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. Starting Sunday, September 20, 2020, we will 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 clicking

and the Tuesday 7 PM sitting by clicking

We are also holding a half hour sitting 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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Featured Programs

White Tara Practice

with Shastri Jackie Muse

August 27th—September 24th

Everyone is invited to this traditional compassion practice on Zoom. Continue »

Wasting Our Time: Vipashyana Space Awareness

with John Rockwell

September 2nd—September 30th

A program that explores shamatha-vipashyana meditation with particular emphasis on the experience of panoramic awareness and liberating insight. On Zoom. Continue »

The Places That Scare You

with Shastri Jackie Muse & Chris Allen

October 14th—November 4th

By choosing to train ourselves to relate to discomfort rather than trying to avoid uncertainty and fear we can get in touch with the sadness that underlies our pain and suffering. This genuine heart of sadness is our mind of enlightenment called bodhichit Continue »

Love and Rage Book Study

with Brenda Collins & Shastri Sue Gilman

November 5th—November 19th

Please join Brenda Collins and Sue Gilman for 3 sessions of study and contemplation of Lama Rod Owens' new book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger. Continue »

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion

with Holly Gayley

November 7th—November 8th

How do we show up in the midst of challenge or adversity? This deep dive into Buddhist compassion practices can help us courageously face today's challenges. Continue »

Liberation through Love and Rage

with Lama Rod Owens

November 22nd

Cultivating our anger and rage through love means that we begin to experience the hurt beneath them. We are learning how to witness and experience, not react over and over again. Continue »