A Monastic Residence Founded in 2013

The Vihara is located in a residence in northeast Charlotte near Shamrock Drive & Eastway Drive. Fully-ordained female monks are known in the old language as bhikkhunis.

Charlotte-born fully ordained Buddhist female monk, Ayya Sudhamma, brings to the group her 17 years of experience living in traditional Theravada Buddhist monasteries to offer a variety of meditation techniques and Buddhist wisdom. People of all religions are welcome.  We do not try to convert anyone.

Please join our weekly meditations

RSVP for our meditations by using the social gathering website Meetup.com. Our Meetup link is Meditate with the Monk: Buddhism in Charlotte or you can click here for Upcoming Meetup Events. You can also sign up for our Newsletter to be informed of upcoming events and special guests.

 

Donate

For the Vihara to succeed in its goal of giving the monks a place to live and supporting their lives and their work, we need you. Please think about making a donation by clicking on the donation bowl.

Upcoming Vihara Events

Aug
30
Tue
7:00 pmAn Evening for Personal Growth
An Evening for Personal Growth
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditation for Insight (guided aloud by leader as needed for newcomers) -Dhamma talk (lecture based on Buddhist wisdom teachings) -Discussion Suitable for all levels of meditation experience from 1st timer to oldtimer. Location is in[...]
Sep
3
Sat
2:00 pmMeditation for Calm and Well-being
Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
At 2pm Saturdays join us for a calming and uplifting half hour of silent meditation. Afterwards Ayya Sudhamma regularly teaches a class at 2:45 pm on Buddhist scriptures with lecture and discussion; you are welcome[...]
Sep
6
Tue
7:00 pmAn Evening for Personal Growth
An Evening for Personal Growth
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditation for Insight (guided aloud by leader as needed for newcomers) -Dhamma talk (lecture based on Buddhist wisdom teachings) -Discussion Suitable for all levels of meditation experience from 1st timer to oldtimer. Location is in[...]
Sep
10
Sat
2:00 pmMeditation for Calm and Well-being
Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
At 2pm Saturdays join us for a calming and uplifting half hour of silent meditation. Afterwards Ayya Sudhamma regularly teaches a class at 2:45 pm on Buddhist scriptures with lecture and discussion; you are welcome[...]

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A wonderful experience. A gift to the Charlotte area.

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