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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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 →


Center Director Celebration

We hope you can join us for an evening of celebration and well wishing, as Jayne Sutton will be officially stepping down as Center Director.  There will be an oath-taking ceremony, which will be followed by a reception.  Everyone is welcome! Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Denise Webster

June 30th

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 »

Shambhala Sun Day: Summer

with Antonio Aguilar

July 3rd

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 »

Mipham Commemoration

July 3rd

Celebration of the life and Parinirvana of Ju Mipham Mamgyal Gyatso: Practice of his Guru Yoga - The Guide to Liberation Continue »

First Thursday Learn to Meditate

with Jonathan Kirkendall

July 7th

First Thursday of each month learn to meditate, or refresh and deepen your practice. 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