FCSMC Enters Hibernation

FCSMC has left its home of 12 years and entered a temporary hibernation mode until we are once again able to gather, study and meditate together. The sangha remains alive and well.

Benefit FCSMC when you register for Shambhala Online classes through our web site

To help you access Shambhala programs during this period of societal stress and adjustment to CoVid-19, and also to benefit FCSMC financially, Shambhala Online will share a portion of online class proceeds with FCSMC whenever you register for programs through our web site. We now have a widget in the right column of the home … Continue 

FCSMC building closure continues

  UPDATED April 27, 2020   The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center is continuing closure to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Heart of Recovery program is now offered online on Sunday evenings. FCSMC Council and program scheduling volunteers are discussing how to bring programs and public sitting online to support … Continue 

Caring for and about one another as we face CoVid-19

Here at FCSMC, we are encouraging our volunteers, visitors, and sangha to heighten awareness of one another’s well-being and our Center environment. Our volunteers have been asked to undertake a regular rota to disinfect the Center spaces. If you are an elder or have underlying health issues, please consider practicing at home. Send us email … Continue 

GoFundMe Refunds

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center has suspended its GoFundMe relocation campaign. The final construction bids for remodeling our proposed new location exceeded our fundraising capability. We have reached an agreement to remain where we are and to continue to offer meditation and classes for at least a year. Thank you so much for your … Continue 

FCSMC is Staying at 126A Mountain Avenue

The long journey to find a new home for our Center has ended with a very unexpected result. We will be staying at our current Mountain Avenue space. The final construction bids for remodeling space at 525 West Oak St far exceeded our fundraising capacity. Our landlord informed us that his plans to redevelop this … Continue 


Dear Fort Collins Meditation Community, Some important information about our move this Fall is below. We have had many meetings with Brinkman Construction, United Way, FCSMC Council Members, Relocation Team, Fundraising Team, and individuals in the last week or so, and it’s time for an update. We are excited to share the following dates, depending … Continue 

We’re at 86%! And, Here’s What You Can Do . . . Right Now!

Summer is here but the building at 525 West Oak Street is quiet in the evenings.  Construction has begun on the east side of the building where United Way plans to move into by mid-June. Meanwhile, our fundraising campaign deadline has been extended about a month, giving us more time to meet our goal.  Right … Continue 

Relocation Capital Campaign Video — Enjoy the Show!

We’re pleased to share our Relocation Capital Campaign video with you!  Please take 2:43 minutes of your time to watch and enjoy! The momentum to our goal is growing.  We invite you to support our Relocation efforts by donating through our GoFundMe Campaign Here or through our website ‘Fresh Start’ Campaign Here. Please share the link to … Continue 

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