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.


Fundamentals of Buddhism 2

The primary focus of the second cycle of the Buddha’s teachings emphasized emptiness and compassion. In this one-day offering, we’ll explore the second stage of the Buddha’s teachings, commonly referred to as the “Mahayana” or “Great Path”. Together we’ll survey the principal teachings. More →

Urban Mindfulness Retreat

This week-long meditation retreat will present in-depth instruction in Shambhala meditation and mindfulness meditation (shamatha) techniques. Support your individual practice in an awake and kind environment. A unique opportunity to develop or deepen a meditation practice without going far from home. New and experienced meditators are welcome.

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Featured Programs and Events

Learn to Meditate

July 3rd

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 »

Fundamentals of Buddhism 2: The Second Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

July 13th

In his life, the Buddha offered profound and practical teachings for cultivating compassion and understand reality. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »

Shambhala City Weekthün

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »

Vivid Awareness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 6th—August 27th

Teachings from the revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offer potent insight on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

August 7th

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 »