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.

Mindfulness and Singing

Through mixing mindfulness and singing, we synchronize body, speech and mind, and reveal our innate human goodness. Recent research has demonstrated what people have known intuitively for centuries: singing brings a myriad of benefits to anyone who sings at any level, rousing one’s energy and opening one’s heart. More →

Coming to Our Senses

Reducing stress and building resilience don’t have to be solitary projects. We can invite the world to help us. Everything we see, hear, smell, taste and touch helps us let go of habitual thoughts and emotions that prevent us from enjoying our life. As we come more fully into our senses, life is more fun; we can fully appreciate a bite of food, or a song, or a color that catches our eye. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

with Christian Gregory & Jayne Sutton

April 8th—May 13th

Lojong—which means ‘mind training’ in Tibetan—provides a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. These teachings are an indispensable set of tools for cultivating the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom. Continue »

A Weekend of Contemplative Arts

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 28th

In two workshops, this weekend of contemplative arts will explore bringing mindfulness to singing and awakening our sense perceptions for building resilience and enjoying life. Continue »

Fundamentals of Buddhism: The First Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

May 11th

The earliest teachings of the Buddha presented a schema for understanding why there is suffering and the way out. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in this First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »