A Weekly Opportunity to
Meet, Learn and Practice
The Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly, on-campus opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism to meet, practice, and learn with senior Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area.
When the university is in session, we meet every Thursday, at 6pm. These weekly meetings are on Emory's main campus, in Atlanta, Georgia, in Cannon Chapel , room 106. They are always free and open to the public.
We also coordinate periodic field trips to nearby Buddhist communities and centers.
We welcome anyone, regardless of experience, point of view, or focus.
For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (762) 218-2182. If you would like to receive news about upcoming events by e-mail, please subscribe to our events mailing list.
Geshe Dadul Namgyal is a Tibetan Buddhist monk, and a Senior Resident Teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery, Atlanta. He is also a Translator/Interpreter for the Emory-Tibet Partnership, working on a modern science curriculum to be used in Tibetan monasteries and nunneries. He has also served as an English Language translator for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Bhante Panamwela Wajirabuddhi is a Sri Lankan monk and the Abbot of the Georgia Buddhist Vihara in Atlanta. He holds a Thripitakavedi Degree from Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University in Anuradhapura. In 2000, he moved to Atlanta were he founded the Georgia Buddhist Vihara, a Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center.
Michael Elliston is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest born in the United States. He trained with Matzuoka Roshi at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago. He is the founder of the Mokurai Silent Thunder Order, and the founder of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center.