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

Awakened Heart ~ Way of Shambhala Level IV

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson & Rick Merrill

June 3rd—June 5th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Pre-requisite: Shambhala Level III Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra ~ practiced monthly on New Moons ~ Open to All

June 5th—December 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is recited regularly -- on the evening of the new moons -- as a potent means of overcoming obstacles in one's life and practice. Continue »

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

June 19th—December 13th

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