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 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

2:00 pm “Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
“Meditation for Calm and Well-be...
Sep 22 @ 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[...]
9:00 am Retreat Day at Great Woods Zen –...
Retreat Day at Great Woods Zen –...
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Retreat Day at Great Woods Zen - "Poetic Beauty of Enlightened Nuns" @ Great Woods Zen | Charlotte | NC | US
(Suitable for all levels of experience including beginners, but to participate you must have sat in meditation with Ayya Sudhamma.) Retreat will be in honor of International Bhikkhuni Day, because the first bhikkhunis (nuns or female monks) went forth under the September full moon. We will use the first Buddhist nuns’ ancient poetry (from[...]
7:00 pm “An Evening for Personal Growth”...
“An Evening for Personal Growth”...
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Morning Meditation 10:30 am Weds...
Morning Meditation 10:30 am Weds...
Sep 26 @ 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.
7:00 pm “Meditation for Awakening” (Thur...
“Meditation for Awakening” (Thur...
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Basic instruction in meditation plus guidance how to use meditation for awakening.
11:45 am Let’s do Brunch w/the Monk – Las...
Let’s do Brunch w/the Monk – Las...
Sep 30 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED Let’s meet at a restaurant to have brunch together – a totally casual occasion.  All are welcome. Please sign up here so we can courteously inform the restaurant how many are coming.

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