We Are Open!

Our space is open to a limited number of fully vaccinated members and visitors. Join us in person on Sundays for services and meditation. (Wednesday Reading Group meets exclusively on Zoom). 

After considering recommendations from the CDC and Georgia's DPH, we've decided to require masking at RCS for all indoor activities. Masking is something we can do to support the well-being of our sangha and the larger community. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of our health departments and hope that the surge in Georgia will soon pass. Thank you for your patience. Please read about our reopening policies here.

You may also continue to attend via Zoom. We will host most meetings in this hybrid format: in-person, with a Zoom option.

Joining on Zoom:

As of April 4, 2020, Zoom is requiring a PASSWORD to attend online meetings. Please note the updated information below.

  • Sunday Morning Service (including Precepts Renewal, etc): Click here to join. Alternatively go to https://zoom.us/, click the links to enter a meeting, and enter meeting ID 971-373-141 and password 879550. Meditation begins at 9:00 am; dharma discussion 10:30 to 11:30 am. 
  • Wednesday Reading Group: Click here to join. Alternatively go to https://zoom.us/, click the links to enter a meeting, and enter meeting ID 742-046-943 password 076141. Meditation begins at 8:00 pm, discussion 8:30 to 9:30 pm.
  • Other Meetings (Women's Group, Justice & Equity, Dharma Study): Please contact group host for particulars.

If you are in need of support, or would like to volunteer to help Sangha members and friends who are, please contact Charli Vogt by email at charlikv@gmail.com.

A note on Zoom etiquette: you will be on mute when you join a meeting: please remain on mute while sitting, and during discussions unless you are talking. (With many participants background noise can be a real problem, and it is sometimes tough to tell where it's coming from.) Please place hands together or use the chat window to indicate you wish to talk, and wait on the leader to call on you before speaking. (Talk over can be a problem with Zoom.) The line will be open 15 minutes early if you would like to call in early to make sure you are properly set up. Email garethjohnyoung@gmail.com if you need help setting up.

Here are two sites that we have found helpful for current information about the Covid-19 Pandemic: dph.georgia.gov and cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019


We are delighted to announce that one of our founding members, Gareth Young, has received Dharma transmission in the Thai Forest lineage from his teacher, Lisa Ernst. The transmission ceremony took place at our recent retreat in Blue Ridge. You may read more about the meaning of the ceremony and about Gareth here.

About Red Clay Sangha Red Clay Sangha offers Buddhist practice - meditation, chanting, study and fellowship - in Atlanta, Georgia. We have no central tradition or teacher, but rather draw from many traditions and lineages and have a sangha (community)-oriented approach to teaching and ministry. The sangha is dedicated to bringing the compassion and wisdom of Buddha's teachings and practice to all without disparagement. Each voice forms our song and each face our picture.

New to Red Clay Sangha? Welcome! 

Please enter quietly, remove your shoes and join in the meditation session if it is in progress. Modest, comfortable clothing is appropriate. Please do not wear fragrance. Please be quiet in the parking lot and entryway. Once entering the meditation hall, please remember that this is our sacred space. 

Schedule - our regular weekly activities are on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings. We also have a monthly Women's Circle and frequent special events, including retreats. Please see our "Programs" pages or the calendars below for more information.

Introduction - an overview of our general practices, and basic meditation instruction is available before each session (please arrive early and ask the attendant for assistance)

Special Events

29 Jan 2022 9:00 AM • Zoom only
19 Feb 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
10 Mar 2022 6:00 PM • YMCA Camp Ocoee
02 Apr 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
21 May 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
18 Jun 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
16 Jul 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
06 Aug 2022 9:00 AM • Zoom only
20 Aug 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha

Upcoming events

29 Jan 2022 9:00 AM • Zoom only
06 Feb 2022 1:00 PM • Red Clay Sangha, Hospital Drive
13 Feb 2022 10:03 AM • Red Clay Sangha
19 Feb 2022 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha
27 Feb 2022 1:00 PM • Red Clay Sangha
06 Mar 2022 1:00 PM • Red Clay Sangha, Hospital Drive
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