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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

Mudra Space Awareness - Mind Body Meditation

with Greg Heffron

August 19th—September 30th

Senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, visiting from Thailand, will teach the class on Tuesday, August 19th. TUESDAYS 7-8:30pm -- Come experience this provocative and profound mind/body awareness practice. Continue »

TRANSCENDING HESITATION - a Mudra Space Awareness intensive weekend

with Craig Smith & Greg Heffron

September 5th—September 7th

This full 1-evening/2-day program with Senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith is only open to those who've practiced Mudra previously (see program descriptions for exact prerequisites). Learn to lean in and activate one's activity off the cushio Continue »


September 20th

Celebrate the annual Harvest of Peace with us--a commemoration of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society and the creation of a just, peaceful world. We will watch the Sakyong's annual address and share in a potluck meal together. Everyone is welcome. Continue »


September 21st—December 21st

A day of practice for the entire community. Participate as you are able and inspired, according to the practices you have been given. Continue »

~ SMILE AT FEAR ~ Book Class

with Rick Merrill

September 25th—October 23rd

Much of the time our thinking and actions are tinged by fear, the crippling feeling that we can’t handle what life brings us. During this 5-week book class we will examine the nature of fear. Continue »