Programs

 

Meditation for Daily Living: A Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

September 30th—October 21st

This introductory course will explore both the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation in a supportive group setting, and provide everything needed to help beginners establish a strong, regular meditation practice. Continue »

Private Event

with Jayne Sutton

October 21st

The Center will be closed from 9 am to 12 noon for a private event. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster & Linda Montone

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Making Friends With Yourself: Pema Chödrön Video Seminar

with Jayne Sutton

October 29th—December 10th

In this introductory video seminar, blending traditional Buddhist teachings with real-life stories, and deep insight into modern life, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Continue »

Upaya Workshop: Applying Skillful Means in Daily Life

with Anyana Banerjee & Chris Montone

November 2nd

Impermanence Forum

November 3rd

The first in a series of free, open-to-all discussions about global warming, climate change, and related topics. 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 »

Maitri: The Five Wisdom Energies

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Scott Perkins

November 8th—November 10th

This program will explore Vajrayana teachings on how to transform neurosis into wisdom. With friendliness and curiosity, we will explore our habitual styles and learn to experience the freshness of relating directly with perceptions and our world. Continue »

Impermanence Forum

November 17th

The first in a series of free, open-to-all discussions about global warming, climate change, and related topics. Continue »

Member Circle

November 17th

All official members of the DC Shambhala Center are invited to attend this quarterly community event . Come and voice your opinion, ask questions, make suggestions, and enjoy each other's company! Continue »

True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art

with Shastri Jerry Webster

November 22nd—November 24th

Direct, awake expression, from which great art springs, can occur in every aspect of everyday life. This program will introduce participants to the discipline of meditative art in the work of artists both Western and Eastern, ancient and contemporary. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 26th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 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 »

Children's Day

December 8th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. The entire community is invited, and encouraged to participate in this celebration. Continue »

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 14th—December 15th

Social Presencing Theater is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. An art form based on mindfulness and awareness, it explores the creative potential of individuals and of groups. Continue »