About Red Clay Sangha:

Red Clay Sangha offers Buddhist practice - meditation, chanting, study and fellowship - in Atlanta, Georgia. We draw from many traditions and lineages, especially Vipassana and Zen (our guiding teacher received dharma transmission in the Vipassana Tradition) 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.

Meeting Locations:

Wherever possible our events and activities are held in hybrid format (in person at our space and on Zoom). Some events, generally for reasons of safety, are in person only; and some, for practical reasons, are held only on Zoom. See Programs page and Calendar for a full list of activities. If joining an event on Zoom, use this link.

New to Red Clay Sangha? Welcome! 

All are welcome, whoever you are, wherever you call home, whomever you love, our Buddhist sangha welcomes you to join us on the path of understanding and love - regardless of experience level. We look forward to getting to know you!

If you plan to attend in person: upon arrival 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. Once entering the meditation hall, please remember that this is our sacred space.

Regular Programs

05 Mar 2024 7:30 PM • In Person
06 Mar 2024 8:00 PM • Zoom
07 Mar 2024 7:30 PM • In Person and Zoom
10 Mar 2024 9:00 AM • In Person and Zoom

Upcoming Sunday Service Dharma Talks

 Mar 3rd Gareth Young Vietnam Pilgrimage - Learning from Buddhism in Vietnam
 Mar 10th Gareth Young Vietnam Pilgrimage - the Spiritual Practice of Immersion
 Mar 17th Gareth Young  Precepts Renewal and Potluck
 Mar 24th Charli Vogt TBD
 Mar 31st Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering
 Apr 7th Shodo Spring [Guest Speaker]
 Apr 14th Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering
 Apr 21st Charli Vogt TBD
 Apr 28th Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering
 May 5th Richard Skookberg  TBD
 May 12th Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering
 May 19th Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering
 May 26th Gareth Young Suffering/the End of Suffering

What's New

If you are interested in formally receiving the Buddhist precepts - an important step in the path! - contact Gareth. He will be preceptor for the Precepts Ceremony this July, the second in our history and can tell you more.

Current Wednesday Reading Group Book 
We are reading Gil Fronsdal's translation of the Dhammapada. See Wednesday evening page for details
Current Thursday Evening Topic 
 We are interspersing discussions of koans from the Mumonkan with Chinese and Pali Canon awakening poems from women. See the Thursday event page for details.

Retreats and Special Events

10 Mar 2024 11:30 AM • In person and on Zoom
20 Mar 2024 6:00 PM • YMCA Camp Ocoee
30 Mar 2024 9:30 AM • Red Clay Sangha location
20 Apr 2024 9:00 AM • Red Clay Sangha



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