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 Video/Conversation ~ VISUAL DHARMA

December 17th

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught that genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. Continue »

End-of-Year Intensive with Special Guest Kilung Rinpoche

December 26th—December 31st

Prepare for the New Year with six days of deep training in meditation, mind/body interactions, and daily Dharma talks. Tibetan Master Dza Kilung Rinpoche will give a guest talk on December 30th. Continue »

BACK TO BASICS ~ The Art of Being Human - Way of Shambhala Level I

with Dan Peterson & Jenny Warwick

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

Bring a Buddy and Reconnect to Basic Goodness! Re-experience the profound Level I Teachings, or hear them for the first time. Come home to Shambhala. Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos ~ End of the Lunar Year Chanting Practice

January 25th—February 3rd (2019)

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice, done on the last ten evenings of the end of the Lunar year. Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Level 2 ~ THE BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR

with Janet Bass

March 1st—March 3rd (2019)

Sitting with our minds in meditation allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fears. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »