Teaching and Author Events

“Meditating is just like collecting fresh vegetables from one’s home garden instead of going to the supermarket and buying packaged things.”

Glimpses of Abbidharma by Chogyam Trungpa


Trained by Ven. Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a Tibetan meditation master, scholar and artist who founded Naropa University and Shambhala International, Ellen has been teaching meditation and leading Buddhist and Shambhala programs in the United States since 1975.  Since 2008 she has taught and led retreats in Poland, Ukraine, England, and France.

Ellen’s teaching style is precise yet intimate. Her Buddhist understanding is anchored in many years of body-mind training including Kyudo (the Way of the Bow), Inner Relationship Focusing, and other healing modalities.


Upcoming Events:
Sept. 29, 2018Author Reading from Ellen’s “Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust” followed by a reception at Inkberry Books in Niwot, Colorado, 7:00 pm
Sept. 22, 2018 – Local Author Reading at Jaipur Literary Festival, Boulder Public Library, 4:45 pm
January 14, 2018 – Doing Family Research on the Ground in Poland,
Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado, 9:30-12:00, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder, free and open to all
Dec. 2, 2017- Revisiting the Holocaust, A Buddhist Perspective1:30-4:30 pm, Nalandabodhi, 100 Arapahoe #6, Boulder, Colorado. Open to all
August 19-20, 2017 – The Four Foundation of Mindfulness, a weekend meditation program to be held near Gdansk, Poland.
August 17, 2017 – Public talk/workshop in Sopot, Poland: “Returning to Our Roots”  5:00 – 8:00 pm
June 16-25, 2017 – Living Abhidharma and the Mandala Principle, at the Profound Treasury Retreat with Judith Lief, Saco, Maine.
May 15, 2017 – A Survivor’s Daughter Revisits the Holocaust through Buddhist Eyes – Guided meditation, talk and discussion. Open to all. 7-9 pm, Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado.
Feb. 20, 2017 – Wakefulness and CommunicationGuided meditation, talk and discussion. Open to all.  7-9 pm, Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado.
June 13, 2016 –  Nowness and the Circle of Ancestors – Guided Meditation followed by talk and discussion. Open to All.
Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, Colorado, 7 to 9 pm.
July 31, 2015 – Awakening the Heart – Public Talk Open to All
Warsaw Shambhala Center, Poland, 7:00 pm.
July 24-26, 2015 – The Mandala of Compassion
A weekend program of guided meditation, talks and discussion.
L’viv Shambhala Center, Ukraine