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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

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

March 4th

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 »

Qigong ~ Levels 1 and 2

with Michael Busby

March 10th—March 11th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through practices that integrate movement, breath, and internal energy. This is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages. Continue »

Monday Night Class ~ Nikaya Buddhism - Part 2: The First Teachings of the Buddha

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

March 12th—April 9th

The Nikaya Teachings comprise the collection of early teachings of the Buddha in the Pali Canon. These are also referred to as the Hinayana teachings, and are the foundation of all Buddhist lineages. Continue »

“The Art of Being Human” ~ Shambhala Training Weekend ~ Level 1

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

April 7th—April 8th

An introduction to meditation practice and the view of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Talk by Visiting Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

April 12th

Acharya John will be in the Northwest, and visiting the Bellingham Center. Continue »