*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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Achie Satima to Visit Charlotte Buddhist Vihara

We would like to welcome Achie Satima who will be a guest at the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara from February 3rd until March 2nd 2016. Ven. Satima was born in Sri Lanka 80 years ago. In her youth she trained as an educator and moved to the USA. For 20 years she worked in a Montessori […]

5-Night Retreat at Southern Dharma Center

Join Ayya Sudhamma as she co-leads Ayya Sobhana’s annual 5-night retreat at Southern Dharma Center in the NC mountains. March 26th-31st. Several of our meditation friends have already made plans to be there. https://www.southerndharma.org/retreat_sobhana.shtml

New Years Eve Meditation and More

Dear Friend, Got plans? For a nice safe alcohol-free beautiful and uplifting start to 2016, join us: Thursday New Year’s Eve  6-9pm We will hold a special reflection & meditation program at the Vihara. Details for New Year’s Eve (link to our online organizing site) Friday New Year’s Day All day (9am-3pm) It’s an easy […]

“KATHINA”­­ Nov 1st – Join 5 Monks Here for Celebration!

Sunday Nov 1st, Join the traditional annual “Kathina celebration” at Charlotte Buddhist Vihara, a family-friendly joyful program organized by the Buddha himself to bring together the larger community of his clergy & supporters. ~ Four bhikkhunis (fully-ordained female monks) will join Ayya Sudhamma to engage in the central ritual about a sacred robe. Some say […]

Letting Go of Sand

We may know to “let go” and yet sometimes it isn’t easy. In a humorous post on her personal blog Buddhist nun Ayya Sudhamma Bhikkhuni (Charlotte Buddhist Vihara resident) relates her recent experience  – click for link: “Letting Go of Sand”