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.



We 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. We are family friendly and offer free child care for children 4-12 years old every Sunday morning, 10:00-12:00, so parents can attend our Open House.

Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 2nd

This Vajrayana practice is open to everybody. Continue »

Natural Rhythms Workshop and Concert

with Elise Witt, Becky Reardon, Terry Garthwaite, Beverly Botsford

July 5th

Their harmonies and rhythms spread a web of joy and delight! Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Geoffrey Warren

July 11th

In this 3-hour class, you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness, or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Recent News

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    Providing pastoral care for Daniel Lucas- by Norma Harris. Since the age of 19, Daniel has lived at the maximum security prison in Jackson, Georgia. He is on death row. Daniel was homeless and hopeless, and at 19 years of age he and an accomplice committed a brutal murder. His co-defendant was put to death … Continue 

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    Face to Face: Brenda Collins

    Hello again from the Atlanta Shambhala Center’s Face to Face series. Our newest interview is with Brenda Collins, an active member of the Atlanta Shambhala community. F2F: How did you first become involved with the Shambhala community? Brenda: I started meditating on a regular basis when I was attending a non-denominational Spiritual community. The Spiritual … Continue 

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    This is a poem by member Eileen Knaft that she wrote on the occasion of the birthday of her friend.  We hope that you will enjoy.  ………….   Chambers Age is not a number… It is an echo whispering through The chambers of a Nautilus.   Each chamber: a world of its own Yet part … Continue