Boulder Resources

Naropa University has been a vibrant part of Boulder since 1974, and it has developed strong ties to many resources related to contemplative living in the community. Here's a resource list of some of the ongoing practice and spiritual groups available in the Boulder area. All of them have some relationship to the Naropa community.


Group Meditation at Naropa:

Naropa Group Meditation

Lincoln Meditation Hall
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Weekday meditation sessions:
Mon.–Fri. 8:00–8:45 a.m.

Paramita Campus
Meditation Hall,
3285 30th St.
Mon.–Fri. 8:15–8:45 a.m.

Nalanda Campus
Meditation Hall
6287 Arapahoe Ave
Tues. and Thurs.. 8:50–9:20 a.m.

Zen Group:

Great Mountain Zen Group

Gerry Wick Sensei
Mon. 5:15–6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Meditation Hall,
Arapahoe Campus

Call 720-890-1800 for other sitting times at Zendo, located at 1110 Sparta Dr., Lafayette, CO

Boulder Zen Center
Briar Rose B&B
2151 Arapahoe Ave
Mon.–Fri. 6:00–7:40 a.m.

Insight Meditation

Tues 7–9 p.m. Meditation/talk by David Chernikoff
Unitarian Universalist Church
5001 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO.
Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Meditation/talk by
Peter Williams
Guild for Structural Integration

Contact Ani Liggett at
303-664-0243 or visit

Shambhala Training :

Boulder Shambhala Center
1345 Spruce St. 
303-444-7881 (Afternoons)

Shamantha meditation and Shambhala teachings. Shambhala training available for Naropa Credit

Meditation weekdays at
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7–10 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m. Open house Sundays from 10:30 a.m.–noon
Student membership available.

Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings of Mindfulness

Mountain Stream Sangha

1800 30th St. Suite 201A
Sitting every Thursday 7-9pm
Free of charge
For more information Call
Jen at 720-231-9595 or
Mark at 303-862-6783

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
Largely CU students.
Contact Marilyn Fisher at


Boulder Jewish Community Center
Provides resources, programs and services based in Jewish traditions and values.
Michael Rosenzweig, Community Concierge
(303) 998-5626


Halveti-Jerrahi Gatherings
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
For information call
Habib Ashki at


Contemplative Roman Catholic Practice
Contact Fr. Alan Hartway, CPPS

Taize Contemplative Worshop
(Christian Chanting, prayer, scripture and silence). Held the second Thursday of the month
at 7:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Church
950 28th St.
Call 303-442-1861

Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder
Offers Sunday Services
at 10:30 a.m.
5001 Pennsylvani Ave
Call 303-494-0195

Boulder Meeting of Religious Friends (Quaker)
Held Sundays at
8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. or


Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Boulder: Chanting Wednesdays from 7:30–9 p.m., 1800 30th St., #212 in the Crossroads Gardens Building.  Call 303-444-6074 for a schedule.

Contemplative Arts:

Ikebana: Japanese art of flower arrangement. Call Eileen Kay at 303-449-0192.

Kyudo: Zen Archery. Call Ellen Mains at 303-554-8817.

Tai Chi: Call Beth Rosenfeld, Rocky Mountain
Tai Chi C’huan at 303-651-2488.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: Open hearth tea ceremony on Mondays 3–6 p.m. at the Naropa Teahouse, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.

Walking the Labyrinth:

An ancient, sacred practice.  United Methodist Church (basement), 14th and Spruce St. Drop-in Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Wed. 6:30–8:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Call 303-442-3770.

**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 .