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.

Feel Human Again

Learn to meditate in this urban retreat for discovering mindfulness, appreciation, and insight. Open to all. More →

Contentment in Everyday Life

Discover contentment, appreciation, and relaxation. This 5-week course introduces teachings on cultivating mindfulness, awareness, and contentment in the midst of life’s stressors and challenges. Open to all. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Scott Perkins

June 3rd—July 1st

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 »

Learn to Meditate

July 3rd

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 »

Fundamentals of Buddhism 2: The Second Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

July 13th

In his life, the Buddha offered profound and practical teachings for cultivating compassion and understand reality. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »

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 »

Vivid Awareness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 6th—August 27th

Teachings from the revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offer potent insight on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times. Continue »