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.


Joy in Everyday Life

For 5 Tuesdays, starting this week, join us as we explore the meaning of joy and the true source of personal energy and inspiration.  The course introduces the experience of awakening our heart and extending loving-kindness to others as a means to continuous personal inspiration.  Open to all.  More →

The Art of Being Human

This first program in the Way of Shambhala series presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. This urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life. Childcare will be provided.  Open to all. More →

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: Mindfulness in Challenging Times

with Anyana Banerjee

October 18th

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 »

Parenting as a Path & Children's Program

October 21st

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

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: Opening to Others

with Shastri Jerry Webster

October 25th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

October 27th

Members, their families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »