A Message from The Working Committee On Health and Well-Being

As of June 2017, the Atlanta Shambhala Center is composed of 184 members. Community is an important aspect of Shambhala and we know our members value it. Because we are separated by busy lives and travel times that for many exceed an hour, we have created deleks, which are groups formed by locale. Shambhala has a tradition of organizing groups in this way that began with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1968. (The word delek has several meanings, one of them being remaining beautifully.)

We have 14 deleks at the present time, some with five members, some have with 15 members. They can be social, may involve meditation practice, and/or be activity-oriented – whatever the group wants.

Our hope is that we better get to know the people who live closest to us who are of like mind and practice so that we can deepen our connection. Through regular social interaction, we become familiar with sangha, the meditation community, and this can lead to many ways of being there for each other.

Deleks are open to all Shambhala members. If you are a member and have not been contacted by a delek leader, please contact Laura McNulty: [email protected]. If you are not a member and would like to be, we welcome you. Please contact Sally Larrick: [email protected].

With best wishes for your health and well-being,

Norma Harris

Director, Societal Health and Well-Being




6 thoughts on “A Message from The Working Committee On Health and Well-Being

  1. Please put me on your list. East Point/Historic College Park/Woodward Academy area. I believe you have my email…but not sure I have seen anything about this. I remember when we talked about it in a meeting quite some time ago, but I don’t get to the center much due to traffic….so glad to see it is unfolding and forming out. 🙂

    • Not sure if u have my address Tim Cordier 1215 Hosea L Williams Atlanta 30317 ph# 404 915 4693 looking forward to this opportunity

    • Robbin,

      We are using the membership database to contact people. Are you a member? If not, let’s talk. If so, please give me your full name so I can make sure you are on the list. [email protected]

  2. I attended the temple for about 3 years, and am now starting to attend meditation sessions again.

    Please let me know about any activities

    • Hi Brenda, I’m so glad you’re coming back to the Atlanta Shambhala Center. The deleks are being formed from our members’ list. Would you like to become a member? You can call me, Sally Larrick 203 214-8595, to talk about it. I’m the Membership Chair. Thanks!

  3. Hello Sally and Norma,
    I have spoken to you, Sally, regarding other interests at Shambhala and am very much wanting to get involved with the deleks.
    I am gay and live in Woodstock, GA. I feel somewhat isolated from both the Buddhist community as well as the gay community. I’d love to meet more people in my area and be able to share my Buddhist beliefs and meditation practice.
    Please be sure my email address and name appear on your contact list or you can contact me at 678-427-2220.