Horsetooth Reservoir Sunset by Mark Wagner

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

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Mary Kubicki & Chris Stockinger

July 6th—August 10th

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 Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

August 18th—August 20th

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 »

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

with Mary Kubicki

August 25th—August 27th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Graciela Marin & Kimberly Kita

September 14th—October 12th

Open to All - No Prerequisite: Contentment, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the precision of the teachings that form the foundation of Buddhism. In the Shambhala tradition, the humbleness of the tiger brings alive this meek dignity. Continue »

Profound Treasury Series - The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom & Compassion

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

September 26th—November 14th

The mahayana is called the great vehicle. It is also referred to as the bodhisattva path, which means the path of the awakened beings...As the second of the three vehicles, or yanas, the mahayana is known to be a great and powerful journey. Why is it so 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 →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Recent News

  • Introducing Our New Center Director: Gailmarie Kimmel

    The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Gailmarie Kimmel as the new Center Director, effective July 1, 2017. Gailmarie has been a Center member since 2008 and took her first Level I in 2007.  She has been an active practitioner and volunteer at the Center, having staffed numerous … Continue