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.


Children’s Day and Winter Solstice

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.  Learn More →

Learn to Meditate

Join us on January 4, 2018 for our Learn to Meditate program. What a great way to start the year! 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

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Christian Gregory

December 14th

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 »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

December 21st

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 »

Christmas (Center is Closed)

December 25th

Out celebrating the holiday! Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

December 28th

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 »

Featured News and Local Blog

  • Shambhalians Manifest at the Peoples Climate March

    by Mark Rasmuson and Gabe Dayley “A sacred activist is someone who knows that the world’s profound crisis is challenging everyone to act from our deepest compassion and wisdom, and who is committed to ‘being’, in the face of growing chaos, suffering, and violence. In Shambhala terminology we call this the way of warriorship.” – … Continue