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

AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY ~ Spring Sunday evening Salon series

with Jenny Warwick

April 10th—May 1st

"In the end, people don't view their life as merely the average of all its moments... For human beings, life is meaningful because it is a story." ~Atul Gawande Continue »


with Sandra Harper & Bob Mitch

April 21st—May 19th

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

Monday Night Open House Talk ~ Why Chanting

with Nick Phillips

May 2nd

The view and practice of chanting in meditation. Continue »

Awakened Heart ~ Way of Shambhala Level IV

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

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 »