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

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

January 25th—February 3rd

The practice of reciting the Mamo Chant is a means of clearing up the environmental negativity of the whole year. All are welcome to attend... Continue »

Shambhala Day 2019 - The Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin the Year of the Earth Boar! All are warmly welcome. Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Adana Barbieri

February 8th—February 10th

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 »

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 »

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


    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