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Charlotte Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center Events

May 31, 2018 09:37AM

Ayya Sudhamma

The Charlotte Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center​ will conduct three special free events this month: a day-long Meditation and Teaching Retreat led by the venerable Ayya Sudhamma, including sitting and walking meditations plus teachings with lunch and tea breaks, at the Charlotte Great Woods Zen Center (8015 Sullivan Drive), June 3; Meditation in the Park at Reedy Creek Park (2900 Rocky River Road), a 30-minute group meditation in nature followed by a bring-your-own picnic lunch and socializing, June 23; and Brunch with the Monk at a local restaurant from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., purchasing your own meal or have tea or coffee for free and socialize with Ayya Sudhamma, June 24.

​The events can bring participants back in touch with themselves and loved ones by​ slowing down and getting into the present, engaging in meditation and listening to ancient Buddhist philosophy adapted to our modern lives by Ayya Sudhamma, a fully ordained female Theravada Buddhistic monastic monk and Charlotte native. Learn simple practices you can use to better yourself and others.

​Ayya Sudhamma has studied meditation and Buddhism for 20 years, and is regularly involved in inter-faith dialogues in holding regular weekly group meditation and Buddhist teaching sessions which are free for anyone of any religion or background to attend without participants being asked to convert.


Donations accepted. Day-long Meditation and Teaching Retreat and Meditation in the Park times as well as Brunch with the Monk locations posted on Meetup platform. Also visit

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