The Feminine Face of Buddhism -SoKai ShinRyu (Charli Vogt)

  • 17 Feb 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Red Clay Sangha
  • 28


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The Feminine Face of Buddhism: 

Enlightenment and Beyond

One-Day Retreat with SoKai ShinRyu (Charli Vogt)

Saturday, February 17, from  9:00 to 5:00 

   The women of Buddhism have been hidden, denied and ignored for centuries.  Western Buddhists are working to correct this.  The men (many cultures did not allow girls and women to become educated) who wrote down the stories were embedded in a patriarchal society which devalued female contributions.  In spite of that, there are stories about wonderful and powerful women who were students of some of the most well-know male teachers as well as serving as teachers of many others after them.   We will begin to familiarize ourselves with the stories of these ancestors so that they can take their place along the ones we already know.  The focus of the day will be on enlightenment and the experience of enlightenment.

This one-day retreat will offer sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk and an opportunity for participants to engage in Q&A.  It's open for registration now. 

Charli Vogt (SoKai ShinRyu)

Charli Vogt, (she/her) has been a spiritual seeker as long as she can remember.  Her work as a nurse midwife is a major influence in her orientation to the body as a vehicle to spiritual realization.  She has been studying Buddhism intensely since 2007, when she received the precepts from Thich Nhat Hanh and has continued to study with multiple teachers.  She is currently studying  personally with Sensei Shun’E Ulrike Greenway , and reading the Lotus Sutra with Kanshin Svani Grevemeyer and a small group of women practitioners.

What to expect 

This will be a full day of sitting and walking meditation practice, with a dharma talk and a period of Q&A. All are welcome, no previous experience with meditation required.   Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to sit & walk easily.


3315 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341    

and on Zoom (at the Sunday connection)

Covid Protocols  We'll let you know.
Food:  Everyone attending in person, please bring a box lunch.  We have room for refrigeration and one microwave for warming a small amount of food.  There will be enough time for people at home to prepare something. You may want to prepare something ahead of time to give yourself more ease in the retreat.


9 am- 5 PM Plan about an hour for lunch at approximately 12 noon.  There will be intermittent sitting, walking and instructions and discussions.

Questions or More Information? 

Please contact Charli Vogt

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