A Monastic Residence Founded in 2013

The Charlotte Buddhist Vihara is a monastic residence and meditation sanctuary located in northeast Charlotte.  The Charlotte-born fully ordained Buddhist female monk, Ayya Sudhamma, brings to the group 17 years of experience living in traditional Theravada Buddhist monasteries. She teaches a variety of meditation techniques as well as 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. The Charlotte Buddhist Vihara is located at 3423 Stonehaven Drive Charlotte, NC 28215. 

 

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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

Mar
25
Sat
2:00 pm Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Mar 25 @ 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 to stay for this class as well. (If you are new, look for the Buddhist flag on the front porch.[...]
Mar
28
Tue
7:00 pm An Evening for Personal Growth
An Evening for Personal Growth
Mar 28 @ 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 northeast Charlotte. (Address will be provided.)
Apr
1
Sat
2:00 pm Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Meditation for Calm and Well-being
Apr 1 @ 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 to stay for this class as well. (If you are new, look for the Buddhist flag on the front porch.[...]
Apr
2
Sun
10:00 am Sunday Retreat – A special time ...
Sunday Retreat – A special time ...
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Retreat - A special time for meditation and invigoration in nature. @ Great Woods Zen Center
Sunday Retreat – A special time for meditation and invigoration in nature. Ayya Sobhana Bhikkhuni, Abbess of Awakening Forest Monastery and member of the Dhammadharini Buddhist nuns’ community in California, has kindly agreed to come share Dhamma teachings. She will be visiting Charlotte Buddhist Vihara for a few days after leading a 5-day retreat at[...]

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Fantastic meditation instruction, teachings, and community. It is easy to feel the warmth that fills the room.

Robert on Nov 2, 2016.