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.


Kado: The Way of Flowers

Join master teacher Barbara Craig for an introduction to the contemplative art of flower arranging. Kado (Chinese for “the way of flowers”), has been practiced for over 2,000 years to cultivate appreciation for nature and one’s own mind. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and invites us to see what is really before us and inside us. Space is limited; register soon! More →

Urban Mindfulness Retreat

This week-long meditation retreat will present in-depth instruction in Shambhala meditation and mindfulness meditation (shamatha) techniques. Support your individual practice in an awake and kind environment. A unique opportunity to develop or deepen a meditation practice without going far from home. New and experienced meditators are welcome.

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Featured Programs and Events

Shambhala City Weekthün

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

August 7th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

August 10th—August 11th

Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

September 4th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Together at the Edge: Applying Buddhist Wisdom to the Climate Crisis

with Kristin Barker & Gabe Dayley

September 14th

Does news of the growing climate crisis cause feelings of fear, anger, despair, or an urge to seek distraction? With mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom, we can work with our mind, emotions, and actions to face the climate crisis with bravery and compassion. Continue »