Personal Transformation

Personal transformation is at the heart of all our relationships – with self, family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances – anyone whom we encounter. Both blissful and challenging, relationships are an integral part of spiritual practice, providing an unparalleled mirror through which we can see and know ourselves.

Awakening our hearts and minds is not a solo activity; it is a path we each must walk together. Without interaction, we would never receive teachings, good counsel, community support or essential feedback critical to our growth. Whether together as intimate partners, family, friends or community, our path of relationships is as necessary as it is both difficult and enriching.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers a range of Personal Transformation programs that work with our inner and outer selves, to help us open up to others and to compassionately engage with the outer manifestations of family, community and society-at-large. From consciously loving and living to unleashing our calling, awakening to our dreams, engaging in recovery practices or courageously dealing with critical illness, our relationships are a path of awakening.

ONLINE – Compassion for Couples: Building the Skills of Loving Connection

Michelle Becker, LMFT and Megan Prager, M.A.

October 4–November 22, 2023

There’s a Buddhist belief that a genuinely loving relationship is the practice for which all other practices are preparation. It’s likely that you already know how much we all need healthy, well-connected relationships to thrive…but also that relationships can be really challenging. “This workshop is a must for any couple. It brought me and my […]

ONLINE – Recovering Wholeness: Sacred Feminine and Masculine in Buddhism

Loden Nyima and Holly Gayley

October 12–December 7, 2023

Thursday evenings 6-8pm 10/12, 10/19,10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 All of life has a sacred harmony of feminine and masculine elements—within the subtle energies of our bodies and through our interconnection with the natural environment. Yet all too often, we find ourselves out of balance, overextended, and depleted while our society grows more polarized, […]

Deep Healing: A 5-Day Unconditional Self-Love, Qi Gong & Meditation Retreat

Blake D. Bauer

October 14–19, 2023

Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for five days of deep healing and life-changing self care. Discover why suffering such as anxiety, depression, addiction, illness, and relationship problems are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be true to yourself now, in every […]

Learn to Meditate: An Introduction and Retreat for Everyone

Loden Nyima

November 24–26, 2023

Learn to meditate with Buddhist monk Loden Nyima! Why Learn to Meditate? Meditation is a simple, natural, healthy activity that absolutely anyone can do. You do not need to be interested in a religious path in order to learn and benefit from meditation. Meditation has survived for thousands of years because it works. Your own peace […]

The Heart of Mindfulness: A Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Gaylon Ferguson

December 1–8, 2023

The Heart of Mindfulness Retreat is a 7-day silent meditation retreat that emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness in its most universal expression while respecting and acknowledging its contemplative and spiritual roots. The retreat is open to all experienced meditators who are looking for an enriching silent retreat experience. It is suitable for […]

Deep Self Love: A Weekend for Being & Healing through Unconditional Presence, Self-Love, Qi Gong & Meditation

Blake D. Bauer

December 8–10, 2023

Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a weekend of deep healing, meditation practice, and life-changing self-care. Designed to help you slow down completely and let go of illness-causing stress, this retreat will provide a safe environment to address your core fears, mend old wounds, transform negative thinking, and find clarity around shaping the […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

December 29–31, 2023

In today’s speedy world, we are all in need of kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle, on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center and with an experienced instructor. […]

Entrepreneurial Women: Step into 2024 Clear, Empowered, and Refreshed!

Sara Avant Stover

January 4–7, 2024

A Yoga, Meditation & Internal Family Systems Retreat The new year is a potent time to pause, vision, and create your life from your depths. Yet, as busy professional women, finding the space we need to do this can be nearly impossible. Within a supportive circle of like-minded women, you’ll Enjoy the time and space you […]

Exploring Our Death to Liberate Our Lives

Elysabeth Williamson

January 12–14, 2024

At the root of all our fears lies the fear of death – our own and our loved ones. How would we live our lives differently if we contemplated and even practiced this ultimate letting go? This powerful weekend explores both our personal relationship with death and dying and the practice of holding sacred space […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

January 26–28, 2024

In today’s speedy world, we are all in need of kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle, on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center and with an experienced instructor. […]

Sitting in Beauty: A 5-day Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 21–26, 2024

Mindfulness and awareness training allows one to fully receive life’s unpredictable, extraordinary, and sometimes heartbreaking dance as it appears within our personal experience. The inclination of our heart’s longing for contentment and freedom reflects our innate beauty and wisdom. Opening to this present moment illuminates the vividness of reality, the tenderness of the heart, and […]