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 »

Mind the Gap: Embracing the Edginess of Our Moment-to-Moment Experience

with Rick Merrill

June 2nd

A day-long workshop focused on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's unique teachings on the bardo, highlighting the ever-present gap of open space in our ongoing experience. Continue »

~ Monday Night Open House Talk ~ Rick Merrill

with Rick Merrill

June 4th

Rick will be in Bellingham and giving a Monday Night Open House Talk. Stay tuned for details. Continue »