Vesak at the Vihara

Vesak at the Vihara this Saturday May 18th

Dear Devotees and Friends,This Saturday we plan to celebrate Buddhism’s most holy and inspiring holiday, the full moon of May, called Vesak. Join our all-day celebration offering early morning, mid-morning and afternoon observances. And meet Ayya Saccika visiting from Germany. Program is drop-in, welcome to arrive any time – but you don’t want to miss any […]

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Spring Beautification, Full Moon Programs, and Retreat photos

Dear Devotees and Friends, We welcome you to join upcoming activities at the Vihara. Spring yard beautification project at the Vihara this Sunday morning: “Gardening work – dirty your hands, purify your heart!” (March 17th 9am+.) Help make this place of goodness & healing look inviting on 1st impressions! Link for more info – such as why join […]

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“Bright Minds” Meditation retreat at Great Woods Zen Center

When: March 1- March 3rd. “Bright Mind Retreat” MEDITATION RETREAT WITH AYYA SUDDHAMMA At Greatwoods Zen Center Indoor accommodations and camping sites are availablle.This retreat is founded on generosity.Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of finances.Venerable Ayya Sudhamma has been a Buddhist monk for over 20 years. Previously a lawyer, she was the first American […]

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KATHINA Celebration at the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara

Thank you

Thank you to all who helped plan and attend the Kathina event at the Vihara on Sunday 29th October from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT.

Ayya Sudhamma

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Kathina photo (l-r): *Ayya Dhammadinna Bhikkhuni (fully ordained in 2022; Founder of Dhamma Center USA, Winchester VA) *Ayya Paññavati Mahatheri (2004; Founder of Embracing Simplicity at Hea, Hendersonville NC) *Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha pioneer Venerable Ayya Sudarshana Mahatheri (1996; Founder of Samadhi Meditation Center in Tampa) *Ayya Sudhamma Mahatheri (2003; Founder of Charlotte Buddhist Vihara) *Ayya Sudinna Mahatheri (2002; Chief Monk of Carolina Buddhist Vihara, Greenville SC) -just visible over Ayya Sudhamma's shoulder *Ayya Somasiki Bhikkhuni (2020; Resident of Embracing Simplicity at Heartwood, Hendersonville NC) *Ayya Sobhana Theri (2006; Prioress, Dhammadharini, Sonoma County CA)
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Buddha Statue Donors were: Ayya Sobhana, Ayya Mettajivi, Bhikkhuni Saddha, Bhikkhuni Dhammanusari, Bhikkhuni Jutindhara (dedicating the Sanghadana offered for their requisites during the ABS Temple 2023 Kathina), together with Ayya Tathaloka (organizer). Especially for your Vihara 10-Year Anniversary, together with completion of 20th Vassa as a Bhikkhuni
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CELEBRATE KATHINA OCT 29th + CBV 10th ANNIV. (in-person)

We soon will enter the last month of the traditional Vassa residency season, followed closely by our Kathina celebration, on Sunday 29th October from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT. Vassa marks the monsoon season of northeast India, during which it’s better for the environment if monks give up traveling for a few months. After the 3-month […]

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Nature Meditation Retreat & picnic Great Woods Zen

Join Rev. Sudhamma for a Nature Meditation Retreat & picnic Great Woods Zen – 8315 Hickory Dr Charlotte, NC August 20th (Sunday) 9am-12pm + picnic afterwards A special time for quiet meditation and invigoration in nature. We will meet at Great Woods Zen retreat center (not far from the Vihara) for a morning of meditation […]

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Donate to give the Vihara a permanent home in Charlotte

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the revival of women’s ordination after nearly 10 centuries during which there were no Theravada bhikkhuni vihara (monasteries). Today, we are grateful for the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara, one of several dozen Theravada bhikkhuni viharas worldwide. We are asking you to mark this anniversary, as well as become part of Buddhist history with a commitment of $108.00 to ensure that  our vihara has a […]

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