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.

Feel Human Again

Learn to meditate in this urban retreat for discovering mindfulness, appreciation, and insight. Open to all. More →

Contentment in Everyday Life

Discover contentment, appreciation, and relaxation. This 5-week course introduces teachings on cultivating mindfulness, awareness, and contentment in the midst of life’s stressors and challenges. Open to all. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Scott Perkins

June 3rd—July 1st

This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Open to everyone. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

June 8th—June 9th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala City Weekthün

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »

Vivid Awareness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 6th—August 27th

Teachings from the revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offer potent insight on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times. Continue »