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

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 »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation ~ Community Conversations ~ Connecting with the Sakyong's New Book

with Sandra Harper

January 11th—February 22nd (2018)

Join us for weekly Shrine-side conversations as we explore the Sakyong's new book and learn the "Art" of "Good Conversation" together! Continue »

~ Pacifying the Turmoil of the MAMOS ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 5th—February 14th (2018)

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »

~ SHAMBHALA DAY 2018 ~ Celebrating the First Day of the Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

Save the date! Celebrate the first day of the Tibetan New Year (Losar) with the community. Details to follow. Continue »

~ MILAREPA DAY ~ Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus ~ All-day Chanting Practice

March 4th (2018)

From humble beginnings in Tibet, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading these songs of realization of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of th Continue »