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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

October 6th—December 8th

The Fearlessness in Everyday Life course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Thursday Night Class: Emptiness

with Rick Merrill

October 13th—December 3rd

In this course we will study and contemplate the Heart Sutra and bring its teachings on emptiness (and fullness) into our everyday lives. A five-class series with Rick Merrill. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana ~ practiced monthly on Full Moons ~ Open to All

October 16th—February 10th (2017)

A monthly chanting practice on the evening of the full moon for the entire Shambhala community. Continue »

Aging in Enlightened Society Fall Salon: Tonglen

with Jenny Warwick

November 6th—December 4th

For our fall 2016 salon, we'll be using Pema Chodron's book, Tonglen, the Path of Transformation, as our study guide. Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 16th—February 25th (2017)

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »