Archer's Poudre River Resort

Shambhala Mountain Center

Shambhala Mountain Center is a mountain valley retreat located on 600 acres in northern Colorado. Since 1971 the Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines. Tamed by thirty years of use as a contemplative retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is a place where one of the basic truths of Buddhism—that people can be profoundly open to the wisdom of the present moment—is always readily available.

Our program structure is based on the following core offerings: mindfulness meditation practices in retreat and every day life, synchronizing mind and body through contemplative arts disciplines, and providing an unstructured environment for relaxation and discovery.

Throughout history, men and women have aspired to create societies that enable them to express the dignity of human existence and to lead meaningful lives within a flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala.

At the heart of this wisdom tradition is the view that a dignified life based on meditative understanding is accessible to everyone and can blossom into an enlightened society. Contemplative practices bring into our ordinary lives a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor.

The Shambhala and Buddhist teachings can be studied and explored in the worldwide association of meditation centers founded by Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now directed by his son and spiritual heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Shambhala Mountain Center in the Rocky Mountains, is located 15 miles from Archer's Poudre River Resort. We offer comfortable accommodations for your visit to the center, whether for a week-end or longer. The short and scenic drive to the Shambhala from our resort gives you pause to prepare yourself for your day ahead or to reflect on the past day's activities.

Please call Archer's Poudre River Resort for more information or to make reservations for your Shambhala Retreat accommodations.