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Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.
The Bellingham Shambala Meditation Center is a part of Shambhala International, a worldwide community of urban and rural meditation practice and retreat centers founded by the Tibetan buddhist meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s son. Learn about our vision, lineage & community.


Featured Programs

RULING YOUR WORLD: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life

with Jason Ruvelson

June 26th—September 4th

In these turbulent times, our lives often seem out of control and overwhelming. But what if we could approach every part of our lives—from the smallest decisions to life’s biggest setbacks—with confidence and clarity instead of stress? Continue »

The Sadhana of Mahamudra - The Embodiment of all the Siddhas

with Acharya Jenny Warwick

July 26th—September 20th

An Intensive study of The Sadhana of Mahamudra led by Acharya Jenny Warwick will take place in a three part program at the Bellingham Shambhala Center. These successive Sadhana of Mahamudra workshops offer students at all levels the precious opportunity f Continue »

Compassion is Not Fancy

with Greg Heffron

July 28th

The Buddhist tradition -- and many other wisdom traditions -- hold compassion to be a virtue. But when our minds are seething with anger, busyness, obsessiveness or dullness, it can sometimes seem like a pie in the sky ideal. This class will explore on-th Continue »

Nyinthun ~ Day of Meditation

August 10th

Come deepen your practice with a full-day meditation retreat, or Nyinthun, focusing on mindfulness/awareness as taught in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Mudra Space Awareness - Mind Body Meditation

with Greg Heffron

August 26th—September 30th

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS ON BREAK UNTIL JULY 15th - TUESDAYS 7-8:30pm -- Come experience this provocative and profound mind/body awareness practice that comes from the Tibetan yogic traditions. Rarely practiced, Bellingham is one of the few places where Mudr Continue »