Wisdom Traditions

Wisdom traditions represent mankind’s deepest source of knowledge about universal principles that govern harmonious, prosperous and sustainable existence. The term is often given to the inner core or mystical aspects of a religion or spiritual tradition, without the trappings, doctrines, sectarianisms and power structures often associated with institutionalized religions. Wisdom traditions provide a conceptual framework for the development of the inner self, living a spiritual life and the realization of enlightenment.

Shambhala Mountain Center has been offering programs steeped in contemplative wisdom traditions from around the world for more than 40 years. We regularly host world-renowned teachers and indigenous wisdom keepers who have cultivated the knowledge, through their own personal practices and ancestral teachings, to be able to reach out and lead others skillfully along their own path.

From various Buddhist lineages and Shamanic cultures, to previously held secret practices of Tai Chi Ch’uan and Qigong, to ancient healing traditions using plant spirits, herbs, dreams, yoga, meditation and more, our Wisdom Traditions programs allow for exploring many different paths along the journey towards transformation of self and society.

Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat—The Art & Science of Feeling Fresh!

Erica Kaufman

June 16–19, 2023

Living with contentment is a key component in our wellbeing. The ability to release, relax, and sometimes embrace heaviness without guilt are all part of our wellness. Joy can unfold easily from contentment and give rise to the quiet power of yoga—the spring-well of freshness. It’s a marvelous refreshing experience to feel invigorated by peaceful […]

Family Camp 2023

Kelly Lindsey, Rachel Steele and Steve Sachs

July 29–August 5, 2023

This program has reached capacity. The waitlist is full and we are no longer accepting waitlist registrations. If we receive cancellations, we will prioritize those already on the waitlist based on age  group  availability. Living Goodness: The Six Paramitas Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Drala Mountain Center. Family […]

Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

August 18–22, 2023

Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the four postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Drala Mountain Center. Through […]