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Zen Center of Georgia

Rinzai Zen Groups in North America

   Daiyuzen-ji maintains a page of Rinzai Zen groups

A Directory of Atlanta Buddhist Groups

  • Atlanta Buddhist Association Chinese Buddhism. 4791 North Sound, Marietta, Ga. 30066, Telephone (4040) 516-8908
  • Atlanta Shambala Center A group started by Chogyam Trungpa, offering free meditation instruction in both a Buddhist and non-sectarian form. Offering many other programs.
  • Atlanta Soto Zen Center - Zen Buddhist center in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Atlanta ZenSpace - A non-affiliated temple practicing Soto-style zazen.
  • Black Fox Zendo - Soto Zen. Telephone 404-727-4099. Email
  • Breathing Heart Sangha - a Sangha practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh in Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone (706) 369-3523 or email
  • Dharma Jewel Monastary - Welcomes all who seek peace and true happiness. Chinese Zen.

  • Drepung Loseling Monastary - Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Drikung Kagyu - Tibetan, Drikung-Kagyu tradition. Telephone 770-938-9590. Email
  • Dorje Ling Buddhist Center - Tibetan Buddhist center of Jonangpa Lineage.
  • Georgia Buddhist Vihara - Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation.
  • Insight Atlanta - Vipassana Meditation Community - Brings together practitioners of Vipassana meditation.
  • Namaste Sangha - Vietnamese, Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Email, Send email to to subscribe to mailing list.
  • Nipponzan Myohoji- Throughout his life, Nichidatsu Fujii practiced a path to peace 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 of prayer.
  • Rameshori Buddhist Center - Offering classes in several Atlanta locations. A member of the New Kadampa Tradition
  • Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation - Taiwanese Buddhist Compassion Relief, 2000 Clearview Avenue, Doraville, Ga. 30340, Telephone (770) 986-8669, Fax (770) 492-0790
  • The BUddhist - The Buddhist is an online (currently) Buddhist organization in Atlanta. There is a contact page on their website. Not affliated with a school of Buddhism, except through Ki bhavana Buddhism.
  • Wat Buddha Bucha (Thai temple) - This group is a Theraveda group of Thai origin. They have meditation classes in English and welcome non Thais. 3094 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Ga. 30034, Telephone (404) 284-2416.
  • WaterMoon Refuge - WaterMoon Refuge is dedicated to stillness through a steady mind. Located in an urban haven of natural beauty and perennial quiet, WaterMoon offers a place where people can discover and replenish their inner Self. Swami Lotus Vangen: Spiritual director. 1776B Century Boulevard, 2nd floor, Atlanta, Ga 30345, Telephone (678) 327-5767.
  • Zen Center of Georgia - Offering Rinzai Zen Buddhism, classes in Avondale Estates and Alpharetta. Under the auspices of Sokeizan Daiyuzen-ji

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