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 

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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 

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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:

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 

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Starting Line of Peace Run

Come Run with Us

Ready, Set, GO! Spring is a great time of year for running and walking. To help get you a mindful start, we are pleased to team up with to bring you discounted* membership to the Running With The Mind online community! Membership includes: Access to the Running with the Mind Online Course. New and … Continue 

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Sakyong Running

Shamatha Yoga from Running with the Mind Online

A Gift on Behalf of the Sakyong: The Sakyong developed the Shamatha Yoga series to increase flexibility and focus in between periods of meditation. It is also a wonderful addition to mindful exercise such as running with the mind of meditation.Shamatha Yoga is a way to gently bring stillness into motion, whether you’re shifting into … Continue 

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Open House Talk on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We invite everyone to attend our Wednesday, February 15 Open House talk. Public Sitting begins at 7:00 P.M. followed by the Open House talk shortly after 7:30 P.M.  Please join us for both sitting practice and/or the talk.  A simple reception with light refreshments follows the talk.

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Shambhala View of Politics: Getting Further Engaged at Wed. Open House Talk on 1/11/17

Open House Talk – Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7pm We would like to warmly invite everyone – from all walks of life – from all political persuasions, to join us for our third discussion about the aftermath of the Presidential election. We have had two Open House discussions to date about the presidential election … Continue 

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Children’s Program beginning 15th of January

We are delighted to introduce the CHILDREN’s PROGRAM! The intention of the Children’s Program is to provide a space for children to recognize their basic goodness through mindfulness practices and community. The program also provides parents with time to meditate on their own.  The program is open to children in kindergarten or older.  Older children … Continue 

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Appointment of Shastri Jonathan Barbieri

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Barbieri has been appointed as Shastri, and we want to share this enrichment of the Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center.  As senior teachers, Shastris identify with the department of Practice and Education, and serve as teacher, mentor for other teachers and advisor to the leadership of the Center.  … Continue 

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