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Practicing Radical Dharma

with Reverend angel Kyodo williams
October 27 – 28

Called “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America,” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. Reverend angel will lead our community in an interactive weekend of conversation and contemplation around the intersection of justice and love.

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Quote of the Week

 


Atlanta Shambhala Community Relations- Changing the Dream Event
based on Drawdown editted by Paul Hawkin


Contentment in Everyday Life

Open to Everyone
Contentment in Everyday Life
Monday Evenings, October 16- November 13*

*date change
with Norma Harris & Dan Phillips Monday Evenings    |    7:00 – 9:00 PM

This five-week course directly addresses the issues that bring many people to meditation: working with challenging emotions, overcoming poverty mentality, dealing with habitual self-criticism, learning to make friends with ourselves, learning to live our lives with more appreciation and joy. It’s a great journey.

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 Birth of a Warrior:
Shambhala Training Level II

November 10-12  (NEW DATES)

Building on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I, this course explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Through opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

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The Great Turning

October 15, 12 PM – 2 PM

3rd in the Changing the Dream Series

Based on the work of Joanna Macy and facilitated by Beth Remmes, we will discuss the ways in which our Industrial Growth Society is showing signs of instability and then identify ways in which we can be active participants in the Great Turning, as we move towards a Life Sustaining Society.

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Young Meditators PresentSaturday, October 7, 7:00 PM
This Event is Open to All Everyone

Join us on the lawn. Bring your own drink, snacks, and blanket to cozy up for a good movie!
If inclement weather arises, we will host the event in the shrine room instead.


Fall Drala Meditation Hike

October 28, 9 AM – 9 PM

Join leader Bill Solomon for a moderate day hike in the North Georgia mountains.  Further details can be found here.

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December Programs with Eva Wong

Sunzi’s Art of Peace: December 2     –    9 AM to 6 PM
The Tao of Living a Healthy Life: December 3     –    9 AM to 6 PM

Sunzi’s Art of Peace
Sunzi, one of the greatest military strategist of all time, is often quoted as saying that the best way to end war is not to have one in the first place. In this program, we will explore how to use principles and techniques in Sunzi’s The Art of War to “wage” peace and be victorious over war, aggression, and hate. Facilitated by Eva Wong and William Ryken, the program will also feature Taoist situation awareness practices that sensitize our relationship to family, work, and social space. Open to all.

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The Tao of Living a Healthy Life
More people are turning to Taoism for inspiration and guidance in everyday living. Join Eva Wong for a day of Taoist health practices that includes qigong, Taoist-style quiet sitting, tea appreciation, and advice on Taoist foods for health. The program also features a presentation of Eva’s newest book Being Taoist and how to use it to guide daily living.

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Serving the Sangha

All who are interested in working with flower arranging, Phill Harrold is assembling a Flower Team to keep our spaces beautified.

Please contact volunteer@atlantashambhalacenter.org to find out more.


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 Saturday, October 21
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Sangha News 

Attendees at last weekend’s Wisdom in Everyday Life class composed a poem they’d like to share with the Sangha:

Sunday Morning Live

Close up nakedness
is real
Orange becomes a footstep
to the glittering sky
Joyful faces
How I love the orange hose
Acorns, pinecones & green leaves
the outrageousness of
swaying treetops
Ordinary magic
breaking through
MMMM
The expressed wisdom of living things
captures
a simple snapshot
of your natural power
Contained but uncontained
there and not there
The windhorse.


Want to Help?

The Community Relations Committee wants to thank all those who contributed donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief.

As the result of other Hurricane Disasters, we continue to assist our Partner in providing them with donations.  Here are the following updates:

  • Diapers sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Adult diapers for senior citizens (sizes M/L and L/XL)
  • Pull-ups sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T,  and 4T-5T
  • Wipes

We are also collecting personal hygiene items:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Infant Formula (Powdered only)
  • Dressings
  • Bandages

No Food items
Please put your donation in the meditation room behind the shoe closet.  Thanks


at evolation yoga210 8th St.

Open House and Learn to Meditate – Sunday, June 18


This Week at the Center

  •  Tuesday Open House October 3, Changing the Dream Norma Harris
  • Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana  Thursday, October 5, 7:30 pm Open To All Members of Shambhala
  • Sunday Open House  October 8, The Six Paramitas, #6 – Prajna Rhonda Reno
    Free child care is offered every Sunday for ages 3-12, 10:00am-12:00pm, so parents can take part in the Open House.
  • Tuesday Open House October 10, Human Nature, Harmony and Survival Christopher Wenger

 Upcoming Programs

October 10 – November 6: Contentment in Everyday Life

October 14: Learn to Meditate

October 15: Changing the Dream Series – The Great Turning

October 15: Atlanta Pride – March with Atlanta Shambhala

October 22: Learn to Meditate – Midtown

October 22: Privilege and Prejudice, a Community Conversation

October 27 – 28: Practicing Radical Dharma

November 10-12: Birth of a Warrior – Shambhala Training Level 2
*MOVED FROM OCTOBER 6-8

November 11: Learn to Meditate

November 18 – 19: Deepening Our Community of Educators

December 2: Sunzi’s Art of Peace

December 3: The Tao of Healthy Living

December 4: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 8-10: Rigden

December 17: Learn to Meditate – Midtown

December 26 – 31: Winter Weekthun

Regional Program Schedule

Monthly Calendar


 at evolation yoga – 210 8th St.

 One Saturday a Month
Mindfulness Stress Reduction

One Sunday a Month
Open House and
Learn to Meditate

 

 


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

Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm


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