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

King Gesar and the Path of the Warrior Bodhisattva

with Rick Merrill

January 12th—March 4th

In difficult times we are challenged to not lose heart and to not give up. How do we rouse courage and bring wakefulness into the key domains of our lives? Continue »

Maitri Bhavana Practice

with Bob Mitch

January 29th

Maitri Bhavana is the practice of expanding loving-kindness without limits--cultivating our compassion through taking on the sense of suffering of others. Continue »

~ Monday Night Mini-AWE* Event ~ Bellingham's Roll Call Video!

January 30th

After sitting practice, and before the book group, help us to create our 5-second video for Shambhala Day... (*Appreciating the World and Each Other in small acts of gathering) Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 16th—February 25th

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »

Entering the Desung Path

with Jan Jercinovic & Dan Peterson

February 17th—February 19th

"Desung" means bliss or harmony protector. Desung practice is a profound path arising out of the Shambhala Dorje Kasung tradition. Continue »