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

Introduction to Meditation ~ Shambhala Weekend 1 ~ THE ART OF BEING HUMAN

with Sarah Addison

October 20th—October 21st

A Friday evening and one-day retreat of inspiration and meditation practice, and an introduction to Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »


with Craig Smith

October 23rd

Join us for an exploration and inspiration into creating enlightened society! Continue »

Sakyong's Birthday Celebration ~ Community Potluck

November 17th

Join us to celebrate the birthday of our teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. All members of the Shambhala community, families, and friends are warmly invited. Continue »

CONFIDENCE BEYOND CONCEPT ~ A Weekend of Mudra Space Awareness

with Greg Heffron, Craig Smith, Vicky Moyle-Assistant

November 25th—November 26th

Mudra Space Awareness is a powerful mind-body meditative discipline transmitted by Chogyam Trungpa and is unique to the Shambhala lineage--rarely taught or practiced. Continue »

RELAXED BODY, OPEN MIND ~ QiGong and Meditation Retreat (Weekthün)

with Shastri Trinley Busby & Michael Busby

December 26th—January 2nd (2018)

QiGong and Meditation Weekthün! Week-long city non-residential city group retreat at the Bellingham Shambhala Center. Continue »