Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes

Since 1971 the Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines. Tamed by over 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.
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  • This serene Buddhist retreat center was a highlight of our Colorado visit. Not a tourist attraction. A place of calm.  more »
  • A great place for learning about meditation and basic human goodness. The mountain air, the scenery, the stars, the deafening silence, the abscence of cell signal, all these things contributed to a pe...  more »
  • My family has been going to the Great Stupa for years for hiking and mediation. The Stupa is awesome, breathtaking scenery and some nice little hikes. The problem is that it is a 2.5ish hour drive fro...  more »
  • Great location and the stupa Is beyond Majical regardless of who or what u believe in it’s a true place of warmth and comfort and compassion! Food was great and the acomadations were decent as well. A few on staff have hearts of gold but Don’t expect the same from the the rest of the employees there as they are extremely rude and just not friendly what so ever which was a major disappointment for me!
  • Peaceful, kind, wonderful space. I have a cherished memory of time spent here with one of my dear friends with whom I first experienced the beauty of Buddhism. The simplicity, quiet, and calmness are refreshing. And the food is very good, too!
  • I love Shambhala. It is incomparable in terms of beauty and the stupa is breathtaking. Going for a walk along the nicely maintained paths is like being in another world. The staff and guests are generally very friendly and helpful. Hundreds of volunteers put in thousands of hours to create this amazing place. I love chatting with people at meal time and hearing about where they're from (all over the world) and how they came to visit this place. That being said, each year it is a different experience. Sometimes they have gifted chefs, other times not so much. You could have a lovely buffet with numerous choices or wind up eating bread and butter because you can't eat the one offering provided. The food is always delicious, but not always varied. The office staff changes so sometimes things get mixed up and people aren't clear on what's happening - snow and wind can knock out service so you can't get through, reservations are lost, rooms changed, etc. If you're looking for a spiritual experience and realize this is a nonprofit and not a professionally managed chain hotel and you can roll with unexpected situations, you'll probably enjoy it. But it can be frustrating for those of us who aren't quite as Zen.
  • Please go visit Shambhala. The walk up to the Stupa is gorgeous and the tip of the Stupa shines through the trees as you make your way up. The Great Stupa itself is amazing and the ambiance in the area is so serene and calming. All the staff we dealt with were very friendly and their gift shop has an amazing selection.
  • Lovely place to center.
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