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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

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice ~ Open to All Community Members

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson & Shastri Holly Gayley

November 25th—February 21st (2016)

A gathering of celebration and practice for the entire Shambhala community. The December Sadhana on Christmas Eve will be led by Shastri Holly Galey. Continue »

Dharmic Flick ~ Friday Movie Nights ~

December 18th

Please join us for our monthly Movie Night at the Bellingham Shambhala Center as we explore Enlightened Society together through the medium of film. Stay tuned for this month's movie -- to be announced soon! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Holly Gayley & Rick Merrill

December 26th—January 2nd (2016)

Non-residential city week-long group retreat at the Bellingham Shambhala Center. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior (weekend program)

with Shastri Trinley Busby

January 15th—January 17th (2016)

When you really try to make a connection with the practice of meditation, obstacles arise. How do we work with them and through them--how do we bear them? Continue »

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

January 29th—February 7th (2016)

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice practiced during the last days of the old Lunar year. Conducted over ten consecutive evenings. Continue »