Meditation Classes & Buddhism in Charleston, SC

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!

Meditation in Charleston weekly classes

Class Information

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Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 
April 21 – June 16 (No class April 28)
with Buddhist Teacher, Phyllis Young
at Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)  
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

This meditation series will be emphasizing the deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditation on the nature of the mind, which gives us deep insight into our pure nature and great potential. Each class will highlight a different way in which we can use this meditation to deepen our understanding of how our minds create our experiences, and consequently how we can creatively and meaningfully relate to both painful and joyful emotions.

No need to attend each class or preregister, just drop in as your schedule allows. Everyone is welcome!

Class Format

Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation to reduce stress and calm the body and mind. There will then be a short teaching on how to apply meditation to daily life to increase our positive minds and decrease negative minds like stress and anger.

Class Topics

April 21: Happiness and our Potential
April 28: No Class (U.S. Festival)
May 5: Clarity and Wisdom
May 12: Going Deeper: Meditation on the Subtle Mind
May 19: Connecting to Enlightenment
May 26: Connecting to Love
June 2: Opening our Heart
June 9: Our Highest Potential
June 16: Purify the Mind

Class Teacher

Meditation in CharlestonCharleston Branch Teacher:

Phyllis Young has been a Buddhist practitioner for many years and is known for her warmth and enthusiasm in her teachings. Phyllis is currently a student in the Teacher Training Program.

Directions + Parking

How to Find us at the Church

You can use the parking all around the Church and come in the back door.

Turn right in the hallway and class will be held in the joining classrooms at the end of the hallway.


If the parking lot at the Church is full, please use the CVS parking lot across the street; this is the Church’s approved overflow parking area.

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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.

Where To Find Us

Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)