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 

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 

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 … Continue 

MLK Day Celebration & Conversation – January 15th

Join us on January 15th, 2017  from 1 PM – 4 PM  as the Atlanta Shambhala Center’s Community Relations Presents Poetry readings, musical performances and contemplative discussions in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Atlanta Shambhala Meditation Center – Main Sanctuary Suggested Donation of $15 In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we … Continue 

Blog Posts From Standing Rock

From Stephen Wood at Standing Rock: Wednesday, 11/23/16 Daily update.  Please send to all family and feel free to share on FB. You may have heard and are hearing many different viewpoints and opinions to Sunday’s extreme escalation of violence and peaceful protest between the Water Protectors and the militarized law enforcement, private contractors, and … Continue 

National Call to Action Day for Standing Rock November 15th

  From Stephen Wood– Today is a National Call to Action Day for Standing Rock! We’ll be accepting Donations and offering Information at the Shambhala Meditation Center tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the Community Room. The regular weekly Public Meditation and Discussion is at 7:00 pm for those that wish to join. Mediation … Continue 

Radical Conversations continue…

RADICAL CONVERSATIONS Conversations on Race, Black Prophetic Traditions and Shambhala Traditions A Five Part Series Open To All Communities & Free of Charge HOSTED & FACILITATED BY BRENDA COLLINS Healing Through the Dharma October 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Lama Rod Owens, teacher and writer Officially recognized by the Kagyu school of … Continue 

Healthcare Professionals Initiative

To the Shambhala Community: A group of Healthcare Professionals in the community have begun a dialogue over the past year about envisioning what a Shambhala Health Department would look like.  If we had the opportunity to develop our own health care system, what would we do?  If we could build, from the ground up, a comprehensive healthcare … Continue 

Radical Conversations Series

Here is an audio file of our September 3rd Radical Conversation with Reverend Brady Radford:  

Path of Freedom…Because We’re All Doing Time.

  Perhaps you’ve heard the story of Fleet Maull, who served 14 years of a 25 year sentence and turned his time in prison into an opportunity to help others find a new path through meditation and mindful responsibility. Maybe you saw the films The Dhamma Brothers and Doing Time, Doing Vipassana. Maybe you read the … Continue