A 4-Day Retreat in the Rocky Mountains with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Fleet Maull, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and Seane Corn

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The pieces are coming together—something extraordinary will be happening this summer at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Awake in the World and Beyond Mindfulness will be coming to the land. Online, some 30,000 people tuned in to listen, practice, and experience the teachings of an amazing cast of top thought leaders, wisdom holders and social visionaries. They were discussing putting wisdom into action in our everyday lives.

Now we’re creating the opportunity for only a couple hundred inspired individuals to make the journey here to the mountains of Colorado to go even deeper, to immerse in a retreat environment, to envision and aspire, and to learn the techniques to make a difference.

There will be keynote talks from masters like Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, experiential workshops with change makers like Acharya Fleet Maull and Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, and practice sessions led by the likes of Seane Corn, Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Susan Skjei, Acharya Dale Asrael and Shastri Holly Gayley.

We’ll be sinking into the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in the peak of summer, socializing in a community intent on compassionate action, and preparing to return to our daily lives with clarity and intention.

For a limited time, tickets to Wisdom in Action will be available at an Early Bird Discount rate. This price will only be available until June 16th. So take a leap and make the journey to Shambhala Mountain Center this summer for an event unlike anything we’ve done before!

Before Reserving Your Ticket Review Our Registration Information Below:
Lodging Reservations

After registering for your ticket for Wisdom in Action you will need to register for your lodging and meals option. Shambhala Mountain Center offers a variety of housing options ranging from seasonal platform tents on wooded hillsides, to fine lodge rooms with modern conveniences. Lodging prices include housing, three meals per day (vegetarian and vegan options available) and use of our facilities (trails, the Great Stupa, dining hall, etc.)

Housing options are limited, especially for our lodge rooms. If you want to guarantee a lodging option, you must register soon. Reservation is assured upon payment of 50% of total lodging fee. We will automatically process the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your program arrival date.

If your ideal lodging option is sold out there is a chance you may be able to upgrade. Just mark your preferred lodging in the “waitlist” option during registration.

Some Of Our Popular Lodging Options Include:

Lodge Rooms are no longer available.

*If you decide to stay outside of Shambhala Mountain Center, a $49 per diem applies for meals and use of land and facilities.


Because we have conservatively blocked off lodging options to house our hosts and program staffers, it is likely that a couple of lodge singles and doubles will open up. During lodging registration you may select a preferred lodging upgrade under the waitlist option and we will contact you if that spot does indeed open up.


If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to arrival (by June 8th), you will receive a full refund less a credit card processing fee of 5% per payment. If you cancel between 7 and 30 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Mountain Center to be used within 2 years. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to arrival.

Wise Kids in Action: Children’s Program

Wise Kids in Action is an opportunity to connect with, explore, and celebrate the inherent wisdom of ourselves and others.Through the profound practices of meditation, yoga, and play we will engage with the following relationships:

  • how our own hearts and minds relate with the world through our sense perceptions,
  • how we relate with our own idea of ourselves,
  • how we relate to and communicate with others,
  • and how these relationships all contribute to the larger society.

Wise Kids in Action will follow the arc of the adult Wisdom In Action program. It will include experiential activities, discussions, movement, meditation instruction and practice, art, music, play, and the power of community.

This program is for children age 5 to 14.

Registering Your Child

Children’s tuition is $295. Participants can share accommodations with their parents for no additional cost, or choose a space with an additional bed if attending with one Adult only (Tent Double One Adult or Red Feather Double One Adult.)

You can learn more about the program and see where to register your child here. This link will also be available immediately after you purchase your own ticket on this page.

Transportation Information:
Arrival and Departure

Arrival day is July 8. Check-in and registration is open from 10am to 5pm. Departure day is July 12. The program will end after lunch which begins at 12:30pm. You can stay an extra night for 25% off lodging to relax and enjoy the land.

Shambhala Mountain Center is located about two hours northwest of Denver in Red Feather Lakes, CO.

Traveling By Plane

The Shambhala Shuttle Service will offer direct transportation from Denver International Airport (DIA) for $59 per way. Book flights to arrive at DIA before 11:30 am on arrival day (July 8) as the direct shuttle will be leaving at 2 pm promptly. Book departure flights to leave after 6:30 pm from DIA (July 12, unless you book extra night). Be sure to check the box during lodging registration for travel assistance if you will be arriving by plane.

Traveling By Car

There is plenty of parking at Shambhala Mountain Center. Directions can be found on our website.
A ride share is also available. More information is included when registering for lodging.

Preliminary Schedule:

*Schedule subject to adjustments.

Important Note: Tuition does not include lodging, meals or transportation. Information for lodging reservations will be made available upon purchase of your ticket.
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If you have any questions, please email: awake@shambhalamountain.org or call us at 888-788-7221 or 970-881-4230
10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm, Daily

Help Staff Wisdom in Action

Want to help build this amazing program? Come staff Wisdom in Action! Both work-study scholarships and full-staff positions are available in a variety of departments. Click HERE to fill out an interest form.

About Shambhala Mountain Center

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies–just two hours from Denver, Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred-acre mountain valley retreat surrounded by native forests, gentle meadows and rocky peaks. Tamed by decades of use as a contemplative refuge, we provide a safe and supportive container for exploring paths of deepened awareness, personal wellbeing and societal transformation. For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered here to experience Shambhala teachings and partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living or other paths of personal transformation. Click here for more information: www.shambhalamountain.org