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

The Power of Lineage & Devotion: Exploring the role of a Lineage Holder

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

August 14th—August 28th

This is a relevant time to become more familiar with the role of lineage and the relationship between teacher and student that has existed for 2,500 years in the Shambhala and Buddhist traditions. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice - Open to All - 6:30pm

August 20th

Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of the Shambhala centers, wrote a practice called the Sadhana of Mahamudra, which is chanted aloud in a group session. All are welcome to come and practice this special sadhana. Continue »

JOY in Everyday Life

with Darlene Velder & Mark Wagner

August 23rd—September 20th

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human - Weekend Retreat

September 14th—September 16th

This is the first in a series of weekend programs which will help you discover innate dignity, worthiness, and goodness. With shamatha meditation as a foundation, together we'll explore fearlessness, confidence, and gentleness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Refuge Vow Class

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

October 1st—October 15th

To formally take refuge in the three jewels is to become a Buddhist. What does it mean to take refuge in the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha? This three-session class introduces the basic principles of the three jewels and is an introduction to Buddhis Continue »

New to Shambhala?

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

  • I Ching Reading for 2018 on Shambhala Day

    I Ching: The Book of Change is an ancient treasure used to explore the meaning of human affairs and continues to be a source of insight and wisdom into the patterns of relationships in families and societies. Over thousands of years, it grew into a guide and a means of divination to understanding the way … Continue 

  • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s newest book: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

    We are thrilled to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s newest book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, will be released October 17, 2017 and will include a North American book tour with a stop in Denver, Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21.  The tour will also be livestreamed via the Cushion Tour, an interactive six-week … Continue