Shambhala Open House

Please enjoy and share these clips from our courses, programs, and brilliant Shambhala teachers. May they benefit many beings.

Good Society is Based on the Relationship Between Two People

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche:


Noel McLellan created this lovely visual poem on ritual for the Culture and Decorum Conference at the Boulder Shambhala Center, March 2014. Mark Whaley created the beautiful audio track. Enjoy!

Meditation— it’s for humans

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The basic meditation technique predates all religious traditions, though it is used in one way or another by each of them. Undertaken as a steady practice, meditation allows the mind to relax and settle. It encourages our inherent qualities to emerge:  stability, clarity and mental strength. Here’s a brief introduction by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

A Cure for Zombie Mentality (intro)

In this clip from his talk, “A Cure for Zombie Mentality,” Noel McLellan describes ways we often feel less than human –– feeling undead and constantly craving things. To see the full video (and get the cure), go to

In Everyday Life

This series works with our everyday experience and how we can bring meditation, contentment, joy, fearlessness and wisdom into our lives.

Joy in Everyday Life and Contentment in Everyday Life are courses in the Way of Shambhala series, which offers an experiential overview of practices, teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism. These courses are available at Shambhala Meditation Centres and via Shambhala Online.

Contentment in Everyday Life (overview)

Eve Rosenthal gives an overview of the Way of Shambhala course, Contentment in Everyday Life. Is it possible or even intelligent to consider the possibility of contentment in our daily lives?

Intro to Joy in Everyday Life

In this excerpt from the Joy in Everyday Life course, Holly Gayley introduces the shift from “The Me Plan” to the “Other” plan that occurs on the meditation path. She describes the Tibetan’s Snow Lion analogy for the spaciousness and joyousness that result from this shift toward a compassionate view.