A guide to alternative healing in Atlanta

3 places to practice meditation in Atlanta

Get some peace of mind

Alternative medicine AtlantaStudies show that regular meditation can provide relief from anxiety, stress, depression, and even some pain. Here, three local spots to reflect and find calm.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta
Perfect for first-timers. Snag an introduction at one of the free open houses or visit “public sitting hours.” Sign up for guided sessions, hiking retreats, and discussion groups on topics like kindness and race relations.

Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
Coming soon to Edgewood Avenue. Kadampa is focused on group meditation and—it’s not for everyone—“pujas” chanting, in which participants recite ancient prayers translated into English.

Mindfulness Center of Atlanta
Find meditation workshops and “mindfulness-informed” psychotherapy. Or try a weekend retreat at Ignatius House in Sandy Springs, nestled on 20 acres along the Chattahoochee. —Caroline Cox