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.


Kado: The Way of Flowers

Join master teacher Barbara Craig for an introduction to the contemplative art of flower arranging. Kado (Chinese for “the way of flowers”), has been practiced for over 2,000 years to cultivate appreciation for nature and one’s own mind. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and invites us to see what is really before us and inside us. Space is limited; register soon! More →

Together at the Edge: Buddhist Wisdom for the Climate Crisis

Does news of the growing climate crisis cause feelings of fear, anger, despair, or an urge to seek distraction? With mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom, we can work with our mind, emotions, and actions to face the climate crisis with bravery and compassion. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Learn to Meditate

September 4th

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

Together at the Edge: A Buddhist Response to the Climate Crisis

with Kristin Barker & Gabe Dayley

September 14th

Does news of the growing climate crisis cause feelings of fear, anger, despair, or an urge to seek distraction? With mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom, we can work with our mind, emotions, and actions to face the climate crisis with bravery and compassion. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 2nd

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

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

October 26th—October 27th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

November 6th

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