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.


Living Protection Principles

Join us on Thursday evening, January 26th, for a special talk and discussion.  This program is open to everyone. Learn More →


Creating Enlightened Society

Join us on January 28 and 29 for this special two-day weekend hands on workshop.  This program is open to everyone. Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Room to Breathe: All Day Meditation & Tea

January 20th—January 21st

Open sitting and meditation instruction during inauguration weekend. Free and open to all. Continue »

Meditate then March

January 21st

The DC Ziji Collective will be gathering at the center at 8am to practice meditation before heading to the Women's March on Washington. Open to all. Continue »

Ziji Collective Potluck & Practice

January 22nd

Join us for the DC Ziji Collective potluck. Open to everyone. Continue »

The Essential Heart of Kasungship I

January 23rd—February 20th

Explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a service organization within Shambhala charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness through an attitude of fundamental non-aggression in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    How Not to Freak Out

    You’re not alone if you despair about the present and fear for the future. If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you cheer up.  By: Judy Lief | Originally appeared in Lion’s Roar |  It’s not as if times of fear and despair are anything new. People have fought … Continue