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

Thursday Evening Class Series ~ THE BARDO AND US

with Craig Smith & Robin Rieck

September 13th—October 4th

Bardo refers to an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between death and rebirth. It is a central theme in the book, Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, aka The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Continue »

Special Monday Night Open House Event ~ HARVEST OF PEACE CELEBRATION

September 24th

The Harvest of Peace is our autumnal celebration, a chance to connect with the richness of our lineage and manifest the spirit of generosity. Continue »

Dharma Dialogues ~ Acharya Offerings to the Sangha ~ Thursday Afternoon Zoom Class ~ WOMEN IN BUDDHISM

with Acharya Holly Gayley

September 27th—December 6th

This monthly live Zoom series on the stories of Women in Buddhism will explore issues of patriarchy, agency, and resilience. IMPORTANT: Note the 4:00 pm afternoon start time! Continue »

Monday Night Open House Talk ~ A SHRINE ROOM TOUR

with Jenny Warwick

October 1st

Jenny Warwick will be our "docent" as we walk around the Shrine Room and learn about the thangkas and objects. Continue »

Dharma Dialogues ~ Acharya Offerings to the Sangha ~ Wednesday Afternoon Zoom Talk ~ LINEAGE AND WARRIORSHIP

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Charlene Leung

October 3rd

Please join us for another offering from the Acharyas across the worldwide Shambhala Mandala. Participating via Zoom technology in real time! IMPORTANT: Note the afternoon 4:00 pm start time! Continue »