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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

Sadhana of Mahamudra -- practiced on new & full moons

December 6th—February 18th (2015)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is recited regularly -- on new and full moons -- as a potent means of overcoming obstacles in one's life and practice. Continue »

~ Special Guest Talk Monday Night Open House ~ KINDNESS, DOUBT AND ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY

with Acharya Richard John

December 8th

Is Enlightened Society a real possibility, or a utopian fantasy? What is the spark that could ignite social change on a meaningful scale? Continue »

Winter in the City Week Retreat

with Shelley Pierce

December 13th—December 20th

Week-long meditation retreat (Weekthun) in Bellingham, Washington--now offering group practice opportunity for Vajrayana practitioners! Continue »


December 21st—February 15th (2015)

A day of practice for the entire community. Participate as you are able and inspired, according to the practices you have been given. Continue »

~Monday Night Open House Talk ~ CELEBRATING CHANGE

with Acharya Jenny Warwick

December 22nd

This time of year naturally suggests endings and beginnings, a good time to appreciate our Shambhala tradition of meditation and community. Continue »