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.

Christie Cashman

Shambhala Ecology: Public Talk

Join us on November 9th for this special Thursday night talk with senior teacher Acharya Christie Cashman for an exploration of Shambhala ecological principles. Learn More →

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

Join us for this special 3-program series including live stream with the Sakyong and other special guests. Register and attend one or all three programs! Learn More →

Featured Programs and Events

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Karen Van Allen

October 26th

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 »

First Thursday Learn to Meditate

with Jonathan Kirkendall

November 2nd

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

November 4th

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of monthly full moon Shambhala Sadhana gatherings as a time to practice, have food, and enjoy conversation together as a community. All members, including their families, are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Sun Day

November 5th

This public gathering is an opportunity for all members of our community - young and old, newcomers and senior practitioners - to come together for practice and conversation. 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