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Padmasambhava Budhist Center of Asheville

Address: Asheville, NC   NC
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma.
Affiliation: Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, NY
Phone: (828) 697-8124
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Spiritual Director: Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal  

Piedmont Karma Thegsum Choling

Address: 103 W. Weaver Street, Room 202 Carrboro, NC 27510   NC
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu lineage
Phone: (919) 563-6911
E-mail: kcl@visionet.orgm
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Piedmont Zen Group

Address: 633 st  winston-salem,n.c. NC 27101
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: kwan um zen school
Phone: 336.778.0765
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Teacher: matthew klein  

Raleigh Zen Group

Address: Raleigh, NC 27606   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhism
Phone: (919) 833-6200
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Contact: Bob Schuman  

Salisbury Community of Mindfulness

Address:   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Phone: (704) 633-6399
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Contact: Alice Parada  

Seidoan Soto Zen Buddhist Temple

Address: 418 Curwood Lane, Boone, NC 28607  NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Japanese Soto Zen Temple, Eiheiji
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Contact: Rev. Tozan Hardison, chief priest  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Tozan Hardison  

Soka Gakai International-USA, North Carolina

Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Buddhism
Affiliation: Nichiren Buddhism
Spiritual Director: Daisaku Ikeda  

Southern Dharma Retreat Center

Address: 1661 West Road, Hot Springs, NC 28743   NC
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Mixed
Phone: (828) 622-7112
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Tinh Tam Buddhist Meditation Temple

Address: 1602 Lane St. Kannapolis   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese, but all are welcome!
Phone: 203-524-5527
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Teacher: abbot, Bhikku Thich Tam Khanh.  
Notes and Events:

The temple holds services every Sunday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Services include Sutra chanting and meditation, as well as a message from the abbot.

To meditate is to try to understand the nature of the mind and to use it effectively in daily lives,” Thi Thi says. “The mind is the key to happiness and also the key to suffering.”

Urban Dharma

Address: 29 Page Avenue, Asheville   NC
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drikung Kagyü, Tibetan
Affiliation: Venerable Wei Wu, Abbot & Founder of Than Hsiang Temple, Malaysia
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Main Contact: Dr. Hun Lye, UDNC Founder & President  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche,  
Notes and Events:

We are at 29 Page Avenue - across from historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville.  Urban Dharma is a temple with meditation and teaching space, a Tibetan art/ritual gallery, a Buddhist library and a tea-corner for relaxation.

UD Temple Hours (Gallery closed)
Tuesday        12 noon - 5 pm
Wednesday   12 noon - 5 pm

UD Temple & Gallery Hours
Thursday      12 noon - 8 pm


Friday           12 noon - 8 pm
Saturday       12 noon - 8 pm
Sunday         12 noon - 5 pm
We encourage walk-ins, whether motivated by simple curiosity or existential crisis, drop-ins for tea and relaxation or sit-ins - sit and be.

Wat Buddhadasa Balaramma

Address: P.O. Box 44, Waxhaw, NC 28173-0044   NC
Tradition: Theravaa, Thai Forest
Phone: (704) 843-2555:
E-mail: watbuddhadasa@carolina.rr
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Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram

Address: 1610 Midway Road, Bolivia, NC 28422   NC
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Buddhist Association of North Carolina
Phone: (910) 253-4526
Fax: (910) 453-6618
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Wat Mungme Srisuk

Address: 128 S. Main Street, Spring Lake, NC 28390  NC
Tradition: Theravada, Thai (Dhammayutti Nikaya)
Phone: (910) 497-6851
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Wilmington Dharma

Address: 626 Pine Valley Drive   Wilmington NC 28412
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Independent
Phone: (910) 791-4877
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Main Contact: Steve Lee  (Phone: (910) 791-4877)

Winston Salem Dharma Community

Address: The Shepherds Center 1700 Ebert Street Winston Salem, NC 27103   Winston Salem NC 27104
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Main Contact: Ann McCarty  Email  

Won Buddhism Meditation Temple

Address: 8021 Old NC 86 Chapel Hill, NC 27516-5142   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean=everyone welcome!
Phone: (919) 933-6946
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Notes and Events:

We come together for meditation practice every Saturday at 11:00 am and Sunday at 10:00 am (directions). The Temple is open to everyone. Families, students, and "just curious" are welcome. No experience necessary.

The Temple is always open, including holidays and even during inclement weather.

Zen Center of Asheville

Address: PO Box 17274, Asheville, NC 28816-7274 191 Murdock Avenue, North Asheville   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Phone: (828) 253-2314
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Teacher: Reverend Teijo Munnich  

Asheville Insight Meditation

Address: 29 Ravenscroft Drive Suite 200   Asheville NC 28801
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 828-808-4444
Website: http://www.asheville
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Teacher: Ronya Banks  
Notes and Events:

Group Meditation/Sangha Sessions:

Wednesdays 7 - 8pm

Sundays 10am - 11:30am

Blue Ridge Meditation

Address: 24 Arlington Street.  Asheville NC
Tradition: Theravada, Insight Meditation
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Teacher: Vincent Horn & Emily Horn  
Spiritual Director: =  
Notes and Events:

Blue Ridge Meditation is an urban practice center located in Asheville, North Carolina. We offer groups, classes, and workshops that provide a space to explore, awaken, and heal.

Cloud Cottage Sangha

Address: 219 Old Toll Circle  Black Mountain, NC NC 28711
Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanhs Order of Interbeing
Affiliation: World Community of Mindful Living
Phone: 828-669-0920
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Teacher: Thay Nhat Hanh  
Main Contact: Judith & Philip Toy  Email  (Phone: 828-669-0920)
Spiritual Director: Judith & Philip Toy  Email  (Phone: 828-669-0920)
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Cloud Cottage Sangha 

Mindfulness Practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

"Our actions are our only true belongings"

–Shakyamuni Buddha

We are a group of mindfulness practitioners–not bound by any ideology–who come from various backgrounds. We meet often to enjoy seated meditation, sutra readings and study, dharma talks, chanting, singing and dharma discussion. Striving to incorporate our spirituality into everyday life, we look for ways to cultivate peace and loving kindness and to work for the well being of all life on the planet. We believe in a supportive community, social engagement, right livelihood, simple healthful living and learning to dwell happily in the present moment.

Cloud Cottage offers a Zen lending library, a rich schedule of retreats, an annual mindfulness healing fair, and talks and retreats by visiting teachers.

Our teacher is a gentle monk, Vietnamese Zen master and peace maker, the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, whose home monastery is Plum Village in Southern France. (For more information, we refer you to He is a best-selling author who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who is known for his socially engaged practice.

Our lay ministers are Judith and Philip Toy who were ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as members of the Order of Interbeing, founded by our teacher during the Vietnam War but tracing its roots back to the Buddha. Judith and Philip have founded two sanghas–communities of practitioners–in the US as well as one prison sangha in a medium security prison in Pennsylvania.


FROM ASHEVILLE, Travel East on Rte I-40 to Exit 66, Ridgecrest (one exit after Black Mountain). Take a left at the top of the ramp and proceed across the bridge. At the stop sign at the end of the bridge, turn left and travel exactly seven-tenths of a mile to Old Toll Rd. (Street sign on left, road on right.) Take a right onto Old Toll Rd. (You will also see a Mt. Mitchell Railroad plaque and a Burgin’s Chapel sign there.) Immediately you will see that you have three options; take the middle way! (Old Toll Circle) We are the second drive on the left (you will not see the house). On the mailbox is printed 219 Cloud Cottage.


OR IF YOU COME UP THE DRIVE AND PARK, you will know you’re in the right place when you see the big folk art sun. It’s a good idea to turn your car around so that you’re facing out. There are also three or four parking places in front of the cottage. Walk up the outside stairs of the two-story building behind the cottage. We will meet there, always in silence. Please remove your shoes after you come in the door and find a seat. There are no assigned seats. We have cushions, benches and chairs available. (If we are expecting a large group, we’ll advise you ahead of time to park at the grassy area on your right just at the turn onto Old Toll Rd., and to walk up the drive.) Enjoy your breathing!

THE BATHROOM is in the cottage, through the kitchen and turn left into the hallway off the livingroom, first door on your left. No need to knock. The best times to use the bathroom are before or after meditation, or during walking meditation.

FROM BLACK MOUNTAIN: Travel East on Route 70 from Montreat Rd. (Route 9) past the Black Mountain Primary School on your left and past the Super 8 Motel. At that corner, take the left-right jog in the road and continue to travel East parallel to the highway. DO NOT ENTER THE HIGHWAY, but stay on 70 which looks like an access road at this point. Our road, Old Toll Rd., is located exactly seven-tenths of a mile beyond the Super 8 Motel. You’ll notice the Mt. Mitchell Railroad plaque and the Burgin’s Chapel signs there. Take a left onto Old Toll Rd. Immediately it becomes Old Toll Circle. You may wish to park in the grassy area near the telephone pole and walk to the drive and up to the meditation hall because the drive is very steep. Or, stay straight, and we are the second drive on your left–219, Cloud Cottage. (See above for parking and bathroom instructions.)

OUR TELEPHONE: 828-669-0920

OUR SCHEDULE: Wed. 6:00-7:30 PM in the style of Thich Nhat Hanh (Please call if you wish instruction during the pre-sit at 5:30) at Cloud Cottage

LEARN TO MEDITATE CLASSES fourth Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30 at Cloud Cottage

AA MEETING Sunday mornings, weekly 11:00 - 12:15 Eleventh Step Study, Open to all 12-step groups at Cloud Cottage

Sundays, weekly 4:15 - 5:15 Cheshire Fitness Club, Black Mountain, Judith teaches a Meditation for Health class.

Sun. 8:00-9:00 AM in the Japanese Zen style, followed by informal tea (pre-sit 7:30; no instruction) at Cloud Cottage

--Days of mindfulness and retreats

–Monthly beginners’ class

–Monthly e-newsletter: cloud water

–Dharma interviews with Philip and Judith by appointment

--Zen lending library



Thank you for your inquiry! May you be peaceful. May you be peace.

Embracing Simplicity Hermitage

Address: 41 Wisdom Lane  Hendersonville NC 28739
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Bibshuni Pannavati
Phone: 828-696-1638
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Spiritual Director: Bikshuni Pannavati  Email  (Phone: 828-696-1638)
Teacher: Bikshu Pannadipa  
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Description: Tranquility / Insight Theravadan practice and sutta study with Zen and Mahayana visiting teachers. Residential lay openings; classes; retreats; Monastic ordination program and FREE weekly meditation instruction. NEW- Dharma Teacher Training course.

Healing Springs in the Pines Sangha

Address: Congregational Church of Pinehurst Linden Road   Pinehurst NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Phone: (910) 9149-2623
E-mail: or
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Contact: John Bowman  Email  (Phone: 910-949-2623)
Teacher: Emily Whittle  
Notes and Events:

Meets on Sundays, 4-6 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church of Pinehurst. Activities include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma sharing, and sponsoring Days of Mindfulness.

International Buddhist Progress Society NC

Address: 2529 Prince Drive, Raleigh. NC 27606   Raleigh NC 27606
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land / Ch\\'an (Zen, Linchi)
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan
Phone: (919) 816-9866
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun  
Notes and Events:

    International Buddhist Progress Society NC\\\'s temple is an American branch of the Buddhist order, Fo Guang Shan (Buddha\\\'s Light Mountain). We seek to end suffering for all sentient beings with the practice of Mahayana (Chan and Pure Land) and Humanistic Buddhism. We achieve this goal through education, charity, cultural programs and Dharma propagation. Cultivating kindness, compassion, and wisdom, we reach out to ourselves, our community and society at large.

Objectives of Fo Guang Shan
To propagate Buddhist teachings through cultural activities
To foster talent through education
To benefit society through charitable programs
To purify human hearts and minds through Buddhist practice.

Kadampa Center

Address: 5412 Etta Burke Court  Raleigh NC 27606
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
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Teacher: Geshe Gelek Chodak  
Spiritual Director: Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Silent meditation Sundays 9 a.m.   Dharma talk Sundays 10:30 a.m.   Discovering Buddhism class Mondays 7 p.m.   Basic Program (advanced class) Wednesdays 7 p.m.    See website for additional events.   

Kagyu Samdrup Chödzong

Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Lineage
Affiliation: Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery
Spiritual Director: Puntsok Gyaltsen  Email  
Teacher: Puntsok Gyaltsen  
Main Contact: Puntsok Gyaltsen  
Notes and Events:

Kagyu Samdrup Chödzong is the Greensboro, North Carolina Dharma center in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage and an affiliate of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery in New York State. 
Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery was founded in 1978 by Lama Norlha Rinpoche after he arrived in New York City as Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoches representative and director of his centers in the eastern United States.

The intention of our Dharma Center here in Greensboro, North Carolina is to encourage the practice of teachings and practices of the Kagyu Lineage in creative ways. 

We strive to provide opportunities for students at all levels to accumulate merit and practice mindfulness.  We encourage our students to nourish each other’s practice, and to find new ways to benefit every one.

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