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Shambhala Mountain Center
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"Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being." – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
During the weekend we will meditate as a group and experience for ourselves how this meditation is not something only for “spiritual” people; rather, it is a way of cleaning the mind, experiencing unconditional happiness, transforming every area of our lives, and journeying toward enlightenment. No background with meditation is necessary.
Join us! Sept 2-4, 2016.
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In the garden of gentle sanity
May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.
– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Take a leap and immerse yourself in a culture of purpose, compassion, and celebration! Coming soon: July 27-31.

Given the speed and busyness of modern life it’s more important than ever to make time to connect with your body, mind, and environment. It’s in these moments of simple and direct connection that you can discover your deepest intentions to be of benefit to your friends, family, and society. Now imagine adding an assembly of wise and inspiring teachers, a community of like-minded individuals and the breathtaking beauty of Shambhala Mountain Center in the peak of summer.

Connect with your deepest aspiration. Envision an awakened world, and cultivate the skills to put practice into action in your personal, social, and professional life. Teachers from a variety of contemplative traditions will be leading the way in support of one common mission: putting wisdom in action.

Join Sakyong Mipham, Venerable Pannavati, Bishop Marc Andrus, Acharya Adam Lobel, The Reverend Leslie L. Booker; Psalms for the 21st Century, and Acharya Fleet Maull for a 4-Day retreat unlike any other.

Wisdom in Action is a family-friendly event with a dedicated track just for kids.
4-Day Retreat in the Colorado Rockies featuring Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Ven. Pannavati, and Leslie Booker | July 27-31
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In this short but powerful excerpt, Pema Chodron discusses the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the path to choosing presence and awakening in our busy and often distracted modern world. <3
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This year, we are honored to celebrate our 10th annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living retreat: a retreat for women touched by cancer. Over the years, this offering has brought tremendous healing and joy to women all over the world.

Integrating body, mind, heart, and soul, we will discover ways to meet the totality of this experience directly and courageously. Whether you have a current or past diagnosis or are the caregiver or loved one of a woman on the cancer journey, join us and receive the tools you need to transform the way you relate to the challenges you face.

#cancer #women #courage #healing #living #retreat

Susan G. Komen Colorado​, American Cancer Society​, American Cancer Society Relay For Life​, MD Anderson Cancer Center​, Cancer Treatment Centers of America​, UCHealth - Memorial Hospital​, Colorado Cancer Coalition​, University of Colorado Cancer Center​, Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance​, Breast Cancer Awareness​, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers​, Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition​, HERA Women's Cancer Foundation​, Boulder Community Hospital Boulder Community Foothills Hospital​, Swedish Medical Center​, Denver Health​, P.V.H Poudre Valley Hospital​, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus​, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion​
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The beautiful and tremendously unique flower arrangements seen here at Shambhala Mountain Center are very intentional artistic creations, most of them designed by the wonderful Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei.

#Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower.’ Ikebana is seen as more than just decorative, it is a spiritual process, with a meditative quality, that helps one develop a closeness with nature and merge the indoors and outdoors. Creating an arrangement is supposed to be done in silence to allow the designer to observe and meditate on the beauty of nature and gain inner peace.
#beherenow #thismoment #meditation #artislife
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HH the XIV Dalai Lama offers an insightful and sweet explanation of a mantra prayer we often hear but may not fully know what it is intended to mean...
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Have you wondered what Shambhala is?

Shambhala is a global community of people inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

From this deep, profoundly human foundation of basic goodness, it is possible to extend that out and create what the Shambhala tradition calls “enlightened society.” This vision offers possibilities for a radical paradigm shift – not a utopia, but a culture in which life’s challenges (and those facing our world) are met with kindness, generosity and courage.

Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. They come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world.

"In action, Shambhala is both a spiritual path of study and meditation that helps us work with our minds, as well as a path of serving others and engaging with our world. These vital and timely teachings open the door to the compassionate care of ourselves and others."
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

“Although the Shambhala tradition is founded on the sanity and gentleness of the Buddhist tradition, at the same time, it has its own independent basis, which is directly cultivating who and what we are as human beings. With the great problems facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others. The Shambhala teachings, or ‘Shambhala vision’ as this approach is more broadly called, is one such attempt to encourage a wholesome existence for ourselves and others.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

#shambhala #buddhism #society #goodness #meditation #bethechange
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New to meditation? In this video, Sakyong Mipham discusses the foundational elements of developing a meditation practice.
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We would love for you to share your thoughts, stories, and photos with us! Your reviews help us take note of all the things that offer a wonderful experience to our guests, as well as giving us glimpses of Shambhala Mountain Center through your unique eyes... and also let us know how we can continue to improve. <3
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No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop
#kindness #itmatters #passiton
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Looking for a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet place to host your retreat, conference, training, or other? We have many amenities to offer, including miles of delicious meals, miles of hiking trails, meditation and yoga rooms, and the Great Stupa! Packages are flexible and fully customizable to your needs. We'd love to host you! #retreat #colorado
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151 Shambhala Way Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
151 Shambhala WayUSColoradoRed Feather Lakes80545
Non-Profit Organization, Retreat CenterToday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PM
Monday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMTuesday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMWednesday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMThursday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMFriday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMSaturday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PMSunday 10AM–12PM, 2–5PM
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"A serene location worthy of the Buddhist meditation center."
"All of our food spoiled after the power went out."
"I go here annually with my family and enjoy the hike, views and gift store."
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tim koepp
4 months ago
It is amazing that this place is in colorado , i felt like i was in another country, it was absolutely beautiful & peaceful , deer were walking up to me, I plan on going alot!!
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Jeremy Howie
4 months ago
Beautiful place with an energy of compassion, peace, serenity, tranquility, and love filling the air. Must visit for any truth seeker.
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Paul Maz
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Liberates upon seeing!
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David Allen
3 years ago
I am really disappointed by these folks. I signed myself and my wife up for a retreat a few weeks before our home was flooded and made inaccessible by the Boulder County Flooding on 9/12/13. Our home is smack dab in the middle of a presidentially declared FEMA disaster. We ended up being okay and were evacuated by helicopter on 9/16/13. The roads to our home were demolished. We left behind everything that did not fit in a single back pack each. Our vehicles are still sitting in our driveway unable to ford the washed out road. I remembered that we were signed up for a retreat and called to explain our situation. I ended up talking to several people who assured me that the Shambhala Mountain Center was "in the same boat" as we were... Really? I wondered how their phone worked and how they could conduct a retreat. All of our food spoiled after the power went out. Is this a brown bag retreat? Our house is uninhabitable. I guess this is an opportunity for practice. Still I cannot imagine treating someone the way we were treated. Not only did we never get a straight answer we still have not gotten a refund, a call back or even an answer to our very plain question... Could we have a refund. I was given several refunds after the flooding... Even my roofer... Not so with Shambhala Mountain Center. I do not appreciate being treated this way and I am very surprised indeed. I hope the center needs our money worse than we do. I doubt it is possible. It is actually funny now, a "buddhist" retreat center adding to our sadness and stress level in the least responsible and totally un-compassionate way. I guess it is a joke. It sure looks that way from where I sit.
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William Rosebrook
4 months ago
Great meditative place to visit! Beautiful scenic views at The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya with informative video played on loop at a cabin nearby (Stupa Visitors' Center) detailing it's creation. Either hike up to the Stupa from below or drive up a dirt road for handicap access. Be mindful that road conditions can be challenging during wet and wintering seasons. Visit the Shambhala Mountain Gift Store for a great assortment of reading material and much more. I go here annually with my family and enjoy the hike, views and gift store.
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Olivia Ross
11 months ago
I needed to cancel a reservation and they promised my (lots) of money back but then were super flaky and did not return my phone calls. They wanted me to leave my credit card info on a voicemail. Really? Still waiting on my $1100 back months later. Gorgeous place but not up to their own ethical standards.
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Kitty Kaler
3 years ago
Challenging terrain - in my heart. Gets moved, by sitting still. The food is relief, and I am feeling nourished, even as my self expands: to nothingness, to suffering, to the pain of being, to feel all beings. Take a long walk down the dirt path, slowly. Let your face open to a smile. No matter what is happening here or there or back home- You recognize yourself in the green trees, the deer, and you awaken as you see the Stupa ahead. Let any moment be an opportunity.
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Kristi Kremers
3 years ago
The staff is very helpful. Perfect location for a retreat.