Buddhist groups in
Warning - There are all kinds of
people calling themselves Buddhists. Some of them do not have
your best interests at heart. Some of them want your money and
some of them are cults. I list any group here that requests
listing, but I do not necessarily approve of all of them. For
more about money, power and cult issues in Buddhist groups, click here.
- Most people get lots of benefits from regular meditation, but for
some people meditation can be very harmful and can lead to psychotic
episodes and long term psychological problems. This is a good article that talks about some of the dangers.
Buddhist Groups with web pages:
Insight Meditation Community - Vipassana Community - Facebook Page
Shambhala Center - Group started by Chogyam
Trungpa. Offers free meditation instruction in both a
Buddhist and a non-sectarian form. Offers many other
Soto Zen Center
- Zen Buddhist center in Atlanta, Georgia
Circle - Dhammakaya Georgia Meditation Center -
Theravada Buddhist Temple and Dhammakaya
Meditation in Thai tradition
- Welcomes all who are seeking peace and true happiness.
Loseling Monastery - Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in
Ling Buddhist Center - Tibetan Buddhist center of the
- Emory Buddhist Club
- A student-led effort to provide a weekly opportunity for anyone
with any interest in Buddhism to meet, practice, and learn.
Buddhist Vihara Sri Lanka group with classes in English. Theravada
Buddhist Temple and
Vipassana Meditation. Lithonia Ga.
Meditation Community of Georgia - Vipassana meditation
- Midtown Atlanta Zen
Group - Offering weekly Zen meditation, monthly one day sits, and
bi-yearly multi-day retreats in
the Soto Zen tradition
- Neo American Buddhist
Myohoji - Throughout his life, Nichidatsu
Fujii practiced a path to
based upon Buddhist ideals. Today, the order that he founded, Nipponzan
Myohoji (the Japan Buddha Sangha), carries on this work through walks,
construction of pagodas dedicated to peace, and their constant practice
Springs Insight Meditation - For
people interested in
learning about and practicing Insight (Vipassana) Meditation.
Refuge Sangha - Spiritual practice community in the
Insight/Vipassana tradition located in the Decatur/Atlanta
Center - Offers classes in several Atlanta locations. Member
of the New Kadampa Tradition
- Non-Denominational Community
culture of awakening nurtured 2,500 years ago by the Buddha. This
dynamic new group that I recommend you investigate.
- Roswell Insight Meditation
Community Vipassana group in Roswell Ga.
- Two Hands Sangha - Lawrenceville, GA based
inspired by the teachings of Against The Stream Buddhist
Meditation Society and Dharma Punx groups, and the teachings of Thich
- Vien Ngo Buddhist Zen Center - Lawrenceville Ga. Vietnamese group in the tradition ot Thich Naht Hanh with some classes in English
- Wat Buddha Bucha Theraveda
of Thai origin. They have meditation classes in English and
welcome non Thais. Telephone (404) 284-2416
An urban haven dedicated to stillness.
Buddhist Groups without web pages:
Other directories of Buddhist
groups in Atlanta:
I try to keep this site up to date and complete, but the
directories are also good, and may have sites that I have not listed:
Buddhist sites not in Atlanta
groups that may be of
interest to people interested in Buddhism
A few Buddhist Blogs that I like
There are many events going on every day at the
different centers. Contact the specific groups for their
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updated June 5, 2014