FCSMC building closure extended to April 17, 2020

UPDATED March 26, 2020. The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center is going to close from Saturday March 14 through Friday April 17 to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  This closure includes the Heart of Recovery program on Sunday evenings. FCSMC Council and program scheduling volunteers are discussing how to bring programs and … 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 practice at home. Send us email to … 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 

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 


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