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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

Greening from the Inside Out ~ Thursday evening Salon Series

with Rick Merrill

October 8th—October 22nd

This three class course will explore the questions: What is our personal ecology? How does the way we think about ourselves and our lives affect us and our interactions with others? Continue »

Monday Night OPEN HOUSE TALK ~ The Three Marks of Existence

with Rick Merrill

October 12th

A fresh look at fundamental Buddhist teachings on the nature of reality. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick

October 24th—October 25th

"Ultimately, change and growth occur when we are touched at a human level--when we personally feel and experience something." ~SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE Continue »

AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY ~ (Sunday evening Salon series)

with Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick

November 1st—December 6th

A Sunday evening Salon in three parts--5-sessions each--beginning in the Fall of 2015. Continue »