Shambhala Day Message from Jesse Grimes- Head of Dorje Kasung

Dear friends and Shambhalians, Last summer I participated in the Magyal Pomra Encampment in Nova Scotia. I have such vivid and powerful memories of standing shoulder to shoulder in the cold, the rain, the heat, and raising good head and shoulders. Memories of irritation and heartbreak, giving way to kasung confidence and memories of simply … Continue 

Introduction to Basic Goodness Series with Acharya Adam Lobel

Sylvie Sings- Children’s Day 2015

Jampa Pawo

Being with Jampa Pawo- by Norma Harris Last year Atlanta Shambhala received an email from Les Ste. Marie at Gampo Abbey. He was passing on a request from a man on death row in Georgia who had been meditating and studying buddhism. His wish was to receive refuge and bodhisattva vows. On October 3, 2014, … Continue 

Norma and Dan to Make Green Dragon Their Home

“It just makes sense. We have to pay rent somewhere. . . . “ Dan Phillips and Norma Harris will be moving into the Green Dragon (the house behind the children’s playset) in November. Practically speaking, having the director and his wife living  in this property will help the center by providing consistent monthly income … Continue 

Private Poetry Unveiled – by A’nji Sings

The following blog post comes to us from A’nji Sings, who is a member of the Meetup group “Private Poetry Unveiled.”  Enjoy! Private Poetry Unveiled by A’nji Sings A Poet often writes from the heart of things both internal and external to our human experience. It can be true, honest and private. The poets of … Continue 

Two Shastris Are More Auspicious Than One!

Congratulations to our new Shastris! Shastri Jackie Muse and Shastri Renee Cowan both took their oaths today during the Harvest of Peace celebration. In the Shambhala community, shashtris oversee Practice and Education and the curriculum known as the Way of Shambhala. Another essential role is the training of meditation guides, instructors and teachers. We’re grateful … Continue 

Harvest of Peace

Please join us on Sunday, September 20th for the annual Harvest of Peace. We are working on new proposals for the Center that will affect our future. We will share more about this at the Harvest of Peace and would like you to join us to learn more .   The schedule is as follows: 11:00am … Continue 

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows Offered Oct. 4

Refuge Vows are open to anyone who wants to make a “formal” commitment to the Buddhist Path. The refuge vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one’s practice and training. It is the formal commitment to being a Buddhist, following the example of the Buddha Shakyamuni, his … Continue 

Face to Face: Brenda Collins

Hello again from the Atlanta Shambhala Center’s Face to Face series. Our newest interview is with Brenda Collins, an active member of the Atlanta Shambhala community. F2F: How did you first become involved with the Shambhala community? Brenda: I started meditating on a regular basis when I was attending a non-denominational Spiritual community. The Spiritual … Continue