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Covid update: A list of live webcast and virtual classes, meditation groups, and chanting services is on our website http://www.atlantabuddhism.org (https://georgiameditation.org/online.html) and at http://sfzen.org/virtualchurch

A good resource for beginners is StudyBuddhism.com

Coronavirus Info Last Updated July 23, 2021

IN-PERSON MEDITATION AND BUDDHIST EVENTS HAVE RESUMED AT THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

Atlanta Pure Land Association Mietoville Academy: Mindful Chanting Service every Sunday at 9am - 12pm

Roswell Insight Meditation Community: Small group meditation every Monday at 6:30pm (also Zoom)

Sandy Springs Insight Meditation: Small group meditation every Wednesday at 7pm at UU Northwest Universalist Unitarian Church (also Zoom)

Buddhanara Temple: Small group meditation every Saturday at 9am

ONLINE ONLY at these groups:

Dharma Jewel Monastery Atlanta Zen Meditation Center | Drepung Loseling Monastery | Atlanta Insight Meditation Community | Kim Cang Monastery | Wat Dhammakaya Georgia Meditation Circle | Jun Dung Sa Temple | Atlanta Shambhala Center | Dharma Drum Mountain Atlanta | Elder Care | Emory Buddhist Club | Georgia Buddhist Vihara | Emory-Tibet Week | Atlanta Buddhism Association | America Dhamma Society Pa-Auk Tawya Vipassanadhura Hermitage Georgia

Atlanta local group live virtual meetings! All welcome to join online.

Daily, either in the morning or evening: Compassion Meditation with Cognitively Based Compassion Therapy (Emory-Tibet Partnership CBCT)

https://www.compassion.emory.edu/cbct-daily-practice.html

Mondays at 6:30pm: Roswell Insight Meditation Community

http://www.roswellinsightmeditation.org/

First Tuesday at 5:30pm: Medicine Buddha Puja with Tibetan Buddhist monks

http://www.drepung.org

Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Public Buddhist Teaching with Drepung Loseling Monastery

https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288

Wednesdays at 7pm: Sandy Springs Insight Meditation group meditation and discussion

https://sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org/

Wednesdays at 7pm: Dhammakaya with Meditation Circle:

https://zoom.us/j/743087836

Thursdays at 6pm: Guided Meditation with Emory Buddhist Club

https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945

Fridays at 8pm: What Would Guan Yin Do - Buddhism in Modern Life through Exploring the Lotus Sutra, hosted by Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp in collaboration with Berkeley Buddhist Monastery / Dharma Realm Buddhist University

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82908864838?pwd=NEhsTjl0empFbVBLa3FVN1pJK1pIUT09

Saturdays at 9am: Vipassana meditation with Georgia Buddhist Vihara

https://zoom.us/j/99758531863?pwd=UXhQcmxIekIwQTE4Z1JBMFRyQUIrQT09

Meeting ID: 997 5853 1863

Passcode: 906250

Saturdays at 5pm: Small group online Zen meditation and discussion with Jun Dung Sa Temple

Google Meet, register in advance (https://atlantajundungsa.org/)

Sundays at 10am: Shambhala Atlanta virtual open house

atlanta.shambhala.org

Sundays at 11am: Guided Meditation with Drepung Loseling Monastery Atlanta

https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288

Online Live Buddhist Classes from around the Country in English:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery goes online:

Morning and Evening Prayer, Mindful Recitation, Chanting of Mantras and Sutras, Zen Meditation, and Bowing Practices

Daily 8am - 10pm (Eastern) via YouTube Live (DharmaRealmLive) and Zoom

http://www.berkeleymonastery.org/

Chanting, Meditation, and Sutta Study

Wednesdays at 10pm (Eastern) , and

Saturdays at 1pm (Eastern) : How Do you apply the Dharma to This?!

via Zoom with American Buddhist bhikkuni (nuns) in the Theravada Buddhist (Pali-based) tradition from Karuna Buddhist Vihara in California

http://www.karunabv.org/

Daily Evening Pujas

Daily at 10pm (Eastern) plus Extended Dhamma Talk on Saturdays, via Youtube Live

Every day (except the day after monthly lunar observance day) American Buddhist monks following the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah lead evening recitation and chanting of Buddhist texts in English, and silent meditation, from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California

https://www.youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron

Fridays at 9:15pm (Eastern) via Livestream

American Buddhist nun Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches Stages on the Path to Awakening (podcast downloads also available) in an online course developed with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

https://thubtenchodron.org/live/

Tibet House US has unlocked their video archives for free to all during the Covid-19 pandemic. This rich collection features a diversity of talks and topics from various speakers:

https://tibethouse.us/video-library/

Find links to more virtual classes and great webcast resources at

http://www.sfzen.org/virtualchurch

American Buddhist Songs - new release album Good Karma Music

http://dharmaradio.org/

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MeditateAtlanta.orgMeetup features regular and special events representing various traditions of Buddhist meditation throughout Atlanta, such as Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Insight / Vipassana Meditation, and Mindfulness Practice. Drop in any week - newcomers welcome! All events below are free, in English, and open to beginners.

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Regular Weekly Events:

SEE ABOVE (once Covid is controlled we will replace this section)

and many more regular events! Visit http://www.georgiameditation.org or write us at info [ a t ] georgiameditation [ dot] org ( info@georgiameditation.org ) to get a monthly newsletter!

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AtlantaBuddhism.org Upcoming Special Events (free!):

- Georgia Buddhist Scholarship -- for students age 13 - 22, including cash prize for high school seniors, as well as awards for use at educational programs such as Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp (http://www.georgiabuddhistcamp.com/) or retreats at Dharma Realm Buddhist University (http://www.drbu.org/).

- Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, next TBD, 9am - 5pm, at Kim Cang Monastery (https://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Buddhism-Events/events/241666043/)

- Guan Yin Blessing Ceremony & Lotus Sutra chanting: Eighty Eight Buddhas Repentance Ceremony, Date TBD 9:15am - 12:15pm, at Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://www.dharmajewel.us/events)

- Meditation Practice, Tai-Chi and exercise, silent sitting and walking sessions, Zen retreat TBD at Dharma Drum Mountain (http://www.ddmbaatlanta.com)

- The Diamond of Perfect Wisdom Sutra Service, cancelled indefinitely, at Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://www.dharmajewel.us/events)

- Guan Yin Recitation & Meditation Residential Retreat at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (http://www.cttbusa.org/)- Beginner's Track in English available, application here at DRBUX (http://www.drbux.org/), in California.

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Global Disaster Relief Efforts by Tzu Chi

Please donate to help those in need from recent hurricanes and fires. One reputable charity to consider is Tzu Chi USA, a Buddhist group helping all in need -- already with $7 million distributed directly to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Visit TzuChi.us (http://www.tzuchi.us/)

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Dharma Jewel Monastery, Zen meditation center in Atlanta, invites you to guided meditation and a sequential weekly fundamental concepts of Buddhism class! Join us on TBD at 6:30pm, all welcome! Classes are led by dedicated Buddhist monastics who have years of meditation experience and rigorous training and devote their entire lives to authentic Zen practice. Courses are offered at no charge. Everyone is welcome. Children's class on weekends. Register today at www.DharmaJewel.US (http://www.dharmajewel.us/)

Upcoming events (5)

Medicine Buddha Puja at Drepung Loseling Monastery (Online Only!)

Medicine Buddha Puja (healing ceremony) will be on Livestream (online only) the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
Following this, the Public Buddhist Teaching will be livecast EVERY Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Join us on Livestream online streaming from Drepung Loseling Monastery Atlanta - please only attend virtually, the center is not open to the public in person at this time.

This is a great service to pray for healing and the compassionate potential of all beings.
Plus, the Sunday weekly meditations will be livecast at 11am on the same livestream from Drepung Loseling Monastery.
https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288

Also, given coronavirus, there is a daily compassion meditation with Emory Compassion training, free but sign up at https://compassion.emory.edu/cbct-daily-practice.html

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The first Tuesday of the month, join us for a Medicine Buddha Practice at and a public Buddhist talk by a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Drepung Loseling Monastery. (http://www.drepung.org)

New? Everyone is welcome. The Medicine Buddha Practice is a short session combining brief guided meditation, chanting of mantras, visualization, and Buddhist prayers. It helps promote individual, social, environmental and global healing. Please join this communal meditation to enhance healing and well-being for yourself, your friends and family members.

Drepung Loseling Monastery - Weekly free events open to all:
Sundays at 11am: Basics of Meditation
Tuesdays at 5:30pm: Medicine Buddha Practice led by a Buddhist monk
Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Public Buddhist talk with a Buddhist monk
Thursdays at 7pm: Compassion Meditation

Everyone may join, no pre-requisites for the events listed above. As this is a temple, we recommend modest attire, but you may wear anything that is comfortable. We will take off our shoes to meditate. There is no charge, though donations are welcome.

Drepung Loseling Monastery is the authentic Tibetan Buddhist center in Atlanta supported by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. A center for the cultivation of both heart and intellect, it provides a sanctuary for the nurturance of inner peace and kindness, community understanding, and global healing. Drepung Loseling Monastery has a long history in Tibet with main monastery now in India, and is academically affiliated with Emory University.

www.drepung.org

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Online Only: Public Buddhist Teaching at Drepung Loseling Monastery

Drepung Loseling Monastery

Every Tuesday evening, join us ONLINE VIA LIVESTREAM for a public Buddhist talk by a Tibetan Buddhist monk at 6:30pm at Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org). These weekly events are free and open to the public. A Medicine Buddha prayer service will be held monthly at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday, via Livestream as well.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: ONLINE ONLY CURRENTLY

Drepung Loseling Monastery has indefinitely suspended in-person group events due to the coronavirus COVID19 outbreak concerns.
The Public Buddhist Teaching will be livecast every Tuesday at 6:30pm. A Medicine Buddha Puja will be livecast the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. The Sunday meditation will be livecast at 11am.

There will also be CBCT Compassion Based Meditation via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm, and
Sundays at 9:00 am.

Please find the link to the live streaming webcast on Drepung's website or at https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288
CBCT Zoom : https://compassion.emory.edu/cbct-covid19-response.html

Drepung Loseling Monastery - Weekly events open to all:

Sundays at 11am: Basics of Meditation
First Tuesday at 5:30pm: Medicine Buddha Practice led by a Buddhist monk
Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Public Buddhist talk with a Buddhist monk
Thursdays at 7pm: Compassion Meditation

Everyone may join, no pre-requisites for the events listed above. As this is a temple, we recommend modest attire, but you may wear anything that is comfortable. We will take off our shoes to meditate. There is no charge, though donations are welcome.

Drepung Loseling is the authentic Tibetan Buddhist center in Atlanta frequented by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. A center for the cultivation of both heart and intellect, it provides a sanctuary for the nurturance of inner peace and kindness, community understanding, and global healing. Drepung Loseling Monastery has a long history in Tibet and main monastery now in India, and is academically affiliated with Emory University.

http://www.drepung.org

Meditation and Discussion at Emory University [Online Only via Zoom]

Emory University Cannon Chapel

Emory Buddhist Club is open to all, each Thursday. We are on Zoom only for summer 2021 and plan to resume in-person when the school years starts for fall 2021.
Everyone is welcome - please go to https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945
Zoom link is also pinned on our Facebook page as well as the Google calendar on our website.

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All are invited for Emory Buddhist Club's weekly guided meditation, Dharma discussion, and tea. We meet every Thursday at 6pm on the main campus in Cannon Chapel basement room 106. Our teachers vary each week, and oftentimes include monastics from Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://www.dharmajewel.us), Kim Cang Monastery, Georgia Buddhist Vihara (http://www.gavihara.org), Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org), and more (http://www.georgiameditation.org). Beginners are welcome!

Email us at [masked] or sign up at www.BuddhistClub.org (http://www.buddhistclub.org/) for our weekly email newsletter, or sync your calendar via our website.

Free parking at Peavine parking lot (27 Eagle Row, Atlanta GA) after 5pm. (Visit Emory's website for campus map and details).

What Would Guan Yin Do: Buddhism in Modern Life (Zoom series)

WWGYD: “What Would Guan Yin Do?” is AtlantaBuddhism.org and Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp's weekly virtual session with Bhikshu Jin He from Berkeley Buddhist Monastery (a branch of Dharma Realm Buddhist Association) in California. We welcome you to join this weekly session for adults to discuss ways of interpreting the Dharma to a modern & relevant perspective, as we identify principles from culture, tradition and popular opinion. We will use the Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra to see how the Dharma plays a role in our daily lives. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Every Friday at 8pm Eastern time via Zoom
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(estimated session time: 45 minutes, in English)
Children / Youth section coming soon, stay tuned!

Join Zoom Meeting direct link:
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In addition, here's more activities you can join online:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery is adding a "Three Steps, One Bow" practice to its daily schedule of activities that are being streamed live online. Making prostrations (full bows) is a way of being mindful of body movements and cultivates humility and openness of the mind. It will be daily 10:30am - 11am Eastern time.

Daily Practice Schedule online (Eastern times listed):
Either via Zoom or on YouTube channel Dharma Realm Live, see website for details (Zoom requires signing up to get the link)

http://www.berkeleymonastery.org/

8am Eastern - Morning Ceremony
9:15am: Morning Zen Meditation
10:15am: Universal Well-Being Chanting
10:30am: Bowing Service
3pm: Guan Yin Recitation
3:30pm: Amitabha Recitation
9:30pm: Evening Ceremony
10:30pm: Mantra Heart Ceremony

In addition, online Buddhist classes in English include:

Medicine Master Buddha Sutra with Ven. Jin He: Saturdays at 8pm Eastern
Avatamsaka Sutra with Rev Heng Sure: Saturdays at 10:30pm
Dharma Q&A with Ven. Jin Chuan: Sundays at 4pm
Shurangama Mantra Review with Ven Heng Chih (*prior Buddhism experience required): Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Six Paramitas: Buddhism for the Modern Mind with Doug Powers (*prior Buddhism experience required): Wednesdays at 10:45pm
Yogācāra Study with Doug Powers: Thursdays at 6:45pm
Infinite Life Sutra (bilingual Chinese/English) with Ven. Jin Fo: Thursdays at 10:30pm
Diamond Sutra with Rev. Heng Sure: Fridays at 3:30pm
*new* WWGYD with Ven. Jin He: Fridays at 8pm (separate Zoom link from GBSC, not BBM)
Avatamsaka Lecture with Dr. Martin Verhoeven: Fridays at 10:30pm
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