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

~ FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT! ~ September 19

September 19th

Join us for our monthly movie where we experience community and explore enlightened society together through the medium of film. September's movie is the award-winning "Little Miss Sunshine." Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Annual celebration held at the time of the autumn equinox. The gathering includes an address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the international community, updates on local happenings at our Center, food, fundraising and socializing. Everyone welcome. Continue »

~ SMILE AT FEAR ~ Book Class

with Rick Merrill

September 25th—October 23rd

Much of the time our thinking and actions are tinged by fear, the crippling feeling that we can’t handle what life brings us. During this 5-week book class we will examine the nature of fear. Continue »

The Shambhala Principle-- A View of Social Change

with Shastri Ben Hines

September 26th

Experiencing generosity as a fruition of meditation practice, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is suggesting what might be called a “practice-based urgency” to help the world as the basis for Shambhala as a social movement. Continue »

What is the Shambhala community for? What would a Shambhala social movement look like?

with Shastri Ben Hines

September 27th

During this special day for Members and Friends of the Shambhala community we will explore topics from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s latest book, The Shambhala Principle. The day will consist of meditation, discussion, food and camaraderie as way of deepen Continue »