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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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 →

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Walking the Bodhisattva Path

Join us for this 5-week course on Monday evenings that presents the Mahayana path of dedicating one’s life and practice to rousing awakened heart and engaging the practices of a bodhisattva warrior for the benefit of all sentient beings. Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Sun Day: Cultivating Peace

with Chris Montone

August 7th

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 Antonio Aguilar

August 11th

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 »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    Center Director Celebration

    Did you miss the celebration?  Sorry there’s no cake left left.  It was yummy!  We took some pictures – enjoy!