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 

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 

Center Holiday Schedule

The Center will be closed:  Monday, December 24;  Tuesday, December 25;  and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  We will be hosting the Shambhala Sadhana practice, which is OPEN TO ALL, on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

NEW SUNDAY SCHEDULE beginning September 2018 — Full Schedule Here

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 

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 

For the Vidyadhara

Spontaneous poem offered by the Profound Treasury Hinayana class to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in appreciation for his teachings. Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center, May 16th, 2017:

Profound
Lion of the dharma,
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Announcing the Strategic Plan

We are happy to announce the final version of the Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center’s Strategic Plan! Below are the documents produced by the Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center Task Force Groups. These consist of individual reports and their appendices. By the end of the effort about a third of the Community got involved and … Continue