Welcome to Shambhala!

Celebrate Abundance

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Where do I start?

childrens-prg-200x200Our introductory programs are a wonderful introduction to meditation and the Shambala tradition. We offer Learn to Meditate workshops, free of charge open public sitting meditation sessions, dharma talks and discussion groups. We hope to see you at the Center soon. Learn more. →

Upcoming Programs

Dorje Kasung and the Three Pillars

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Aaron Snyder

October 8th

Please join us for our recurring Thursday Evening Open House, a community night of talks and discussions led by members of our Shambhala community. Continue »

Open House

October 15th

Thursday Evening Open House Continue »

Parenting as a Path & Children's Program

October 18th

The Center is launching a Parenting as Path Study Group along with a renewed program for children. Please join us! Continue »

Open House

October 22nd

Thursday Evening Open House Continue »

Mindful Walk

with Malini Dominey

October 24th

Join us for a mindful walk in Rock Creek Park. Continue »

Recent Blog Posts

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    Buddha Fest 2015: One Practitioner’s Take

    For the last 3 years living here in Vietnam, I have eagerly anticipated the annual offerings from Buddhafest, a 4-day splurge of Buddhist films, speakers, and music held in Washington in the early summer. For a few extra dollars, as a subscriber to Tricycle magazine, I’ve been able to access many of the festival talks … Continue 

  • June

    A Silent Passage of Time

    “If we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that this world is a magical place.”  Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche Third Monday of the month. 7:00 pm. The reception room is buzzing with new students. I bow and quietly close the door. The fragrance of garbage wafts … Continue