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.

The Warrior’s Journey: Public Talk

Join Senior Shambhala Teacher Adam Lobel for an exploration of the existential, mystical and revolutionary dimensions of the Shambhala path. Engage in a detailed and personal exploration of the paths, practices and stages of the Shambhala tradition.  Learn More →

Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation

If you’re curious about integrating body awareness deeper into your meditation practice, we invite you to join Erika Berland for an exploration and discussion of these topics from her new book Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation. Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Parenting as a Path & Children's Program

November 19th

The Center is please to offer a Parenting as Path Study Group along with a program for children. Please join us! Continue »

Thanksgiving (Center is Closed)

November 23rd

Out celebrating the holiday! Continue »

Special Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Acharya Adam Lobel

December 3rd

Join us for a special community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, conversation, and feast with the Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel. Continue »

First Thursday Learn to Meditate

with Christian Gregory

December 7th

First Thursday of each month learn to meditate, or refresh and deepen your practice. Continue »

Featured News and Local Blog

  • Shambhalians Manifest at the Peoples Climate March

    by Mark Rasmuson and Gabe Dayley “A sacred activist is someone who knows that the world’s profound crisis is challenging everyone to act from our deepest compassion and wisdom, and who is committed to ‘being’, in the face of growing chaos, suffering, and violence. In Shambhala terminology we call this the way of warriorship.” – … Continue