Established in January 2012, Two Hands Sangha is a Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Buddhist Mindfulness & Meditation Community (Sangha). We practice primarily in the Theravada tradition and early Buddhism, but are informed by teachers and practices from throughout the various traditions of Buddhism.
Typically led by Rev. 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 seeking one close to his home in Lawrenceville, he was unable to locate one. After meeting a few like minded folks, Two Hands Sangha was born!
The group originally operated from 2012-2014 in the private residence of one of our members. In 2014 we transitioned to our current location at the UUCG in Lawrenceville and have been thriving in that space, which is open to anyone who would like to attend!
(AKA Keoki or MondoSamu in various Online Communities)
Rev. George Beecher is a Buddhist teacher in Lawrenceville GA. Having been given the name Khantu-Abatti (The Forbearing One), he received lay ordination and empowerment to teach as a Dharmacharya (Dharma Teacher) in Theravada and Mahayana lineages from the Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni and the Venerable Pannadipa Bhikkhu.
Prior to ordaining he was certified as a Buddhist Meditation and Group Facilitator through the original Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society under the guidance of JoAnna Hardy and Vinny Ferraro.
George is the founder and teacher of Two Hands Sangha and serves as the official Buddhist Reverend at the invitation of the Virtual Reality social community “Together with TRIPP” in various virtual worlds across the Metaverse and in the TRIPP app.
“People often ask what ‘Dharmacharya’ means. Venerable Pannavati explained it as:
‘A Dharmacharya is an exemplar – one who lives the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha); one who teaches the Dharma by example.’
And it is my deepest wish to live up to that beautiful definition to the best of my ability.”
~ Rev. George Beecher