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

Shambhala Day 2020

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 29th

This is an annual commemoration of the life and enlightenment of Milarepa. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Ciprian Iancu

March 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 »

How to Truly be of Service: The Practice of the Six Transcendent Actions (Paramitas)

with Chris Montone

March 23rd—April 27th

In this six week course, through readings, contemplations, and discussions, we will explore together the phenomenon of bodhicitta and the selfless path of the paramitas. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Chris Montone

April 1st

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 »