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.

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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 

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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 

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Two Taoist Programs w/ Eva Wong

   As we usher in 2018, most of us will agree that we are seeking to find ways to experience more inner peace, while aspiring to encourage peace outside of ourselves as well.  The Shambhala Center of Atlanta has two programs coming in early December that address these two aspirations through ancient wisdom & teachings. … Continue 

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Radical Dharma for Radical Times

Renowned as  “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America,” Rev, angel Kyodo williams will join us at the Shambhala Meditation of Atlanta on  Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28th. If you’ve never experienced the powerful presence and message of Rev. williams, this is your opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation and meditation as … Continue 

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Join Us…to Make the Impossible Possible

  For many of us, the world today feels aggressive and speedy.  Even the most grounded people we know at times express a shakiness, a doubt that Basic Goodness is alive in our society.  As members of Shambhala, we are striving to not only get in touch with our own Basic Goodness, but – and … Continue 

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Arts & Culture Leadership Workshop: ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CREATIVELY THROUGH THE ARTS

ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CREATIVELY THROUGH THE ARTS An Arts & Culture Leadership Workshop With support from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture* (www.usdac.us), together we are hosting an interactive workshop where artists and activists are invited to come together and engage in an artistic experience of community building. We will explore our current … Continue 

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Shambhala Warriorship & Leadership in Challenging Times

“May you live in interesting times.” – ancient Chinese curse, oft quoted by Robert F. Kennedy & Hunter S. Thompson   There’s no denying these are interesting and, yes, challenging times.  The Sakyong has referred to it as an age of aggression and greed.  We see it in the headlines and on the often fearful … Continue 

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Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows

This September, the Shambhala Center will offer the opportunity to take the Refuge Vow and the Bodhisattva Vow.  These are two formal commitments along the Buddhist Path.   Here is some information about each vow, as well as details about preparation,  requirements, and links to the registration pages.  The Refuge Vow Open to anyone who … Continue 

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Norma Harris has been appointed as Director of Societal Health & Well-Being

  Norma has already begun her work in focusing on the development of deleks, along with the members of her committee, Laura McNulty and Annie Price. Societal Health & Well-Being (SHWB) promotes and supports the ongoing development of community within our center. Safeguarding the view that a community that enjoys being together, celebrating together and … Continue 

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