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.


The Art of Being Human

This weekend retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Learn More →

Meditation in Everyday Life

Join us for this introductory course that combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Tamara Bouret

August 24th

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

August 31st

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 »

Shambhala Sun Day

September 3rd

This public gathering is an opportunity for all members of our community - young and old, newcomers and senior practitioners - to come together for practice and conversation. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

September 5th

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of monthly full moon Shambhala Sadhana gatherings as a time to practice, have food, and enjoy conversation together as a community. All members, including their families, are welcome! 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