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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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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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Celebrate 2,600 years of Buddhist Nuns!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:30 AM to 1:45 PM at the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara   located at  3423 Stonehaven Drive, Charlotte, NC (map) Full Schedule: 9:00-10:15 am – Optional Hard-Core (silent non-guided) Meditation followed by break; 10:30 am – Dhamma teaching focused on ancient poetry of earliest enlightened Buddhist bhikkhunis (nuns); 11:30 am – Refuge & […]

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Party/Potluck for 3rd Anniversary of Charlotte Buddhist Vihara

Party/Potluck for 3rd Anniversary of Charlotte Buddhist Vihara Saturday, July 23, 2016   10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Charlotte Buddhist Vihara 3423 Stonehaven Drive, Charlotte, NC To celebrate the founding of the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara we will have a relaxed community get-together starting at 10:00 am, with a few short speeches at 11:00 am, and potluck lunch at Noon.At 2:00 […]

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