Practicing Art/Practicing Dharma with Julie Püttgen

  • 28 Jun 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • 30 Jun 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Suite 102 Chamblee, GA 30341
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

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Registration opens for Members April 29th and Public May 6th
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Practicing Art/Practicing Dharma
In Town Retreat with Julie Püttgen

June 28 - 30. 2019
Red Clay Sangha, Atlanta GA

In 1995, Julie Püttgen began her studies of Vipassana meditation with Steve & Rosemary Weissman, then resident teachers at Wat Khao Tham, a small nunnery on an island in the south of Thailand. Having decided on the basis of that experience to explore monastic life for herself, she lived and trained at Plum Village, Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn's monastery in the south of France, before joining the Thai-tradition English Forest Sangha as a resident laywoman and novice nun for three years, from 1996-1999.

Since then, her Buddhist training has extended into the Soto and Rinzai Zen schools, and into the embodied Tibetan-tradition Mahamudra practices taught by Lama Willa MillerLama John MakranskyReggie Ray, and others.

Julie is an artist, expressive arts and somatic psychotherapist, writer, mover, and arts facilitator living and practicing in New Hampshire. As a meditation teacher, she is passionate about the intersections of contemplative and creative practices, and how these can inform one another. For the past three years, she has been part of a team facilitating retreats and programs in the new Art/Dharma track at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, MA. She is the founder and facilitator of the Old Dragons’ Club, a non-sectarian women’s group in the Buddhist traditions; and Meditations for Resilience and Resistance, a modality she has created to integrate the expressive and contemplative arts.

You can see her projects online at and

Location  The retreat will be held in Atlanta at Red Clay Sangha. For information and directions, please see our location page. 

    Friday  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  Saturday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 11:00 am
brunch follows at a local restaurant

Partial Attendance  Friday night and Sunday morning are open to all.

Saturday all attendees should plan on full attendance. 

No Meals  A light vegetarian meal will be provided for lunch on Saturday. 

Cost and Dana To secure a place on the retreat, we ask you to make a donation of $20, 100% of which will be directed as dana (generosity) to the teacher. While this will not be a significant amount for the teacher and we ask you to consider a more substantial donation at the retreat, personal finances and dana are never a barrier to receiving the dharma with Red Clay Sangha, and full scholarships are available from our accumulated fund.

Financial Assistance  We would like for every one to be able to attend regardless of ability to pay. To achieve this goal, we need those who are able to contribute into a fund to help pay for those who are unable. This gives everyone the opportunity to practice generosity together.

All funds collected for this purpose will be divided equally between those who have requested them. You will be notified no later than 1 week prior to the retreat if there are insufficient funds to meet your request.

Payment and Cancellation Full payment is required two weeks prior to the retreat to guarantee your spot. If payment or scholarship request has not been received, RCS reserves the right to fill spaces from any waiting list.

Cancellations at least two weeks prior to the retreat will be fully refunded. After this date, full refunds will be given only if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than two days prior to the retreat.

Questions or More Information? please contact Sally Landrum
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