Right Living: One Day Retreat with Gareth Young

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Red Clay Sangha (Hospital Drive) and on Zoom
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Right Living

One-Day Retreat with Gareth Young

Saturday, January 20, 2024

In Person (Hospital Drive) and on Zoom

The theme for this retreat draws from reflecting on the precepts ceremony held in December 2023. Receiving the precepts, a major event in the life of an individual and of the sangha, represents a formal commitment to train in "right living". This term of art is not an element of the Noble Eightfold Path, but it does capture an intention to express the dharma in our lives. And Right Living is something that I believe we all, in our hearts, want to do, regardless of whether we've received the precepts or not. During this retreat we will explore what "right living" looks and feels like, why it should be important to us, and how we might navigate some of the challenges we commonly encounter.

Gareth Young is a co-founder and the guiding teacher 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 into his teaching.

Gareth's teaching authorization is in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Lisa Ernst.

What to expect 

We will alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation during the day. There will be a dharma talk in the morning, a one hour lunch break at midday, and a period of Q&A in the afternoon (detailed schedule to be provided on the day). All are welcome. And while participation for the full day is encouraged, for those who can only attend for a portion of the day, please feel free to do so - just be mindful of others, entering and leaving quietly. And if you would let Gareth know ahead of time your anticipated attendance, it would be helpful.

Cost There is no cost to attend this retreat. Donations to Red Clay Sangha are gratefully received.

Location At Red Clay Sangha's physical space on Hospital Drive and our usual Zoom account (link here).

Food Please bring a packed lunch. We have a refrigerator on premise for you to keep items cold.

Questions or More Information? 

Please contact Gareth Young by email.

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