Human Dignity: Personal and Societal Transformation

dignity-2What we think of ourselves does matter.  If we believe that our nature is less than whole, we will participate in the creation of an unhealthy environment.  If we have the courage to  embrace our true nature of wisdom and compassion a more healthy world will emerge.  We call this basic goodness.


welcomeWe offer free meditation instruction, talks and discussion to the public  every week, as well as  programs in meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and other contemplative disciplines.

Featured Programs

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Harvest of Peace, held at the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity to gather as a community, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 24th

All are welcome to this Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jackie Muse, Leonora Grant, Geoffrey Warren

September 25th—October 23rd

Join us for this five-week class, as you learn and practice peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily lives. Continue »

Recent News

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    Face to Face: Tim Cordier

    After a long break, our new Face to Face person is Tim Cordier. Tim came to the Atlanta Shambhala Center because he was looking for a community here in the Atlanta area. F2F: What brought you to the Atlanta Shambhala Center? Tim: I tried several sanghas in the area, but this place felt especially good … Continue 

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    Face to Face at the Atlanta Shambhala Center: Aaron Pincus

    Aaron Pincus is the subject of our newest Face to Face interview with members of the Atlanta Shambhala Center community. Aaron moved to Atlanta after finishing his Master’s degree at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Naropa University focuses on both undergraduate and graduate programs, all based in a contemplative model of education. Aaron says that … Continue