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 
January 7 – February 18
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)

Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is an ancient technique for making the mind more peaceful and calm. People of all backgrounds and walks of life have discovered the immense benefits of practicing meditation based in Buddhist wisdom in the midst of busy daily life. Through learning this skill we can help reduce stress, improve our concentration, and improve our good qualities such as compassion and patience.

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

Dec 25: No Class (Christmas)
Dec 31: No Class (New Years)
Jan 7: The Benefits of Meditation
Jan 14: What is meditation?
Jan 21: Meditation on Love
Jan 28: Meditation on Love, Part 2
Feb 4: Meditation on the Mind
Feb 11: Meditation in Daily Life
Feb 18: True Love: Creating Satisfying Relationships

Class Teacher

phyllis2Charleston Branch Teacher:

Phyllis Young is a member of KMC SC’s Teacher Training Program.

Charleston Substitute Teacher:

frances webFrances McLeod is a member of KMC SC’s 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)