Welcome

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.


Cultivating Kindness, Equanimity, Compassion

This public talk with Acharya Melissa Moore will explore our innate infrastructure of kindness, equanimity, compassion, and joy. Learning to cultivate kindness toward ourselves is the gateway to genuine affection and compassion for others. More →

Karma: Understanding Consequence and Discovering Awakening

This class explores how we can bring awareness and intention to our actions and their impact—from our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues, to how we relate with society and the planet. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Karma: Understanding Consequence and Discovering Awakening

with Ciprian Iancu & Gabe Dayley

February 11th—March 18th

This class explores how we can bring awareness and intention to our actions and their impact—from our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues, to how we relate with society and the planet. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th

How can we find a genuine source of energy and inspiration? In this class we’ll explore the meaning of joy, the discovery of inspiration, and learn practical methods for developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Open to everyone. Continue »

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

with Christian Gregory & Jayne Sutton

April 1st—May 6th

Lojong—which means ‘mind training’ in Tibetan—provides a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. These teachings are an indispensable set of tools for cultivating the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

April 13th—April 14th

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 »