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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

TIBET ~ If You Want to Save a Culture, Save a Mother

with Lee Weingrad

September 27th

Lee Weingrad, an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and one of the few westerners to have lived in the Surmang, will talk about efforts to rebuild the region by focusing on healthcare for women and children. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shelley Pierce

September 30th—October 2nd

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

October 6th—December 1st

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 8th

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 »