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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

Maitri Bhavana Practice

with Jenny Warwick

December 11th

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 BOOK GROUP ~ Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

December 19th—March 6th (2017)

Monday Night Book Group will focus on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's seminal text ~ beginning December 19th Continue »


with Clark Parrish

January 13th (2017)

In April 2016 local Bellingham doctor, Clark Parrish, and his wife Tina traveled to Bhutan. *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 (2017)

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 (2017)

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