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

4 Weeks and a Day: Mindful Practices for Stress Reduction

with Norma Harris

April 9th—May 3rd

This is a shortened version of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. Continue »

Vajrayana Practice Weekend

with Norma Harris

April 18th—April 20th

For Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Valerie Morvan, Norma Harris, Leonora Grant

April 21st—May 19th

This course examines the Buddhist teachings on compassion. Continue »

Recent News

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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 

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    The Sakyong’s Shambhala Day Address

    For those of you who were unable to come for our Shambhala Day festivities we have included a recording of the program from the Boulder Center.  You will need to click “Continue” in order to be taken to the page with the link.  The Sakyong enters the shrineroom around 21 minutes into the recording.  We … Continue 

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    Cheerful Shambhala Day!

    We have entered the Year of the Wood Horse. Yesterday at the Atlanta Shambhala Center we celebrated as a community, starting with a lhasang in the morning. At a lhasang, we offer juniper boughs on a fire. This creates a purifying smoke which draws down the dralas. To read an article in the Shambhala Times … Continue