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

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

May 19th—June 23rd

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana ~ Practiced monthly on Full Moons ~ Open to All

May 29th—February 19th (2019)

We offer our monthly chanting practice on (or near) the evening of the full moon for the entire Shambhala community. Continue »

New ~ Wed-Fri-Sat Evening Open Sittings

June 16th—June 23rd

We're trying something new: later evening open meditation sessions on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Come for all or part. If they prove popular, we'll continue the practice. Continue »