Dear members and friends:

The Atlanta Shambhala Center remains closed until public health officials deem it safe to reopen. 

We are offering an online meditation open house on Sunday mornings as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

On Sundays, we will offer an hour of meditation from 10 – 11 AM and a half-hour discussion from 11 – 11:30 AM.

We also offer Sunday morning meditation instruction from 10 – 10:45 AM (followed by the full meditation until 11 AM). Those participating in the meditation instruction are asked to join the Zoom by 9:50 AM. We have umdzes and discussion leaders scheduled to facilitate the gatherings. Please join us on Zoom!

Access the Sunday 10 AM sitting by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser or clicking:

and the Tuesday 7 PM sitting by clicking

Meeting ID: 390 090 306  Passcode: 831138

and on  Wednesday evenings from 7-7:30. This session may be followed by a half-hour discussion, or by a 90-minute class.  Please check the calendar to view our Wednesday evening schedule.  Access Wednesday’s sitting at

You can download the Zoom app for your phone or other computer by clicking 

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Atlanta Shambhala offers a path of meditation practice and contemplative arts oriented towards modern life. Join us for meditation courses, retreats and group meditation at our meditation center in Atlanta located in Decatur.

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