Who We Are

Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina (KMC SC) is 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.

We are a member Center of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT), with more than 1,100 Centers in over 40 countries around the world.  Although the NKT is a modern organization that was founded in England around 1980, the Kadampa teachings themselves can be traced back more than 1,000 years.

KMC SC was founded in 2002. Our Center is located in West Columbia, South Carolina and we hold branch classes in Charleston.

What We Do

KMC SC offers three types of classes on Buddhism and meditation for three levels of interest:

  • General Program classes, both in West Columbia and in other locations, which are suitable for the general public
  • As part of our General Program, we also offer classes for kids
  • Foundation Program classes, which are suitable for those looking for a more structured and systematic approach to Buddhism and meditation
  • Teacher Training Program classes, which are suitable for those who wish to make Kadampa Buddhism an integral part of their way of life

In addition to these weekly classes, KMC SC also offers special courses and events, such as workshops on meditation or weekend retreats.

Everyone is always welcome at KMC SC, regardless of your level of experience, religious affiliation or lack thereof.