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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 a grad 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.

“Enlightened Society is all about nurturing the human spirit—waking up to the goodness, kindness and strength that we already have.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche