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.


Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

The monthly full moon Shambhala Sadhana gatherings are a time to practice, have food, and enjoy conversation together as a community.  All members—including their families—are welcome! Learn more →

Katie Baingbridge

First Thursday Learn to Meditate

Join us for our First Thursday Learn to Meditate program. This group meditation and guidance session is suitable for first-time visitors and experienced meditators including Q&A and discussion, and followed by refreshments. Learn more →

Featured Programs and Events

The Art and Science of Leading Meditation Practice

April 25th

Join us for a presentation on the view and practice of being an "umdze", the timekeeper or chant leader for sitting meditation. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Anyana Banerjee

April 27th

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 Members are Joining the People’s Climate March

April 29th

Members from DC Shambhala are enthusiastically joining One Earth Sangha and other Buddhist and mindfulness groups for the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29. Continue »

Creating an Inclusive Atmosphere: Greeting and Welcoming Visitors

May 2nd

Join us for a presentation on the view and practice of greeting visitors. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

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    Family and Children Summer Programs

    Registration opens soon for Family Camp, Sun Camp, and Rites of Passage at Karme Chöling and Shambhala Mountain Center!  Be sure to check out the links for additional details! Karme Chöling Family Camp  Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Karmê Chöling, in … Continue