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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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New Year’s Program at the Vihara

Start the new year right by joining together for spiritual development. Also receive blessings & a blessing thread, and share a potluck brunch. SCHEDULE 8:45 AM Early meditation arrivals; 9 AM (Optional) Silent Meditation; 9:50 AM Regular arrivals; 10 AM 30-minute guided meditation; 10:30 AM Break; 11 AM Refuge & Precepts, Buddha-puja, Blessings chants; 11:30 […]

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Party at the Vihara July 21st.

  We are coming up on the five-year anniversary of our center’s (Charlotte Buddhist Vihara’s) opening ceremony which took place on a full moon day, in July 2013. ~ Five years of goodness, service, of introducing people to Buddhism and meditation, Dhamma teaching, spiritual development, and countless acts of generosity and kindheartedness. ~ Now that’s […]

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Picnic and Meditation Event at Reedy Creek Park

Details Let’s enjoy a couple of hours outdoors together in lovely Reedy Creek Park! We will hike around, find our perfect spot, and sit in meditation for maybe half an hour. Then we can decide upon a picnic spot, and go enjoy a picnic together. Let’s meet at the Nature Center at 11:00 am sharp! […]

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*special* DAYLONG RETREAT Sun April 2 with Ayya Sobhana

*special* DAYLONG RETREAT Sun April 2 with Ayya Sobhana, Great Woods (10am-4pm) Sunday Retreat – A special time for meditation and invigoration in nature. RSVP Here 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 […]

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