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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with Shastri Will Ryken

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White Tara Practice

with Shastri Jackie Muse

January 21st—March 25th

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

Ekajati: Queen of All Protectors

with Valerie Morvan

January 27th

Valerie Morvan will talk about Ekajati, a dharmapali described as a wrathful dakini, who is an especially important protectress of the Ati teachings. Continue »

Mamo Chants

February 1st—February 10th

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Grandmother's Soup: The Charnel Ground of Birth, Life, and Death

with John Rockwell

February 3rd

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