Rocky Mountain Region

Rocky Mountain Shambhala

Rocky Mountain Shambhala welcomes you!

The Rocky Mountain Region is home to a thriving Shambhala community that was first established when Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche came to the Boulder area in the early 1970s.

In addition to several Shambhala centers and groups in the Rocky Mountains, our region includes a Shambhala residential community, and two exceptional retreat centers in the Colorado mountains. People across the world travel to this area to study and practice at the Shambhala centers here.

You are invited to visit all of these urban centers and retreat centers to make new friends, deepen your practice, and experience the profound Shambhala teachings.


Boulder Shambhala Center
1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Located  in downtown Boulder
Email:  [email protected]

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver
2305 South Syracuse Way, Suite #214
Denver, Colorado 80231
Located in southeast Denver
Email:  [email protected]

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center
126A W. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Located in Old Town Fort Collins
Email:  [email protected]

Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group
Meets at:  The Meditation Place
940 Kimbark
Longmont, CO 80501 (on the southeast corner of 10th and Kimbark)
Email:  [email protected]

Marpa House
891 Twelfth Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Email:  [email protected]
Marpa House is a Shambhala urban residence with an environment where individuals can commit wholeheartedly to their path of meditation practice, study and livelihood.

Retreat Centers:

Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, CO

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks and pine and aspen forests, Shambhala Mountain Center provides a safe and supportive container for the Shambhala teachings, as well as programs in personal health, deepened awareness and transformation. One of the most significant examples of sacred Buddhist architecture in North America – The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya – is located here.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers classes in the Way of Shambhala path, week-long and month-long meditation retreats, as well as advanced practice assemblies that draw Shambhala practitioners from across the world.

Website:  or
Call 1-888-788-7221

Dorje Khyung Dzong
In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado

Dorje Khyung Dzong (“Indestructible Garuda Fortress”) is a Shambhala solitary retreat center located on 400 acres of piñon and juniper forests in southern Colorado. DKD provides the quiet and privacy of a solitary retreat for those who seek to deepen their spiritual practice through meditation.

Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center
P.O. Box 131
Gardner, CO 81040
Email:  [email protected]

Other Regional Centers and Groups:

New Mexico:

Albuquerque Shambhala Center
1102 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Email:  [email protected]


Salt Lake Shambhala Meditation Group

Meets at:  Vitalize Community Studio
154 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Park City Karate
1612 Ute Blvd, Suite 210
Park City, Utah, 84098
Email: [email protected]