Programs

For more than 50 years, extraordinary people have gathered at Drala Mountain Center to partake in year-round offerings featuring Shambhala teachings, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.

Taught by a remarkable array of accomplished practitioners and teachers, our programs offer something for everyone from the beginner to advanced student. We invite you to browse our many offerings and hope to see you on the land soon!

Visitor

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PLEASE NOTE: Getaways will not be available from June 5-June 22, 2013. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year. Customize your own stay at 25% off our more →

Getaway

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Registration Link for Fall Take-Down Volunteers
Please select any dates between arrival date of September 6th and departure date of September 15th. Thanks for volunteering! Your support and care of the Stupa means a lot to us!  

Stupa Work Week

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This page helps keeps us organized internally, yay! We need up-to-date: Dietary preference/allergies Medical allergies Emergency contact info Personal vehicle make/model/year/color and license plate - please put this info in the "comments or special needs" section more →

Core Staff 2015-16

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Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2015

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IMPORTANT: Review these steps before registering! 1. During registration you'll need to set "Choose Payment Option" to "Pay By Check". Note: This is strictly for bookkeeping purposes, your full payment has been processed through Living Social--so more →
Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2016

Open Dates
Create your own getaway anytime throughout the year.   Customize your own stay at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code: GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Enjoy a leisurely hike on our eight miles of wilderness trails, more →

Getaway 2017

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Customize your own 2018 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. Please note: Due to construction operations for the wastewater pipeline, Getaway registrations will be closed during the weekdays more →

Getaway 2018

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Customize your own 2019 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create your own Self-Guided Retreat Anytime Shambhala Mountain Center’s natural setting is perfect for personal introspection and more →

Getaway 2019

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Customize your own 2020 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create your own Self-Guided Retreat Anytime Shambhala Mountain Center’s natural setting is perfect for personal more →

Getaway 2020

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Customize your own 2021 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create your own Self-Guided Retreat Shambhala Mountain Center’s natural setting is perfect for personal introspection more →

Getaway 2021

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Customize your own 2022 retreat at 25% off our lodging rates. Use coupon code GETAWAY-3 to receive your discount during registration. 50th (Plus One) Anniversary Special:  Visit in mid-July We turned 50 in 2021. Book today more →

Getaway 2022

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Note: Program credit purchased with a Gift Certificate expires after two years of the issue date.

visitor

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 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, with support from the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project, warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
Welcome to Summer Set-Up 2015! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24. Please arrive by 5:00pm. Dinner is served from 6:30 - 7:30, and there will be a brief orientation every more →

Summer Set-Up 2015

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2016! Arrival days are every Sunday: April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, and May 22nd. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be more →

Summer Set Up 2016

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Join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work hard, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your schedule will more →

Fall Take Down 2015

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Register now to join us as we dismantle our summer campus and prepare the land for winter. Work outdoors, meditate, participate in workshops and classes, make new friends, and integrate your spiritual practice into everyday life. Your more →

Fall Take Down 2016

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Thank you for contacting us to reserve your travel assistance for the University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness Retreat that will be held at Shambhala Mountain Center(SMC).  If you would like travel assistance, please confirm more →
 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any dates between arrival date of September 2nd and more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

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This registration page is for guests of Naropa University. If you would like to bring someone along and have them share your single room with you, please register them through our "Getaway" program.  When you select the more →

Naropa Guest Nights

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  This registration page is for Beanstalk Foundation Leaders. Through this registration page, you can register yourself for a one night stay at Shambhala Mountain Center. If you'd like to bring a guest, you may register more →
Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya from May 26- May 28 These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity more →

Stupa Work Weekend

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

Open Dates
Welcome to Summer Set Up 2017! Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, more →

Summer Set Up 2017

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2018! Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, more →

Summer Set Up 2018

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Welcome to Summer Set Up 2019! Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. Departure days are also Sundays generally. This allows you to participate in weekend programs if you wish more →

Summer Set Up 2019

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2017! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2017

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2018! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2018

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2019! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2019

Open Dates
Welcome to Fall Take Down 2020! Sundays are arrival days. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. There will be a brief orientation at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday evening after dinner, which more →

Fall Take Down 2020

Open Dates
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya from September 15 to September 24, 2017. These volunteer work gatherings more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
For all qualified Vajrayogini practitioners! Both first-timers and repeaters are warmly encouraged to attend this powerful program. The retreat will be held in our spacious Red Feather Lodge which was recently renovated specifically for fire puja more →

Amending Fire Puja (Repeater, Partial Attendance)

Lindy King and Marybeth Keigher

Open Dates
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins

Open Dates
Cost is 94.50 for one night stay, or $189 for the duration. Please select your dates from the calendar on the registration page. Night  of May 3rd only: $94.50 Night of May 4th only: $94.50 Nights more →
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in more →

Stupa Work Week

Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

Open Dates
  Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in more →

Stupa Work Week

Joshua Mulder, Bob King and Lindy King

Open Dates
    Complimentary Tent Lodging is provided Friday, August 9th, Saturday, August 10th, and/or Sunday, August 11th. Please select your dates from the calendar after clicking “Register Now”  
READ FIRST: There is a two part registration process for this retreat. First register with Breath of Love at the link below. When that registration is complete you can click the registration link above to select more →

Residency Program

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Note: The Gathering at Shambhala Mountain Center has been rescheduled for June 6th-11th 2021. Shambhala Mountain Center is honored to be hosting the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering of Eagles in the Summer of 2021. Lodging is more →
Welcome to Summer Tent Set-Up 2020! Dates: April 26- June7 Arrival days are every Sunday. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to ensure a smooth check in process. Departure days are also Sundays generally. This allows you to participate in weekend more →

Summer Set Up 2021

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    Welcome Guests of Shambhala Mountain Center staff! SMC Community members:  Please use this page to register your guests, or send them the link to register themselves.  The staff guest night rate is $15/night to more →

Guest

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Welcome to Drala Mountain Center! We are pleased to be hosting the Naropa University Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program Rental.  Below please find important information to plan for your retreat, including a link to reserve your lodging. Main more →
Inspired by the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this 3-day retreat offers both an introduction and a deepening experience of mindfulness, for being more fully present to our lives. Various tools for engaging the demands of our more →
Please see below for important registration instructions, BEFORE clicking on Register Now above. Thanks! Beyond race training 101, Radical Dharma Camp is an immersive experience designed to gather and connect folkx already committed to implementing racial more →

Radical Dharma Camp: Bringing the Truth Home

Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Rōshi

August 13–17, 2022

Naropa Ecopsychology Retreat

August 15–24, 2022
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a weekend that will offer you a safe environment to address your core fears, transform negative thinking, and find clarity around shaping the life and health you want. The more →

Naropa Maitri 3 Rental

August 20–September 3, 2022
Andrew Holecek
From a spiritual perspective, death is the crowning moment of life. The karma that brought us into this life is exhausted, and the bad habits that will propel us into our next one have not yet more →
Andrew Holecek
From a spiritual perspective, death is the crowning moment of life. The karma that brought us into this life is exhausted, and the bad habits that will propel us into our next one have not yet more →
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 more →
Whatever your connection is to the Great Stupa and Drala Mountain Center, we invite you to come together to practice and deepen your connection to community.  This land is full of the blessings of generations of more →

Blessings: Celebrating the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

Judith Simmer-Brown, Greg Smith, Loden Nyima and Janet Solyntjes

September 1–5, 2022
... Why Meditation and Yoga for Runners? Meditation and yoga for runners complement the known benefits of a running practice. Combining these activities with running can stabilize the mind and body and synthesize the insights that more →

Meditation and Yoga for Runners & Hikers

Marty Kibiloski, Michael Sandrock and Lara Johnson

September 2–5, 2022

CWFL Staff Retreat Rental

September 3–5, 2022
Relax and renew your sense of well being in this 4-week online yoga program. A series of slow flow sequences emphasize connecting breath and movement to promote relaxation and cultivate peaceful feelings. Cultivate Peace in Uncertain more →
Join us for a peaceful abiding meditation retreat in the mountains. Meditation is ultimately a process of accepting and befriending ourselves completely, all the way to our natural basic goodness. In the process we will encounter more →

The Art of Meditation: A Weeklong Retreat

Loden Nyima

September 11–18, 2022
    Come home to yourself. Give yourself permission to say YES to a spacious retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. Connect with your heartfelt knowing through embodied practices inspired by sacred wisdom more →

Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Permission to Exhale

Brooke Binstock, Marissa Knox and Kelly Lindsey

September 18–23, 2022
   If it's time for a fresh start, yoga and meditation provide an ideal practice combo to bring us back to beginner's mind – a sense of relaxation, effortlessness, and unconditional cheerfulness. We will alternate between more →

Fresh Start: Joining the Movement of Yoga with the Stillness of Meditation

De West and Brian Spielmann

September 23–25, 2022
Welcome to Drala Mountain Center! We are pleased to be hosting the Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies’ MDMA Therapy Training Retreat.  Below please find important information to plan for your retreat, including a link to reserve more →

MDMA Therapy Training Retreat

September 25–October 1, 2022
Windhorse — lungta in Tibetan — is familiar to many as a Shambhala practice for arousing awakened energy. But it is also a mainstay of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist path. The Vidyadhara taught the "four legs more →
For employees of Larimer County, this program is eligible for the Lifestyle Education Benefit Program. Please see details below. This four-week online course is designed to introduce mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and methods for applying them more →

ONLINE • Mindfulness Meditation and Movement for Wellness

Melissa Lago and Loden Nyima

October 6–27, 2022
You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You’ve tested your physical limits, and have recovered from surgeries. You’ve traveled, shared insights, and cared for others. Now it’s time to attend to your body as it more →

Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

October 6–9, 2022
We spend so much time checking off the tasks on our to-do list, caught up in all that has to be taken care of in our daily lives, forgetting to allow time to play, to create, to more →

ONLINE – AWAKE MIND: Write • Draw • Contemplate

Barbara Bash & Victress Hitchcock

October 8–9, 2022
Co-sponsored with the Leading with Genuine Care Retreat The Leading with Genuine Care Leadership Retreat (formerly the donothing Leadership Retreat) offers business leaders, entrepreneurs, and those seeking a more mindful life with the most rewarding challenge they may ever take — a leadership-focused mindfulness and meditation more →
Embrace a slower pace and notice how it offers a deeper connection to mind, body, and spirit. Join Cole Schlam and Heather Lindemann for a contemplative weekend yoga retreat where we will connect with maitri (loving-kindness) more →

Slowing Down: A Yoga, Self-Care, and Loving-Kindness Retreat | Extended

Heather Lindemann and Cole Schlam

October 13–16, 2022
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 more →
Embrace a slower pace and notice how it offers a deeper connection to mind, body, and spirit. Join Cole Schlam and Heather Lindemann for a contemplative weekend yoga retreat where we will connect with maitri (loving-kindness) more →

Slowing Down: A Yoga, Self-Care, and Loving-Kindness Retreat

Heather Lindemann and Cole Schlam

October 14–16, 2022
How do we stay inspired, centered, and rooted in our innate wisdom—especially during times of challenge? In this three-day women’s retreat, you’ll replenish your body, heart, and mind through spaciousness, quiet, yogic and dharmic teachings and more →
Permaculture involves the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture design adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems. It includes a set of design principles derived using whole-systems thinking. Central Rocky Mountain more →

Drala Mountain Permaculture Design Practicum

Jerome Ostentowski and Kareen Erbe

October 21–23, 2022
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, more →
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 more →

The Heart of Mindfulness: A Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Gaylon Ferguson

December 2–9, 2022
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a life-changing weekend that will help you to understand why suffering such as anxiety, depression, addiction, illness, and relationship problems are logical cries from your body, soul, and more →
Meditation is ultimately a process of accepting and befriending ourselves completely, all the way to our natural basic goodness.  In the process we will encounter not only our innate ability to truly rest and rejuvenate, but more →

The Art of Meditation: A Weeklong Retreat

Loden Nyima

December 16–23, 2022
This workshop presented by Eva Wong and Ghost Valley Strategy Consultants is designed to introduce you to the art and skill of thinking and acting strategically. Everyone can be a strategist. It only takes inspiration and more →