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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.


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

The Lojong teachings provide a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. This course invites all levels of practitioners to build community, deepen our understanding, and strengthen the application of the mahayana teachings in our lives and in our community. More →

Joy in Everyday Life

For 5 Tuesdays, 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 →

Featured Programs and Events

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 »

Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 6th

On the anniversary of the parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the community is invited to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast. 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 »

A Weekend of Contemplative Arts

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 28th

In two workshops, this weekend of contemplative arts will explore bringing mindfulness to singing and awakening our sense perceptions for building resilience and enjoying life. Continue »