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COVID19 Update: Stay Home! A list of webcast and virtual classes, meditation groups, and chanting services is now available on our website http://www.atlantabuddhism.org (https://georgiameditation.org/online.html) and at http://www.sfzen.org/online-study

A good resource for beginners is StudyBuddhism.com (http://studybuddhism.com/)

The fundamental tenet of Buddhism is to first, do no harm, and so until we can be reassured that the risks of meeting in person are low, we encourage you to practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible. Please check back regarding COVID-19 updates, and we hope you stay safe.

Last Updated May 12, 2020: Are you re-opening? Due to safety precautions regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, all group events including religious worship, Sunday services, Children's classes, vegetarian cooking demos, and meditation retreats are indefinitely cancelled in person. Join us at home online instead, apart yet together.

Please note that almost every meditation group, Dharma center, and Buddhist monastery in the Atlanta area have cancelled group events. Religious and other events are cancelled in person at these Atlanta-area Buddhist churches and temples:

Dharma Jewel Monastery | Drepung Loseling Monastery | Atlanta Insight Meditation Community | Kim Cang Monastery | Wat Dhammakaya Georgia Meditation Circle | Jun Dung Sa Temple | Atlanta Shambhala Center | Atlanta Pure Land Association Mietoville Academy | Dharma Drum Mountain Atlanta | Elder Care | Roswell Insight Meditation Community | Emory Buddhist Club | Georgia Buddhist Vihara | Sandy Springs Insight Meditation | 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 at 9am and 7pm: Compassion Meditation with Cognitively Based Compassion Therapy (Emory-Tibet Partnership)
https://emory.zoom.us/j/276440184

Mondays at 7pm: Roswell Insight Meditation Community
https://zoom.us/j/3215474076 (https://zoom.us/j/3215474076?pwd=dXhIRUpvNXhaRGlNb3Fsbnp3S1F1dz09)

Tuesdays at 5:30pm: Medicine Buddha Puja with Tibetan Buddhist monks
https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288

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://zoom.us/j/5332665254 (https://zoom.us/j/5332665254?pwd=YVNXNytyZGhLSXUyMmdDOHNodklBZz09)

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

Saturdays at 9am: Vipassana meditation with Georgia Buddhist Vihara
Cisco Webex link (https://meetingsamer4.webex.com/meetingsamer4/j.php?MTID=m240099bfd8ea554ac0c376c39d4b165c)

*new* Saturdays at 3pm: Guided Meditation and Discussion with Kim Cang Monastery
https://zoom.us/j/71501572548

Sundays at 10am: Shambhala Atlanta virtual open house
https://zoom.us/j/641805032 (https://slack-redir.net/link?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F641805032&v=3)

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) via UberConference
with American Buddhist bhikkuni (nuns) in the Theravada Buddhist (Pali-based) tradition from Karuna Buddhist Vihara in California
https://www.uberconference.com/room/santussika8

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

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MeditateAtlanta.org (http://www.georgiameditation.org/) Meetup 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:

Sundays at 9am: Vipassana Meditation at Georgia Buddhist Vihara (http://www.gavihara.org/)

Sundays at 11am: Beginner's Meditation at Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org/)

Sundays at 2pm: Diamond Sutra Chanting (bilingual) at Dharma Jewel Monastery

Sundays at 10:30am: Children's Meditation at Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://www.dharmajewel.us) (bi-weekly, please register in advance)

Mondays at 6:30pm: Beginner's Zen Meditation and Buddhism Class (sequential weekly course 1/13/20 - 3/16/20) at Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://www.dharmajewel.us/)

Mondays at 6:30pm: Insight Meditation at Roswell Insight Meditation (http://roswellinsightmeditation.org)

Mondays at 6:30pm: Atlanta Insight Meditation Community (https://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Insight-Meditation-Community/)

Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Medicine Buddha Service at Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org)

Tuesdays at 7:30pm: Public Buddhist Teaching at Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org)

Wednesdays at 7pm: Insight Meditation at Sandy Springs Insight Meditation (http://www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org)

Thursdays at 6pm: Guided Meditation at Emory Buddhist Club (http://www.buddhistclub.org) (all welcome)

Thursdays at 6pm: Compassion Meditation at Drepung Loseling Monastery (http://www.drepung.org)

Saturdays at 9am: Zen Meditation at Buddhanara Temple (http://www.buddhanara.net)

Saturdays at 5pm: Zen Meditation at Jun Dung Sa Temple (http://www.atlantajundungsa.org)

Saturdays at 6pm: Mindfulness Practice at Vien Ngo Loganville (https://www.facebook.com/VienNgoBuddhistZenCenter/)

Saturdays (monthly): Mindfulness Meditation Society (http://www.mindfulnessmeditationsociety.org) at Kim Cang Monastery (next: 2020)

Elder Care: Monthly Discussion (3rd Sundays at 10:30am) on Aging, End-of-Life, and Death Issues, Eldercare (http://www.dlmcare.org/)

Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp: May 22 - 25, 2020 -- our 7th year!

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 (http://georgiameditation.org/index.html) 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, Sundays 2pm - 3:30pm, 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 (http://www.atlantazen.org/), Zen Buddhism 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/)

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

Medicine Buddha Puja (healing ceremony) will be on Livestream (online only) every Tuesday 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. Also, don't forget the Sunday weekly meditations will be livecast at 11am; and daily compassion meditation via Zoom at 9am and 7pm. https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288 ----------------------- Every Tuesday evening, 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 ----- For more events, visit AtlantaBuddhism.org Facebook: AtlantaBuddhism Instagram: @ATLBuddhism Join our monthly email newsletter, write us at [masked]

Online Only: Public Buddhist Teaching at Drepung Loseling Monastery

Drepung Loseling Monastery

Every Tuesday evening, join us ONLINE VIA LIVESTREAM for a Medicine Buddha Practice at 5:30pm and 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. MAY 2020 UPDATE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE ONLY. 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 (note the one hour earlier time). A Medicine Buddha Puja will be livecast every Tuesday at 5:30pm. The Sunday meditation will be livecast at 11am. Daily compassion meditation open to all from Emory CBCT will be via Zoom at 9am and 7pm. Please find the link to the live streaming webcast on Drepung's website or at https://livestream.com/accounts/7116288 Drepung Loseling Monastery - Weekly 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 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

NOTE: Due to safety precautions regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, this event is indefinitely going to be held virtually via ZOOM only. We will follow Emory University guidelines. Please check with them for the latest regarding COVID-19 updates. To join, please go to https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945 ---------------------------------- 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).

Stages on the Path to Awakening - online Tibetan Buddhism course

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 a weekly online course developed with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from Sravasti Abbey in Washington. https://thubtenchodron.org/live/ https://sravastiabbey.org/

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