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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Featured Programs

White Tara Practice

with Shastri Jackie Muse

April 22nd—May 27th

Join us on Zoom on Thursdays during your lunch break for White Tara compassion practice with Jackie Muse (noon to 1pm Eastern time). Continue »

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

April 24th

Join our very own Sanne Larsen Bagby in celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day out on our lawn on Saturday, April 24. Registration is limited to 20 participants. Continue »

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

with Acharya Richard John

May 8th

For more than a thousand years, these extremely concise instructions have guided innumerable Buddhist practitioners on the path of awakening. Always fresh and up to date, they describe the actual dynamic of the path, and serve as potent reminders in forma Continue »

The Practice of Joy - Profound, Easy and Profoundly Transformative - with Tim Olmsted

May 19th

In this free talk, visiting teacher Tim Olmsted will focus on Joy - sharing just how easy, immediate, intuitive, and satisfying this beautiful practice can be. Continue »

Working With Emotions, Meditation In Action: The Four Karmas

with John Rockwell

May 29th—May 30th

Our main challenge in life is working with our emotional "stuckness." The path of compassion is to feel and recognize our stuck patterns within the heart space of meditation. Continue »