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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 10th, 2016

I spoke with Carrie about what brought her to Boulder and what she is doing in her life. Carrie was studying at a liberal arts college in Kentucky, where she discovered Buddhism. After college, she moved to the Shambhala Mountain Center where she was able to delve deeper into Buddhism and her spirituality, living there on and off for the next 9 years. In between her stays, she traveled to Nova Scotia, Mexico and India. In 2009, She moved to Boulder to raise her son. In 2012, Carrie started working as a massage therapist. She also has started a herbal salve business with a clever name, apathtocarrie,... Read More

Dalai Lama in Boulder This Week

October 21st, 2015

Thousands of people were planning to see the Dalai Lama at CU Boulder today for his sold-out “Compassion in Action” teaching. Now many are putting that teaching into practice as they send healing prayers to His Holiness who has unexpectedly fallen ill– causing him to postpone his visit to Colorado. Tenzin Gyatso (The Dalai Lama’s spiritual name) was enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940 at the age of 5, and has spent most of his life since traveling the world extensively as a peacemaker and spiritual leader. His teachings focus on Tibetan ethics of inter-religious harmony, interracial... Read More

Boulder’s Unique Brand of Buddhism

July 8th, 2015

I often hear Boulder being hailed, and sometimes scorned, as a place of liberal thinking. But many fail to acknowledge the influence of Eastern ideology on the culture of Boulder. The Buddhist culture in Boulder is quiet, perhaps due to its dynamic history. It began with the exile of the Dalai Lama after the failed uprising of Tibet against the People’s Republic of China in 1950. Following the failed revolt, China issued the 14th Dalai Lama, and therefore Tibet, an agreement called the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet. This document cemented Tibet as a permanent... Read More

Boulder, Colorado: America’s Most Educated City

December 10th, 2014

According to a recent article on MSN, Boulder is America’s most educated city. It comes as no surprise, looking at Boulder’s wide diversity in  higher education programs. First, there’s University of Colorado Boulder: An expansive college that’s been in Boulder since 1877. Then, there’s Naropa: a liberal arts college that’s also one of America’s only buddhist universities. There’s also Boulder’s College of Massage Therapy: where people learn the art of relaxation. Finally, there’s Escoffier: School of Culinary Arts, which is a culinary... Read More