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 

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 

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 

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.

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 

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 

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 

A Message About Climate Change & Basic Goodness

Climate Change and Basic Goodness in Action by Gailmarie Kimmel  As the December Paris Climate Conference draws near, people of many faith traditions are taking responsibility for our shared planet. Within Shambhala, we are continually inquiring about how we can create an enlightened society and how we can see it manifest in the present moment. … Continue 

FCSMC October Newsletter

  Local Offerings & Programs, Open Sitting Schedule, Volunteer Opportunities, Online Offerings & Programs, Meet the Members, Words to Contemplate, Resources –   Message from the Director… Dear FCSMC Community Members, I would like to make myself more available to you on a weekly basis. I aspire to be present in order to answer you questions, … Continue