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.


Shambhala Day

This day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Join us on Monday, February 27 to celebrate!  Click the link for more details.  Full schedule and potluck info to be posted soon! Learn more →

Katie Baingbridge

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 →

Featured Programs and Events

Dön Season Practice

February 16th—February 25th

We gather to practice together as we end the Year of the Fire Monkey and all the global and personal obstacles that have accompanied it. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Montone & Nancy Green

February 21st—March 21st

What is contentment, and how can we experience it in our everyday life? Open to everyone. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Jonathan Kirkendall

February 23rd

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Neutral Day

February 26th

The last day of the Tibetan year is called "Neutral Day" and is traditionally a day of cleaning one's home and uplifting the environment. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    Understanding Dön Season

    When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos Written by Russell Rodgers | From the Shambhala Times In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February 16 … Continue