Splendor Mandala by Julie Hliboki

"Splendor" Mandala
Julie Hliboki

Meditation

Inhale,
and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation,
and God remains with you.
Exhale,
and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation,
and surrender to God.

-- Krishnamacharya

Interfaith Contemplative Meetings

Every second Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
 

Every third Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location:  Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Every fourth Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location:  The Vedanta Center of Atlanta, 2331 Brockett Road, Tucker 30084

Religious teachings and wisdom has proven to us that contemplative practice can provide powerful pathways to awareness, compassion, love, and “oneness”. Centering prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and “Lectio Divina” are just a few of the contemplative practices embraced by today’s mainstream traditions. These along with other practices allow us to open our hearts to self and to each other.

Interfaith Contemplative Meetings create an environment where persons of various faiths (or none) can gather monthly for contemplative practice and community building. Our groups are purposefully designed to focus on personal experience and inter-personal relationships rather than institutionalized theology and doctrine.  We begin our gatherings in contemplative practice, with 20 minutes of silence. We then engage in discussion on the personal spirituality of our participants, or a topic that allows us to share experiences from each other’s faith.  Group facilitators gently guide discussions to ensure all voices are heard. 

The rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding and growth.  All this goodwill in 90 minutes!  You are always welcome to join us, at any location. 

If you are interested in joining the SECOND SUNDAY GROUP IN DECATUR, please contact Steve Gold (torahveda@gmail.com). 

If you are interested in joining the THIRD SUNDAY GROUP IN ALPHARETTA, please contact Marian Monahan (marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org). 

If you are interested in joining the FOURTH SUNDAY GROUP IN TUCKER, please contact Steve Gold (torahveda@gmail.com).


Send an email to join the relevant mailing list, and to receive the latest information and confirmation of dates - especially as the location or timing may change from time to time, due to unforeseen circumstances.  Thank you for your understanding! 

Click for directions:

Decatur location - The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Alpharetta location - Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Tucker location - The Vedanta Center of Atlanta, 2331 Brockett Road, Tucker 30084