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.


Living Beautifully

This course integrates and unpacks readings from Pema Chödrön’s book Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change. This is not a religious course, but it is about working with techniques that will allow one to enter one’s life more fully. Join us in July for this special 4-week evening program.  Learn More

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. The program presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.  Learn More

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

June 28th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

July 5th

On the first Thursday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

July 12th

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 »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster & Ciprian Iancu

July 14th—July 15th

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 »