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

Monday Night Open House Talk ~ NOT LEADING, NOR FOLLOWING

with Craig Warren Smith, PhD

August 21st

The notion of neither leading nor following is a guiding principle to experiencing an awake life of compassion--that is non-aggressive, yet confident. Continue »

Summer Sangha Party ~ at Lake Samish!

with Khoree Phoenix

August 26th

Enjoy the last days of summer at an outing and pot-luck on Lake Samish. All are welcome! Continue »

EMBODIED MEDITATION ~ A Mudra Space Awareness 4-Hour Mini-Intensive

with Craig Warren Smith, PhD

September 16th

A 4-hour training that will provide an overview of physical postures, sensory awareness, movement exercises, and principles that define the practice of Mudra Space Awareness. Continue »

HARVEST OF PEACE Annual Celebration

with Everybody

September 23rd

Save the date! Stay tuned for details on our annual Harvest of Peace celebration! Continue »

"Walk With Me" ~ at the PICKFORD Film Center ~ Reserve Your Tickets Now!

October 11th

Reserve your tickets today! Help Bellingham Shambhala Center sponsor this Thich Nhat Hanh documentary film, "Walk With Me" narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, at the Pickford Film Center. Continue »