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Welcome to Marpa House

Nestled below the majestic foothills of Boulder, Colorado, Marpa House is a Buddhist residential community founded on the principles of the Shambhala teachings. For over forty years, it has provided a supportive container for living with mindfulness, deepening compassion and nurturing transformation. We warmly welcome residents—from a variety of disciplines and lineages—who are committed to the path of meditation.

Just a short walk to the natural beauty of Chautauqua Park and the many shops, restaurants, bars and theaters of Pearl Street, Marpa House is ideally situated to provide a practice setting in a thriving urban area. Our community is a diverse mix of ages, backgrounds and livelihoods. Whether you’re an undergrad or graduate student, professional or retiree, living at Marpa House allows you to bookend your day in a contemplative environment, thus grounding your life in the teachings of the dharma.