Boulder Resources

Boulder Contemplative Practice: Spring 2011

Boulder is known for its myriad of spiritual opportunities. Persons new to the area may be excited and even overwhelmed by the options. This resource list provides information about some of the ongoing practice and spiritual groups available in Boulder. All of the listings below have some relationship to the Naropa community.

Colorado's holistic journal, Nexus., offers a broader resource for activities in Boulder. Nexus. is available in Sycamore Hall and at the Paramita Campus and includes information on women's health, bodywork, healing, psychology & growth, classes, workshops, spiritual practices, and intuitive arts.

If you are interested in working with an individual meditation instructor please contact Contemplative Practice Coordinator Sherry Ellms at 303-546-5298 or


Group Meditation at Naropa

Naropa Group Meditation
Lincoln Meditation Hall
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:45 a.m.

Paramita Campus
Meditation Hall
3285 30th Street
Monday–Friday, 8:15–8:45 a.m.

Nalanda Campus
Meditation Hall
6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:45 a.m.

Zen Group

Great Mountain Zen Group
Gerry Wick Sensei
Lincoln Meditation Hall
Arapahoe Campus
Monday, 5:15–6:30 p.m.

Zendo Group

1110 Sparta Dr., Lafayette, CO
Call 720-890-1800 for sitting times

Boulder Zen Center

Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast
2151 Arapahoe Avenue
Monday–Friday 6:00–7:40 a.m.

Vipassana (Insight Meditation)

Unitarian Universalist Church
Meditation and talk by David Chernikoff
5001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.
Meditation and talk by Peter Williams
Guild for Structural Integration
Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Ani Liggett at 303-664-0243 or visit

Shambhala Training

Boulder Shambhala Center
1345 Spruce Street
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 7–10 p.m.
Sundays, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m. with open house from 10:30a.m.–Noon
Student membership available. Shamatha meditation and Shambhala teachings. Shambhala training available for Naropa Credit. .

Thich Nhat Hanh's Teachings of Mindfulness

Mountain Stream Sangha
1800 30th Street, Suite 201A
720-231-9595 (Jen)
303-862-6783 (Mark)
Sitting every Thursday 7–9p.m.
Free of charge.

Spacious Heart Sangha
For location information, call 303-545-2266 and leave a message.
Sitting Thursdays 7–9 p.m.
Please bring your own cushion.

Baha'i Faith

Baha'i Faith of Boulder

303-443-6422 (Marilyn Fisher)


Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder


Har Hashem

Reform Jewish Congregation
3950 Baseline Road

Boulder Aish Kodesh

An Open Orthodox Congregation
1805 Balsam Avenue


Halveti-Jerrahi Gatherings

303-443-8029 (Habib Ashki)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.


Contemplative Roman Catholic Practice

CPPS 303-245-4659 (Fr. Alan Hartway)

Taize Contemplative Workshop

First Unitarian Church
950 28th Street
Second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Chanting, prayer, scripture and silence.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder

5001 Pennsylvania Ave
Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m.

Boulder Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.


Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Boulder

1800 30th Street, #212 in the Crossroads Gardens Building
Chanting Wednesdays from 7:30–9 p.m.

Contemplative Arts

Ikebana (The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement)

303-449-0192 (Eileen Kay)

Kyudo (Zen Archery)

303-554-8817 (Ellen Mains)

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Naropa Teahouse
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Mondays 3–6 p.m.

Walking the Labyrinth

United Methodist Church
14th and Spruce Street in the basement
Drop-in Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
An ancient, sacred practice.