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

Sadhana of Mahamudra -- practiced on new & full moons

February 18th—March 20th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is recited regularly -- on new and full moons -- as a potent means of overcoming obstacles in one's life and practice. Continue »

~ MILAREPA DAY ~ "The Rain of Wisdom" Readings

March 7th

Milarepa Day celebrates the life example and enlightenment of Milarepa, Tibet’s greatest saint. The celebration involves a full day of practice. Continue »

Open House Talk: Greening from the Inside Out

with Rick Merrill

March 9th

A talk about reversing a culture of personal and collective deforestation, and meeting the challenges of our lives with an aspiration to be of benefit without depleting ourselves. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior ~ Shambhala Training Level II

May 1st—May 3rd

This second level of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »