Programs

Refuge Vow Preparatory Class

with Stephanie Lindemann & Christopher Wenger

December 9th—December 16th

This class presents the essence of the Three Jewels, in which all Buddhists take refuge--the Buddha as our example, the Dharma as the path, and the Sangha as the community of fellow practitioners. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

with Valerie Morvan

December 9th—December 16th

The Bodhisattva Vow is the entrance to the Mahayana path. Continue »

The Dharma of A Christmas Carol - Dramatic Reading and Dharma Discussion

December 14th

Basic Goodness and Community are the Themes Here Continue »

Learn To Meditate (Grant Park)

with Norma Harris

December 15th

This 3-hour class will help you start and establish a mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Continue »

Community Bonfire

December 15th

2nd Annual Community Bonfire. All Are Welcome. Continue »

People of Color Sangha

December 17th

Open to all who identify as persons of color. This is our December meeting. We will NOT meet on the 10th or 24th. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 22nd

This is a time for the community to gather, practice and delight in conversation and in each other's company. All members are invited, the lung (sadhana transmission) is not a prerequisite for these monthly events. Continue »

Winter Solstice Gathering

December 22nd

Bringing Light to the Center Continue »

Four Dignities Winter Weekthun Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

December 26th—December 31st

Wintertime and the end of the year is a great time to stop, be still, and tune into your mind and life. In this week of retreat, there will be two practice tracks, for Shamatha and Vajrayana practioners. Continue »

The Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 30th

Prerequisite: having taken refuge at least 6 months previously and a recommendation from a senior Shambhala meditation instructor. Continue »

The Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 30th

This ceremony marks the formal entrance into the Buddhist path. Continue »

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Grant Park)

with Norma Harris

January 8th—February 26th (2019)

MBSR is a program designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn of U Mass upon which much research has been conducted. Mindfulness practices reduce stress and enhance quality of life. For new students and those who want to reestablish a regular practice. Continue »

Learn To Meditate (Decatur)

January 12th (2019)

This 3-hour class will help you start and establish a mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Sue Gilman

January 19th—January 20th (2019)

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. Continue »

Learn To Meditate (Grant Park)

January 19th (2019)

This 3-hour class will help you start and establish a mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Continue »

Learn To Meditate (Decatur)

February 9th (2019)

Downright/Upright

with Hope Martin

March 23rd (2019)

During this full day of instruction and practice, Hope Martin will share basic principles of the Alexander Technique that help us find habitual holding patterns and release them so that our meditation can become more comfortable and free. Continue »

Shape of Awake Weekthun

with Hope Martin

March 24th—March 30th (2019)

Atlanta welcomes Hope Martin to lead her Weekthun for the tenth year! Please join us! Continue »