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 31st

This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Dan Phillips & Norma Harris

August 7th—August 9th

By exploring the entrapping emotions of hope and fear, this course works on the level of our everyday, habitual anxieties. We learn to soar fearlessly like the mythical bird known as the Garuda. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Valerie Morvan

August 8th

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 »

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  • Brenda Collins

    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 

  • Fleet Maull

    Radical Responsibility with Acharya Fleet Maull

    March 6th – March 8th at Agnes Scott College in Decatur This provocative weekend program explores mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and how it can bring about authenticity and empowerment in our everyday lives. The program focuses on a variety of mindfulness tools and topics, such as: Emotional Literacy allowing us to have a working relationship with … Continue