header-IMG_7484-TR-centre-templateWelcome to Shambhala!

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

Birth of the Warrior ~ Shambhala Training Level II

with Rick Merrill

May 1st—May 3rd

This second level of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

My Little Plastic Ocean: A Performance-Salon-Experiment (The Second Peformance)

with Zoey Moyle

May 8th

THIS IS THE SECOND EXPERIMENT. What happens when practice, art and personal experience are combined, with food and a place to digest it all, may be nothing short of enlightened society...or it could simply be a fun evening at BSC... Continue »


with Greg Heffron & Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick

May 14th—June 11th

"There is something suspect about our inability to enjoy anything." ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

WARRIOR IN THE WORLD ~ Shambhala Training Level III

with Greg Heffron

June 12th—June 14th

"The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything." ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Karuna Training ~ Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

November 7th—November 8th