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

Lojong — Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind

April 17th—May 1st

It is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and ne Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice

April 20th—August 17th

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

Mudra Space Awareness - Mind Body Meditation

with Greg Heffron

April 22nd—June 10th

EVERY TUESDAY 7-8:30pm, Come experience this provocative and profound mind/body awareness practice that comes from the Tibetan yogic traditions. Rarely practiced, Bellingham is one of the few places where Mudra Space Awareness is taught. Continue »

Seeking Justice: Modern Courts in the Twenty-First Century

April 28th

A public talk by Bellingham Municipal Court Commissioner Pete Smiley. Continue »

Contemplative Dinner

May 2nd

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 »