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!

In addition to offering our weekly class and special events (below), we are now offering a local in-depth study program designed to deepen students’ understanding and experience of Mahayana Buddhism.

Class Info

Weekly Meditation in Charleston Class

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm  ** NEW MEETING DAY **
at Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)  ** NEW LOCATION **
$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 Schedule

Meditation Means Peace

In this series, we will examine what meditation really is, how to get started with a daily meditation practice, and how to apply our meditation to daily life.

January 6:  What is meditation?
January 13:  Why mental peace matters
January 20:  Understanding what’s in the way of peace
January 27:  Meditation in daily life

Upcoming Series

Weekly Meditation in Charleston Class

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm  ** NEW MEETING DAY **
at Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)  ** NEW LOCATION **
$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 Schedule

Buddhist Psychology for Daily Living

An exploration of the basic beliefs of Buddhism and how we can use those ideas to improve daily life.

February 3:  Living our life to the fullest
February 10:  What happens after death?
February 17:  What is karma?
February 24:  Making spiritual practice a priority
March 3:  Faith — a Buddhist perspective

Class Teacher

Charleston-20140419-0636-13-DMC-GH3Tiffany Hesting has been a member of KMC South Carolina’s Foundation Program since 2012.

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.

Parking

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)