Residential Retreat with Gareth Young

  • 15 Mar 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • 19 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • YMCA Camp Ocoee
  • 20


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This price includes room and food.
  • Price includes room and food.
  • Teachers and other staff for the event

Residential Retreat with Gareth Young

Wed., March 15, 2023 - Sunday March 19, 2023

YMCA Camp Ocoee, Ocoee, TN

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Gareth Young is a meditation teacher, a businessman and co-founder of Red Clay Sangha. He has maintained a committed meditation practice for over 20 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions, and integrates over 10 years of interfaith engagement as well as teachings from Tibetan and Lotus Sutra traditions into his practice and life.

Gareth has received full teaching authorization in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Lisa Ernst and is a firm advocate of the principles and practices of One Dharma. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and their dogs, chickens and bees. He has two adult children.

Location YMCA Camp Ocoee, Ocoee, TN (about 2 hours north of Atlanta). For more information, visit the Camp Ocoee Website

Schedule  The retreat begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Wed. March 15th, 2023. A full schedule will be available prior to the retreat's start date.

Accommodation 1-2 people per room max, pending an on-site visit in February to better understand room availability. There is a chance that all participants will get their own room but we are not sure yet; TBD closer to the retreat. The main lodge is fully handicap-accessible.

Meals One full, prepared vegan meal per day (W-Sat) and numerous options available for preparing the other daily meals in silence for yourself. Dairy and gluten-free options will be available for every meal; snacks will also be available. Please mention any dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Cost TBD 

COVID Vaccinations and COVID Tests: [To come]

Payment and Refund and Cancellation Policies

Payment Payment in full is preferred at time of registration. However, it is permissible to pay half at time of registration and the rest one week prior to the start of the retreat. Should RCS need to cancel a retreat (unlikely), all payments would be refunded in full.

Refund policy for cancellations: [To come]

If you have registered for the retreat but cannot attend, please contact the retreat administrator asap.

Financial Assistance  One of Red Clay's goals is for every one to be able to attend regardless of ability to pay. To achieve this goal, a scholarship fund has been accumulated from donations from previous retreats and is available to help pay for those who need financial assistance. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance for this retreat, contact the retreat administrator.

Dana is the practice of generosity and helps remind us of the fundamental connected nature of life. By supporting our teachers and Sangha, we deepen our own experience on the path of practice while helping them to support others.

Teachers generously give their time and energy through listening, sharing and teaching, often without financial reward. Offering dana makes it possible for them to continue their work and is their primary means of support.

In the spirit of this tradition, all participants will have an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution, called dana, at the end of the retreat. Participants often ask what is considered appropriate; we suggest that you give within your means and from your heart. All dana is appreciated. 

The Red Clay Sangha membership covers the travel expenses and a small contribution to the teacher. The retreat fees are used exclusively to cover the cost of the facility and food.

Questions or More Information? Please contact Gareth Young .

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