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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. 

 

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.

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Upcoming Vihara Events

Oct
20
Sat
2:00 pm “Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
“Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
At 2 pm 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[...]
Oct
21
Sun
9:00 am Women’s Morning Rejuvenation Ret...
Women’s Morning Rejuvenation Ret...
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Women's Morning Rejuvenation Retreat - followed by picnic lunch @ Great Woods Zen | Charlotte | NC | US
Let’s hold a Sunday morning retreat for women, in the lovely forest at Great Woods Zen center (east Charlotte). Details to be announced, but ladies please go ahead and mark it on your calendar. (Given that gender isn’t actually binary after all, some folks may wonder if this retreat is for them. If your preferred[...]
Oct
23
Tue
7:00 pm “An Evening for Personal Growth”...
“An Evening for Personal Growth”...
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“An Evening for Personal Growth” (Tues 7 pm) Meditate with the Monk-Meditation for Insight (guided aloud by leader as needed for newcomers)-Dhamma talk (lecture based on Buddhist wisdom teachings)-DiscussionSuitable for all levels of meditation experience from 1st timer to oldtimer. Location is in northeast Charlotte. (Address will be provided.) If planning to attend please sign[...]
Oct
24
Wed
10:30 am Morning Meditation 10:30 am Weds...
Morning Meditation 10:30 am Weds...
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This is an introductory class on meditation and Buddhism, 10:30-11:45 am, followed by optional Q & A. All are welcome but please sign up in advance.
Oct
25
Thu
7:00 pm “Meditation for Awakening” (Thur...
“Meditation for Awakening” (Thur...
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Basic instruction in meditation plus guidance how to use meditation for awakening.
Oct
27
Sat
2:00 pm “Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
“Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
At 2 pm 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[...]

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