoy an evening of Phil & Joni Friedman's recounting of their recent trip to Bhutan with it's Buddhist roots and Himalayan beauty - the Land of the Thunder Dragon! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior - Weekend Retreat

with Douglas Anderson

March 8th—March 10th

This weekend explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

4th Annual Spring Weekthun

with Shastri Calryn Aston

March 22nd—March 29th

Group retreat is a transformative experience in which you can deepen your meditation practice and take part in developing a kind and wakeful community. Continue »

Karma and the Twelve Nidanas

with Douglas Anderson

April 2nd—April 23rd

CLASS WILL BEGIN APRIL 2ND FOLLOWING AN ALL DAY PROGRAM WITH CAROLYN GIMIAN ON FEBRUARY 23RD. Karma is considered a very real and powerful force that drives our lives. Understanding how our thoughts and actions create the next moment, we see the patterns 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

  • FCSMC Council Announces Interim Co-Directors

    Dear Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center Community,   Gailmarie Kimmel has stepped down from her post as Center Director due to a long and lingering recovery from injuries sustained in a fall.    The Council is happy to announce that two members have volunteered to take the position of Interim Co-Directors:  Keith Ela and Pam … Continue 

  • NEW SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2019

    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