The Atlanta Insight Meditation Community is a Buddhist meditation, practice, and study community based in the Insight/Vipassana tradition. We are a group of spiritual friends who are committed to the journey of living a peaceful life. Together we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and Sangha. By taking refuge in the Buddha, we embrace the historical Buddha and his teachings on working with the mind and heart. We also take refuge in our own awakening hearts. We take refuge in the Dhamma, the teachings that guide us in developing our own understanding of the path to peace and freedom. And, we take refuge in Sangha, this community of friends who support one another as we face life's challenges and joys.
Our Sangha is open to anyone interested in living the Dhamma. Our community is a mix of new and advanced practitioners, and we co-create a warm and inviting space in which we welcome everyone and strive to be a diverse and inclusive Sangha. Specifically, we aim to be a welcoming environment for people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. We also welcome those from other spiritual traditions. We ask everyone who practices with us to come in the door with a welcoming attitude of love, acceptance, and openness for all living beings.
We are committed to Engaged Buddhism. Through volunteer efforts within our own community, we look for ways to apply the insights gained from meditation practice as well as from the teachings on lovingkindness and compassion to issues of social, economic, and environmental justice.