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Following is a partial listing of a variety of resources that support insight meditation practice and socially engaged service. Should you know of other local resources, click here to add them on the website.

Charlotte Local Mindfulness Meditation Sitting Groups

Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte, meeting monthly in south Charlotte on Thursday evenings.

Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte: Tuesday Midway and Wednesday Evening; Park Road Baptist Church

Charlotte Center for Mindfulness: Wednesday Morning and Thursday Evening; Myers Park Baptist Church

Charlotte Buddhist Vihara: Tuesday Evening and Saturday Afternoon; Northeast Charlotte

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sunday Morning. Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte

Charlotte Community of Mindful Living: Sunday morning and Thursday evening; Myers Park Baptist Church

Insight Meditation Retreat Centers 

Other North Carolina Residential Retreat Centers:

Mindfulness for Beginners – Good Reads!

Dedicated Practitioner Study Programs & Centers

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Institute of Buddhist Studies

Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Extended Study Programs

  • Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP)
  • Advanced Practitioner Program (APP)
  • Community Dharma Leadership (CDL)
  • Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training Program

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield – or cut and past the following link:

Spiritual Friends/KM Group

If you would like to start a Spiritual Friends (Kalyana Mitta) group to discuss your meditation practice, study various wisdom teachings, or engage specific social justice concerns, these links will support you in getting started:

Racial Affinity Group Guidelines

Dharma Audio Recordings 

Dharma Seed:

Insight Retreat Center Audio Dharma:

Ruth King Recordings:

Tara Brach:

Sounds True:

Meditation Publications 

Tricycle Magazine:

BuddhaDharma Magazine/Lion’s Roar:

Ruth King – Wise Talk:

Mindful Magazine:

Social Justice  

Racial Awareness


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