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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri & Lida Anne Elliott

April 26th—May 24th

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 »

Shambhala Educators Gathering - Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMI's) and Guides

May 20th—June 17th

Shambhala Educators will work together during April and May to complete the 'The Treasury of Meditation Instruction' Module for our continued development. Continue »

Open House Talk on May 23rd

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

May 23rd

Join us on Wednesday October 4th to listen to Shastri Barbieri speak about what it means to "take vows." Continue »

Gun Regulation: It's time to talk with decency and civility

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

May 29th

How can we have a discussion about guns and their regulation that is a genuine inquiry and exchange? How can people from different sides of the debate engage civilly? Continue »

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

June 12th

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 »

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

with Adana Barbieri & Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

June 19th—July 24th

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 »

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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

  • 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