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

AWE* Event ~ SANGHA ACTION! ~ Bellingham March for Our Lives

March 24th

Join the sangha to walk together for the Bellingham March for Our Lives. Continue »

~ Monday Night Open House Talk ~ Chanting as a Mindfulness Practice

with Sandra Harper

March 26th

The idea that sound affects the health of the mind and body is not new. Chanting and mantra recitation have been part of spiritual traditions for thousands of years. Continue »

“The Art of Being Human” ~ Shambhala Training Weekend ~ Level 1

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

April 7th—April 8th

An introduction to meditation practice and the view of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »


with Acharya Richard John

April 12th

Acharya John will be in the Northwest, and visiting the Bellingham Center for a Public Talk. This special evening event will immediately follow our regularly scheduled Thursday evening open sitting. Continue »

~ Monday Night Open House Talk ~ RELATIONAL MEDITATION: How Meeting Our Own Mind Allows Us to Meet Others

with Greg Heffron

May 7th

How can sitting on the cushion help us to become more aware of and sensitive to our interconnectedness with others? Continue »