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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

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

February 16th—February 25th

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »

Kasungship and Protection - Acharya Mitchell Levy

February 25th

Please join the local Dorje Kasung members for a live talk from Acharya Mitchell Levy (the Lamen Kyi Khyap Kasung) in a live on-line talk on Kasungship and protection. Continue »

~ Neutral Day ~

February 26th

Cleaning and Uplifting the Center for the New Year! Continue »

~ SHAMBHALA DAY 2017 ~ Celebrating the first day of the New Year of the Firebird

February 27th

Annual Celebration of the first day of the Tibetan Lunar New Year! Continue »

~ MILAREPA DAY ~ Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus ~ All-day Chanting Practice

March 11th

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »