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 Information

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Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 
October 15 – December 17 (No class 11-26, 12-25, 12-31)
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)

Create Your Own Happiness: Meditations for Controlling our Mind

Our experience of happiness is determined by how we think and act. What if we could improve the quality of our life and our relationships just by reshaping our thoughts and intentions?

By learning a series of simple meditation techniques that have been passed down for centuries, you will gain the freedom to shape your life by controlling your mind.

Just drop in, no need to pre-register. Everyone 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

10/15: Looking with Wisdom
10/22: Dream Bigger
10/29: Meditation and our Human Potential
11/5: Making Every Moment Matter
11/12: Finding Inner Protection
11/19: Transforming Pain
11/26: No Class (Thanksgiving)
12/3: Growing Our Good Heart
12/10: The Inner Wealth of Compassion
12/25: No Class (Christmas)
12/31: No Class (New Years)

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)