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

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Jackie Muse & Dan Phillips

November 3rd—December 8th

This third course in the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “What is Real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Recommendations: Basic Goodness I, or Basic Goodness II, or Level I, or Contentment in Everyday Life Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 6th

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

Regional Ritual Academy

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Andrea Doukas

December 12th—December 14th

The regional Shambhala Ritual academies will explore a vaster view and refresh the skills of being a chöpön or umdze. Open to Vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Recent News

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    New Shambhala Photo Albums

    We are delighted to announce a new feature on our website. From time to time we will be posting theme-based and event-based photo albums from the Shambhala community. After albums are posted on this blog they will be archived on our Photo Page, which can be accessed through the Community tab at the top of … Continue 

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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