Welcome to the
Shambhala Meditation Community
of  Washington, DC

Training DC to meditate for over 40 years.


In the interest of helping slow the spread of COVID-19 for the benefit of all our visitors, members teachers, and participants, all classes and events are being offered online only. 

We will revisit this decision periodically as it relates to DC Government updates and CDC recommendations/guidelines regarding re-opening of businesses and the current stay at home request. Thank you for your support and patience.


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

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

with Jerry Webster

February 8th—March 8th

Based on the Book by Pema Chödrön Continue »

Weekly Open Practice: Meditation and Dharma

with Beth Hook

March 17th

A community event for Shambhala members and newcomers—please invite your friends! Continue »

Weekly Open Practice: Meditation and Dharma

with Clifford Laufer

March 31st

A community event for Shambhala members and newcomers—please invite your friends! Continue »

Shambhala Community Gathering

April 11th

Let's gather as a community to continue talking about our community's emerging future. Continue »