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


with Rick Merrill

January 8th—February 5th

Study of the Buddhist concepts of Karma and interdependence. Continue »

~ OPEN HOUSE TALK ~ February 2 ~ The Protector Principle and the Mamo Chants

with Rick Merrill

February 2nd

As the Lunar year comes to a close, traditional Tibetan practice includes attention to situations of turmoil and the natural time of endings. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I ~ The Art of Being Human

with Jason Ruvelson

February 6th—February 8th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

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

February 8th—February 17th

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

Neutral Day Deep Cleaning Party

February 18th

The last day of the Tibetan year is called "Neutral Day" and is traditionally a day of cleaning one's home and uplifting the environment. Continue »