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.

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 light refreshments. Learn more →

Contentment in Everyday Life

Join us as we explore letting go of the struggle to be something better and learn how we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and resilient nature to flourish. This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. Open to all. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Children's Day

December 16th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. The entire community is invited, and encouraged to participate in this celebration. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: We Have What We Need

with Jayne Sutton

December 20th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

December 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

Members, their families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, contemplative conversation, and community dinner. Continue »

Christmas (Center is Closed)

December 25th

Out celebrating the holiday! Continue »