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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Spend Time with Acharya Richard John

The DC Center is happy to have Acharya Richard John visit us in September.  Join us for a talk, weekend program, event or celebration with the Acharya.  Find out what fits your schedule and register!  Click to see his full schedule of programs. Learn More →

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Heart of Recovery Retreat

A Day of Exploring Mindfulness and Recovery with Scott Perkins.  Join us for this special one-day retreat where we will explore the relationship between mindfulness practices and recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors. Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Chants and Chanting for Timekeepers

with Sarah Harris

July 25th

Consistency and precision contribute to the feeling of discipline and upliftedness that we strive to create in our center, and this creates a favorable environment for visitors to relax and experience their own minds. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Anyana Banerjee

July 28th

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 »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Karen Porterfield

August 1st—August 29th

This program is an introduction and overview of the Mahayana Path and Bodhisattva Vow. Continue »

Chants and Chanting for Timekeepers

with Chris Montone

August 2nd

Consistency and precision contribute to the feeling of discipline and upliftedness that we strive to create in our center, and this creates a favorable environment for visitors to relax and experience their own minds. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    Shambhala Goes Mobile

    Featured Story from Shambhala Times: Thanks to the Shambhala Trust and a great team, we are very excited to announce that the new Shambhala meditation app is now available for iOS and (finally) Android. The app is available for free, with the option of subscribing for additional teaching content. Project manager Gordon Shotwell talks about … Continue