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.


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 →

Karma: Understanding Consequence and Discovering Awakening

This class explores how we can bring awareness and intention to our actions and their impact—from our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues, to how we relate with society and the planet. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Ciprian Iancu & Jayne Sutton

January 22nd—February 26th

This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Open to everyone. Continue »

Karma: Understanding Consequence and Discovering Awakening

with Ciprian Iancu & Gabe Dayley

February 11th—March 18th

This class explores how we can bring awareness and intention to our actions and their impact—from our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues, to how we relate with society and the planet. Continue »

Cultivating Kindness, Equanimity, and Compassion

with Acharya Melissa Moore

February 13th

Learning to cultivate kindness toward ourselves is the gateway to genuine affection and compassion for others. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th

How can we find a genuine source of energy and inspiration? In this class we’ll explore the meaning of joy, the discovery of inspiration, and learn practical methods for developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Open to everyone. Continue »