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!

Class Info

Weekly Meditation in Charleston Class

Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 
at Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)  
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Class Format

Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation and the Liberating Prayer. After meditation, there will be a short teaching and time for Q&A.

Transform Your Life:  A Blissful Journey

Everyone wishes to be happier, but not everyone understands the real causes of happiness.  Our family, friends, career, gadgets, andtyl_en entertainment can make us happy for a short while, but all of these things can also bring us problems and challenges.  According to the time-tested teachings of Buddhism, real happiness comes from our own inner peace.  When our mind is peaceful, we are happy; when it is unpeaceful, then we are not happy, no matter how good our external circumstances might be.

For the next several months, our  class will be based on the book Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Each class will include guided meditation, a practical teaching for daily life, and time for discussion.  Everyone is welcome to attend; no previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is necessary.

Class Teacher

francesFrances has been a part of KMC South Carolina since 2002 and previously served as the Center’s Education Program Coordinator.

She is a member of Teacher Training Program and has been the branch teacher in Charleston since 2010. Frances and her partner have one son.

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)