Shambhala Mountain Center is a 600-acre mountain valley retreat nestled at an elevation of 7,500 feet in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Surrounded by native forests, gentle meadows and rocky peaks, this powerful land has been tamed by decades of use as a contemplative retreat center. For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered here to experience Shambhala Buddhist teachings and partake in over 200 programs annually that include meditation, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living, and other paths of personal transformation.
We provide a safe and supportive container for exploring paths to deepen awareness, personal wellbeing and societal transformation. We retain a year-round core staff of approximately 50 people. Between May and September, approximately 70 volunteers join us to support our core staff in providing exemplary service to thousands of guests through life-changing programs that cultivate personal development and spirituality.