Families and Children


Shambhala Families and Children flourishes at the Shambhala Center in Eagle Rock

Our family activities sprout from the Shambhala view that all of us have basic goodness.  When this view permeates the family experience, genuine confidence, kindness and compassion can naturally grow.

For years our Family Groups program occurred each month on a drop-in basis.  Now, to build community among families, we offer 2 semesters each year for families who apply, are accepted and pay ahead for a 5-month commitment.  Our Family Council members volunteer as leaders in our Family Groups program in the spring and fall.

During this Fall Semester the “Present Parenting” group will gather while children’s activity groups are happening (ages 2 thru 16), as we’ve done before. Tuition is $130 per family for 5 sessions on Sunday afternoons August 18th thru December 15th. This amount helps pay the bills for our center which offers all its spaces so that families can meet monthly. If you need reduced tuition, we can work that out. We are full at the moment, but sometimes family plans can change.

Families and Children activities happen at our Shambhala Meditation Center in Eagle Rock at 963 Colorado Blvd. In addition to the semester Family Groups program, there will be other activities throughout the year when families can gather for a camping trip or a picnic, and more. All families are especially welcome at our annual Children’s Day celebration December 15th.

If you are interested in applying for Family Groups, or you just want to be on our Families email list, please contact SMCLA Families & Children coordinator Laura Burnham at 4mindful.families@gmail.com