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


with Greg Heffron & Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick

May 14th—June 11th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice

May 31st—June 28th

If you have received the lung transmission and the Enlightened Society Vow, you are invited to practice the Shambhala Sadhana with us. Continue »


May 31st—July 19th

Sunday morning of practice for the entire community. Once a month. Participate as you are able and inspired, according to the practices you have been given. Continue »

Tai Chi at Bellingham Shambhala Center

June 2nd—December 29th

Join us on Tuesday evenings in the Main Shrineroom with visiting teacher Carol Culpepper. Continue »

Contemplative Dinner

June 5th

Eating mindfully in this day and age has become all but forgone for the sake of convenience. Come remember what you're doing while eating and really taste your food, in fabulous company no less! Continue »