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

Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 
August 20 – October 8
with Buddhist Teacher, Frances McLeod
at Unity Church of Charleston (2535 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405)  
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Change Your Mind, Change Your World: New Approaches to Life, Love & Happiness

We often try to change our life “from the outside in.” However, sometimes we may change our job or ourChange Your Mind, Change Your World living situation only to find that we are still dissatisfied with our life. During this meditation series, learn how to change “from the inside out.”

By changing our mind and learning to be more peaceful, loving, and positive, we can learn to be happy whether or not our life changes externally.

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 and the Liberating Prayer. After meditation, there will be a short teaching and time for Q&A.

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)