Welcome to the
Shambhala Meditation Community
of  Washington, DC

Training DC to meditate for over 40 years.

 

Shambhala has been an anchor of meditation-based training in the DC area since the 1970’s. Our core teaching is that everyone has a nature of fundamental “basic goodness”. Awakening to the basic goodness in ourselves, others, and in society itself brings a sense of genuine confidence, ethical discipline, and skillfulness to effect positive change in our world. We’re a friendly and welcoming community located in the vibrant Cleveland Park neighborhood. We offer a variety of classes, retreats, community events, and free of charge public meditation sessions. While Shambhala is rooted in Buddhism, our public offerings are open and accessible to all, regardless of religious tradition.

Take a look at our upcoming programs and events and begin your journey today!


Upcoming Programs and Events

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 14th—December 15th

Social Presencing Theater is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. An art form based on mindfulness and awareness, it explores the creative potential of individuals and of groups. Continue »

EcoSattva Training Group Meeting

December 18th

This will be the first meeting of the DC Ecosattvas group participating as part of the global program offered by One Earth Sangha. All are welcome to attend. Continue »

Impermanence Forum

December 21st

This is the next gathering in a series of free, open-to-all discussions about global warming, climate change, and related topics. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 5th (2020)

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 »

Learn to Meditate

March 4th (2020)