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

OPEN HOUSE TALK - Painful Experience and the Path of the Meditation

with Greg Heffron

January 5th (2015)

Much of our lives are spent trying to avoid painful experiences. Yet even the most mindful, creative, flexible person will still encounter pain. Indeed, the Buddha taught that pain was part of life that no one could avoid. How do we understand the path of Continue »


with Rick Merrill

January 8th—February 5th (2015)

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

Social Meditation Evening

with Zoey Moyle

January 9th (2015)

Come participate in a practice directed toward being in community together! Continue »

~ OPEN HOUSE TALK ~ The Practice of Appreciation

with Jason Ruvelson

January 19th (2015)

“A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don't appreciate themselves.” ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I ~ The Art of Being Human

with Jason Ruvelson

February 6th—February 8th (2015)

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 »