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

Tai Chi at Bellingham Shambhala Center

June 2nd—December 29th

Join us on Tuesday evenings in the Main Shrineroom with visiting teacher Carol Culpepper. Continue »

The Four Noble Truths ~ Thursday Night Class

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

June 25th—August 20th

A fresh look at the foundational teachings of the Buddha: the Four Noble Truths Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice

June 28th—November 29th

If you have received the lung transmission and the Enlightened Society Vow, you are invited to practice the Shambhala Sadhana with us. We will be led in practice by a senior teacher in the Mandala via online video recording. Continue »

Karuna Training ~ Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

November 7th—November 8th

Skillful communication and compassionate exchange as an expression of our intrinsic sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Holly Gayley & Rick Merrill

December 26th—January 2nd (2016)

Non-residential city week-long group retreat at the Bellingham Shambhala Center. Continue »