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Sunday at 10am & Tuesday at 7pm – Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, & compassion. Meditation instruction is available.  We offer tools to help discover greater compassion, confidence, wisdom and joy in our day-to-day life.  You can click here for information on how to Get Started.

The Shambhala teachings offer a path to explore the depth of our being and for transforming our world.

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


with Hope Martin

March 24th

During this full day of instruction and practice, Hope Martin will share basic principles of the Alexander Technique that help us find habitual holding patterns and release them so that our meditation can become more comfortable and free. Continue »

Shape of Awake Weekthun

with Hope Martin

March 25th—March 31st

Atlanta welcomes Hope Martin to lead her Weekthun for the ninth year! Please join us! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 1st

This is a time for the community to gather, practice and delight in conversation and in each other's company. All members are invited, the lung (sadhana transmission) is not a prerequisite for these monthly events. Continue »

Recent News

  • Natural Flowers- Ikebana

    The first of three articles on ikebana by Marcia Shibata and guest editor Crystal Gadrud in the Shambhala Times. China is the origin of contemplative flower practice, where it was known as “kado” (huadao in Pinyin) or “Way of flowers,” an analogy for the Way of all life not only plant material.

  • Drawdown Solutions- Changing the Dream

    In our Changing the Dream Series, the Community Relations Committee of Atlanta Shambhala is currently looking at the work of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.  It is a research and public relations project, and NYTimes Best Selling Book. Our next talk will be at our Tuesday Open House, on … Continue 

  • Warrior for Humanity – January 14th, 2018

    “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.           Join us on Sunday, January 14th, from 1p – 3p at the Atlanta Shambhala Center for A … Continue