Meditation in Charleston, SC

Saturdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm
October 28 – December 16 (No class Dec. 3)
with Kelsang Tabkay, Frances McLeod, and Phyllis Young
at the Circular Church (150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401)  
$10 or $5 students/seniors 

Buddha described how to identify and remove our six most disturbing habits of mind, which he called “the six root delusions”. Just as a tree grows and branches from its root, all our dissatisfaction, discomfort, and problems branch from these six minds. By uprooting these minds, we can prevent all the problems that arise from them and experience extraordinary mental peace.

About the Class

These classes are perfect for beginners or for those wishing to deepen their meditation practice. Classes self contained and are on a drop in basis, so there is no need to register in advance or attend the entire series. Each class includes a relaxing guided meditation and short talk on how to maintain a peaceful mind. Chairs are provided and no special clothing is required, wear whatever is comfortable for you.

Class Schedule:

Oct 28 – Dropping clinging with Frances McLeod
Nov 4 – Dropping anger with Phyllis Young
Nov 11 – Dropping pride with Phyllis Young
Nov 18 – Dropping ignorance with Phyllis Young
Nov 25 – Dropping harmful doubts with Frances McLeod
Dec 2 – No class due to away retreat at Unicoi State Park
Dec 9 – Dropping the ego (pt 1) with Phyllis Young
Dec 16 – Dropping the ego (pt 2) with Kelsang Tabkay

About the Teachers

Kelsang TabkayKelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Tabkay travels regularly throughout the Southeast, presenting Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. He previously served as the Education Program Coordinator at KMC South Carolina.

Phyllis Young is a member of KMC SC‘s Teacher Training Program and has been practicing meditation and Buddhism for many years. She presents the meaning of Buddha’s teachings with sincerity and joy.

Frances McLeod had been practicing meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. She is a student of KMC South Carolina’s Teacher Training Program. Frances is known for presenting meditation and Buddha’s teachings with warmth, clarity, and humor.

Where To Find Us

Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

Behind Lance hall, 2nd floor

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Special Events in Charleston

In addition to our weekday classes in these branch locations, we also offer Saturday workshops approximately once every-other-month.  Visit our Events page to find out about upcoming events in your region.

The Meditation in Charleston group is a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina (KMC SC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose aim is to help the general public to develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life. Our classes and events are open to everyone, you do not need to have experience or be Buddhist to benefit from the teachings and meditations. No pre-registration is required, just drop in!

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