Welcome

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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. Located in the vibrant Cleveland Park neighborhood, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington DC is part of a global community of meditation centers which aspire to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society, through a variety of classes, retreats, community events, and free of charge public meditation sessions.


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Shambhala Winter Ball

On Saturday, December 10, the Shambhala Center will be transformed for an elegant bash!

A signature cocktail hour will kick things off and an open bar will continue throughout the night. Delicious catered heavy hor d’oeuvres will sustain us for an exuberant dance party. And an abundant silent auction will provide a bit of suspense.  Join us!

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Tamara Bouret

December 8th

Thursday Night Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come and engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Sharon Doetsch-Kidder

December 15th

Thursday Night Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come and engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Children's Day

December 18th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. The entire community is invited, and encouraged to participate in this celebration. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Chris Montone

December 22nd

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

  • Pema-Chodron

    We Already Have Everything We Need

    Written by:  Pema Chödrön ~~ This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake. – Pema Chödrön We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves – the heavy-duty feeling that we’re bad and hoping that we’re … Continue