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COVID-19 MEASURES (UPDATED!):

We will return to in-person Sangha July 3rd, with masking optional and RSVP required. Doors will be closed and locked at 6pm so please be sure to read the guidelines, and follow them, before 6pm on Sundays. Video live-stream still available for those who do not wish to agree to the optional masking protocols. See the ATTEND page of our website for full details.

Established in 2012 Two Hands Sangha is a Lawrenceville, GA based Buddhist Mindfulness & Meditation Community.  We practice primarily in the Theravadan tradition and early Buddhism, but are informed by teachers and practices from throughout the various traditions of Buddhism.

Typically led by Reverend George Beecher (Acharya Khantu-Abatti) the group gathers each week to support one another in the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and discuss the Dharma and it’s place in our lives.  There are many great groups from many great traditions in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, but when I sought out one close to home in Lawrenceville, I was unable to locate one.  After meeting a few like minded folks, Two Hands Sangha was born!

The original group operated from 2012-2014 in the private residence of one of our members.  In 2014 we transitioned to a new location and have been thriving and growing in that space which is open to anyone who would like to attend!

Our name was derived both from a Thich Nhat Hanh poem “For Warmth”, and the lyrical inspiration of a Ben Harper song “With My Own Two Hands”.  This was chosen because we feel our purpose is to transform the suffering of the world, starting with our own two hands!

For Warmth
by Thich Nhat Hanh

I hold my face between my hands
no   I am not crying
I hold my face between my hands
to keep my loneliness warm
two hands protecting
two hands nourishing
two hands to prevent
my soul from leaving me
in anger
With My Own Two Hands
By: Ben Harper

i can change the world
with my own two hands
make a better place
with my own two hands
make a kinder place
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i can make peace on earth
with my own two hands
i can clean up the earth
with my own two hands
i can reach out to you
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i’m gonna make it a brighter place
i’m gonna make it a safer place
i’m gonna help the human race
with my own
with my own two hands

i can hold you
with my own two hands
i can comfort you
with my own two hands
but you got to use
use your own two hands
use your own
use your own two hands

with our own
with our own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

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