Retreat with Ayya Dhammadipa (Friday eve, Saturday, and Sunday Service)

  • 02 Jun 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • 04 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hybrid: Zoom and at our sangha in Chamblee
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Teachers and other staff for the event

Retreat with Ven. Dhammadipa (she/ella)

Sense Experience, Joy, and Equanimity

June 2, 7-9 PM (Friday evening) 

June 3,  9AM-5PM retreat (Saturday)

June 4, 2023 (Dharma talk as part of the service)


 Early Buddhist teachings describe the mind as the sixth sense organ, and thinking as a sensation like smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing. What is it like to experience the mind as a sense organ? And how does that experience shift our relationship to the other five sense organs? This retreat focuses on the six sense organs as doorways to joy, and sense experiences as opportunities to practice in ways that lead to equanimity. We will focus particular attention on the Discourse on the Analysis of the Six Sense Fields (the Saḷāyatanavibhaṅga Sutta Middle Length Discourse 137). This retreat will include guided meditations, group discussion, and a Dhamma talk, as well as opportunities to meet with the instructor.

Teacher Bio

Ayyā Dhammadīpā is the founder and Guiding Teacher of Dassanāya Buddhist Community. She has been practicing Buddhism since 1987. Ayyā is a fully ordained bhikkhuni in the Theravāda tradition, and a Dharma Transmitted teacher in the Suzuki Roshi lineage of Soto Zen. In addition to English, she teaches in Spanish, an expression of her Latin heritage. She is also an author whose work has appeared in the Buddhist publications "Lion's Roar" and the "Buddhadharma" magazine. Her recent book is titled, "Gifts Greater Than the Oceans: Benefits of the Buddhist Practice of Giving." Ayyā is the mother of a lovely adult daughter, and enjoys sewing and watercolor painting.

Learn more about her and her teachings at: 


3315 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA

 Red Clay Sangha,

If you are attending by zoom you will be sent the link after registration.


If attending in person, please bring a box lunch for yourself.  We will provide refrigeration space.  There will be enough time to prepare lunch, if you are attending via Zoom and not at the Sangha.

Cost and Dana

To secure a place on the retreat, we ask you to make a donation of $40, when registering, 100% of which will be directed as dana (generosity) to the teacher. You will also be invited to offer additional dana during the retreat.  Registration fees and dana are never intended to be a barrier to receiving the dharma with Red Clay Sangha, and full scholarships are available.  Please contact  Charli Vogt.

Further dana may be sent to via the link below or left the day of the retreat

You may also send dana via the Red Clay Sangha Donate page:

Questions or Comments

Please contact:  Charli Vogt

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