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

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 »

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change ~ PEMA CHODRON Book Discussion Group

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

June 30th—July 28th

Join us for a lively summer book group as we investigate together Pema Chödrön's LIVING BEAUTIFULLY WITH UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGE Continue »

Summer Sittings Sundays

July 3rd—August 28th

We're offering a longer, morning meditation session every Sunday in July and August from 9am to noon.. Continue »

Monday Night Open House Talk ~ THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES

with Joseph Mackie

July 4th

The Four Immeasurables are a traditional contemplative Buddhist practice for developing compassion, maitri, or loving kindness. Continue »