What we're about

Red Clay Sangha (http://www.redclaysangha.org) is a community of non-sectarian Buddhists who find meaning, support and presence in the celebration of coming together to share our practice, study, successes and difficulties in living as twenty-first century lay American Buddhists. While each of us must sit on our own cushion, we recognize the need to focus on the strength and warmth of our community to support our practice. We also realize that neither the practice nor the community come without effort and direction. We recognize and embrace the uniqueness of each member of the community and their gifts. We also recognize and embrace the teachings of the many varied lineages and traditions and their gifts to Buddhist practice over the centuries. It is in this light that we seek to bring guest teachers from throughout the country to lead our retreats and encourage our members to seek out remote teachers to help nourish our practices. It is also in this spirit that we have ties to the Atlanta interfaith community.

Our regular meetups are held at RCS Meets at 3420 W Hospital Ave, Chamblee, 30341. West Hospital runs between Chamblee-Dunwoody Road and Chamblee-Tucker Road. To find us, turn off West Hospital on the west side between a building numbered 3400 and the St. John Center, follow the road around the right turn and proceed to the end. We are located in the same building as the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance.

Directions are available on our website, www.redclaysangha.org (http://www.redclaysangha.org), as are the title and schedule for the book we are currently reading in the Wednesday night reading group. But as you will read elsewhere, don't feel you have to be up to date with the reading to enjoy the book conversation!

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Sunday Meditation, Service, Discussion, and Community

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

We sit in meditation every Sunday from 9:00 (arrive up to 30 minutes earlier if you'd like to informally join us as we set up!) for an hour and a half (with walking meditation every thirty minutes). For thirty or forty-five minutes we have a dharma discussion facilitated by one of our community members, who will introduce a topic and moderate the conversation. And after our service we all go to a local restaurant for communal lunch.

Weekly Meditation, Book Discussion, and Community

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

We sit in meditation every Wednesday from 7:30 (arrive up to 30 minutes earlier if you'd like to informally join us as we set up!) for an hour (with five minutes of walking meditation at 7:55). After meditation we gather in a circle to discuss the a few chapters from our current book selection (which you can find out about on our website). Our book selections generally have a Buddhist core, but they are pretty diverse. Many people arrive after the meditation to participate just in the reading and the subsequent social activities, and many (sometimes most) attendees have not read the book! The book is a point of departure. After our book discussion we leave at 9:30 and go to a local restaurant for community and conversation.

Weekly Sunday Meditation, Service, Discussion, and Community

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

We sit in meditation every Sunday from 9:00 (arrive up to 30 minutes earlier if you'd like to informally join us as we set up!) for an hour and a half (with walking meditation every thirty minutes). For thirty or forty-five minutes we have a dharma discussion facilitated by one of our community members, who will introduce a topic and moderate the conversation. And after our service we all go to a local restaurant for communal lunch.

Weekly Meditation, Book Discussion, and Community

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

We sit in meditation every Wednesday from 7:30 (arrive up to 30 minutes earlier if you'd like to informally join us as we set up!) for an hour (with five minutes of walking meditation at 7:55). After meditation we gather in a circle to discuss the a few chapters from our current book selection (which you can find out about on our website). Our book selections generally have a Buddhist core, but they are pretty diverse. Many people arrive after the meditation to participate just in the reading and the subsequent social activities, and many (sometimes most) attendees have not read the book! The book is a point of departure. After our book discussion we leave at 9:30 and go to a local restaurant for community and conversation.

Past events (461)

Weekly Meditation, Book Discussion, and Community

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

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