The first and third Sunday meditation schedules have been slightly modified!  View the calendar or click here for full details.

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.


Midsummer’s Day

Grill out and chill out in Rock Creek Park on Saturday, June 18! Come celebrate Midsummer’s Day with us. Save the date! You don’t want to miss the amazing Shambhala side-dish potluck, summertime games, brown-bag auction, kids, smoking grill, and a lhasang. Learn More →

Katie Baingbridge

First Thursday Learn to Meditate

Join us for our First Thursday Learn to Meditate program. This group meditation and guidance session is suitable for first-time visitors and experienced meditators including Q&A and discussion, and followed by refreshments. Learn more →

Featured Programs and Events

Shambhala Sun Day: The Culture of No Mistake

with Matthew Doetsch-Kidder

June 5th

This public gathering is an opportunity for all members of our community - young and old, newcomers and senior practitioners - to come together for practice and conversation. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Gabe Dayley

June 9th

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 »

Midsummers Day

June 18th

The Shambhala community comes together in many ways, to practice, learn, serve others, and to celebrate! Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    Washington, DC sangha seeks Center Director

    We are a devoted yet inquisitive, perplexed yet sharp sangha looking to work together with a playful yet focused, gentle yet strong, and magnetizing leader to bring the Vision of Shambhala to a city filled with worldwide power and leadership. (Below is a letter we would envision writing five years after we find the right … Continue