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with Hope Martin
Saturday, March 24 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hope’s one-day workshop where she provides practical guidance on how to be upright, supported and relaxed in your practice sessions, and in your life.


March 25 – 31, 2018

 We welcome the return of Hope Martin for the ninth year leading this unique week-long retreat which includes her daily highly skilled hands-on work applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to sitting meditation practice.
Open To All.


Radical Conversation
Liberation Through Anger with Lama Rod Owens
February 24-25


Historically and of late, we have witnessed how anger gives way to violence. How do we begin working with this energy in our practice, transforming anger in our minds and in our environments into peace? How do we understand that anger is actually an important teacher for us?


Quote of the Week

The Art of Being Human

Shambhala Training Level I
New Format!
Five Wednesday Evenings

February 28 – March 21
7:00 – 9:00 PM
with Shastri Sue Gilman

This is the starting point of the Way of Shambhala Path of the Warrior. The Art of Being Human is the experience of becoming familiar with our own nature. This is an opportunity to discover and explore our inherent strength, wisdom and compassion. NEW – This is being offered in a weekly class format.



Meditation in Everyday Life

Weekend Format – March 2 – 4
with Stephanie Lindemann, John Johnson, and Julie Aiken 

Meditation in Everyday Life is a weekend course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense.


Serving the Sangha


Sangha members (and non-parents) Anne Borden and Marina Watts are continuing to take shifts for our current Sunday childcare, but the goal is to get more sangha members, including parents, to take on shifts (10-11:15 and/or 11:15 – 12:30) to spread this responsibility across the entire community and increase sustainability.  The current plan is to get two people to sign up for each shift.

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Sangha News

Shambhala Families with Children
March Meeting
Friday, March 2nd at 6PM!

Pizza will be provided. The Center will chip in and appreciate families chipping in too.
PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, February 28 so we know how much pizza to get.

Shastri Sue Gilman is now on the Board of Compassionate Atlanta

Apriel Jessup is leading an Island Ford Hike
Saturday March 17, 9:45 AM
Along the Chattahoochee River
Trail head address: 8800 Roberts Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Questions? 770-990-3489

Recurring Events

A Contemplative Approach to Examining White Privilege

Second Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Next meeting Sunday, February 11, 2018

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

Next meeting Monday, February 12, 2018

Queer Dharma Brunch

Select Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Next meeting March 17

Shambhala Meditation Study Group with Shastri Jackie Muse
Third Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Writing the Mind Alive
Select Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Young Meditators
First Friday of each month, 7:00-9:00 PM

This Week at the Center

  • Tuesday Open House February 20, Imagining Peace in Gun Country Dan Phillips
  • Sunday Open House February 25, Greater Intention Brings Greater Joy Shastri Jackie Muse

    Free child care is offered for ages 3-12, 10:00am-11:30pm, so parents can take part in the Open House.

  • Tuesday Open House  February 27,  Social Degradation and Enlightened Society Bill Solomon

 Upcoming Programs

February 24 – 25: Radical Conversation with Lama Rod Owens

March 10: Learn to Meditate

March 24: Downright / Upright with Hope Martin

March 25 – 31: Shape of Awake with Hope Martin

April 5 – May 10: The Basic Goodness of Reality

April 6 – 8: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Level III

April 11 – May 9: Joy in Everyday Life

April 13 – 15: Outrageous & Inscrutable

April 14: Learn to Meditate

April 21: Umdze Training

April 22: Annual Members Day

Regional Program Schedule

Monthly Calendar

Meditation in Greater Atlanta
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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