The Fire Sermon - Dharma Study w/ Gareth Young

  • 25 May 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Red Clay Sangha and on Zoom
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The Fire Sermon

A Dharma Study Session with Gareth Young

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 9:00 to noon

In Person (Hospital Drive) and on Zoom

The Fire Sermon is third discourse given by the Buddha after his enlightenment (according to the Theravadan tradition), and it is one of his more powerful, likening our sensual engagement with the world to a fire that is raging, fed by our own intentions: "Everything is burning...the eye is burning...thoughts are burning". In this half-day study session Gareth Young will explore this important and profound early teaching and show how its teachings can be used as a pillar of our practice. The exploration will include lessons from the Buddha's first two sermons and other relevant suttas to fill out the context, history and teaching.

Here is a link to a document containing the text of the Fire Sermon as well as other suttas to which Gareth refers in this study session.

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.

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 Chamblee-Dunwoody and our usual Zoom account (link here).

Questions or More Information? 

Please contact Gareth Young by email.

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