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Winter Weekthun

The Sadhana of Kindness 

with Archarya John Rockwell
December 26 – 31

This year, we are honored to present a practice recently written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, called The Sadhana of Kindness: Awakening the Moon of Enlightened Society. It is the sister practice to the Shambhala Sadhana: Discovering the Sun of Basic Goodness.

Register to attend for the week, for a day, or for a half-day. This retreat is open to all; beginner and experienced meditators of all levels are warmly invited to attend.



Quote of the Week


Radical Conversation

Hosted by the Community Relations Committee

Tuesday, December 12, 7:00-9:00 PM

Exploring the Heart of Race in Body, Speech, and Mind

with Acharya John Rockwell
Shastri Sue Gilman, and Dr. Shakiyla Smith

This evening will be a mutual exploration
of how we personally experience race.

Open To All Communities


Children’s Day

December 17, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Bring the whole family to celebrate the Winter Solstice Shambhala-style with a children’s program at 11:30 AM, followed by a potluck meal at 12:30 PM.

Bring your favorite dish to share!


Young Meditators Group Presents:

Tales from the Last City
December 20, 7:00PM

Free Concert


The Art of Being Human

Shambhala Training Level I

January 6 – 7

with Shastri Jackie Muse

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Thus we can discover how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor.

This program is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.


Serving the Sangha

Aides Needed
The Art of Being Human: Level I
January 6-7, 2018
If you have attended Level III or beyond you can serve others by staffing this weekend

Sangha News

Please hold KC Wildmoon, Colette Walsh- Lewis and their families in you thoughts and practice.  KC’s sister died suddenly on Sunday, and Colette’s father is in the hospital.

Atlanta Shambhala is participating

We have offered Hope Martin’s Shape of Awake Weekthun– March25- 31st for auction.
SkyLake Retreat Auction to see our offering among other items to be auctioned.

Recurring Events

Young Meditators
First Friday of each month
Next meeting Friday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 PM

Writing the Mind Alive
Select Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Next Meeting Sunday, October 8

A Contemplative Approach to Examining White Privilege

Second Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Next meeting Sunday, October 8

People of Color Sangha
Second and Fourth Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM

Next meeting Monday, October 9

Queer Dharma Brunch
Next meeting in January 2018

on a Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


This Week at the Center

  •  Tuesday Open House December 12, Good Society Requires Hard Work Laura DeMercurio
  • Sunday Open House December 17, Children’s Day
    Free child care is offered for ages 3-12, 10:00am-11:30pm, so parents can take part in the Open House.
    Please Note – December 24 & 31 There will be NO Child Care
  • Sadhana of Mahamudra Monday, December 18, 7:00 PM This Vajrayana Practice Is Open To All
  • Tuesday Open House December 19,  Changing the Dream  Dan Phillips or Norma Harris

 Upcoming Programs

December 16: Gathering for Shambhala Guides and MIs

December 16: Winter Community Bonfire

December 20: Young Meditators Present – Tales from the Last City

December 26 – 31: Winter Weekthun

January 6 – 7: The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

January 10 – February 7: Meditation in Everyday Life

January 13: Learn to Meditate

January 26 – 28: Meek & Perky

February 9-11: Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

February 17: Shambhala Day – Year of the Earth Dog

February 17: Shambhala New Year Celebration

February 19 – March 19: Contentment in Everyday Life

March 24: Downright / Upright with Hope Martin

March 25 – 31: Shape of Awake with Hope Martin

Regional Program Schedule

Monthly Calendar

Meditation in Greater Atlanta
Mondays 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Atlanta Public Library Midtown Branch

Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm

Do you own a Business?
Contact Sally Larrick to publicize your business in the Sangha Services & Business Directory.

Group Meditation Schedule: Weekly Schedule

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