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Charleston Buddhist Fellowship

Address: 940 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston SC 29403-3206   SC
Tradition: Theravada
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Teacher: Allan R. Bomhard  
Contact: Allan R. Bomhard  

Charleston Tibetan Society

Address: 12 Parkwood Avenue, Charleston SC   SC
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: 843 965 8815 (voice mail)
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Teacher: Geshe Dakpa Topgyal  

Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory

Address: 426 Arrowwood Rd   Columbia SC 29210
Tradition: Mahayana, Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Shasta Abbey
Phone: (803) 772-7552
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Contact: Rev. Rokuzan Kroenke, Prior  
Founder: Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett  

Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina

Address: 2999 Sunset Blvd., Suite 101 West Columbia, South Carolina 29169   SC
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Phone: (803) 256-0150
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Resident Teacher: Kelsang Jangchen  Email  

Myrte Beach Karma Kagyu Study Group

Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu, Tibetan
Affiliation: Karma Kagyu
Main Contact: Andrew Appel  

Shiwa Center For Peace

Address: 1023 Loyalist Ct   Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Tradition: Mahayana, Geluk
Phone: 843-971-6095
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Spiritual Director: Bhakhang Tulku Rinpoche  

Wat Lao Buddha Mettram

Address: 478 Fox Dr  Spartanburg SC 29306
Tradition: Theravada
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Senior Monk: Phra Ajhan Thongdam  Email  
Head Monk: Phra Ajhan Owen  
Spiritual Director: Phra Ajhan Thogdam  
Teacher: Phra Ajhan Owen  

Wat Sumter Buddharam

Address: 1050 Rembert Church Road, Sumter, SC 29153-7257  SC
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: (803) 469-5431, 469-5478
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Carolina Buddhist Vihara

Address: 113 Woodridge Circle  Greenville, SC SC 29607
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: A branch temple of New Yor Buddhist Vihara
Phone: 864.329.9961
E-mail: dhammasc [ at ]
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Spiritual Director: Bhante Kurunegoda Piyatissa Maha Nayaka Thera  
Teacher: Bhikkhuni Sudhamma  
Notes and Events:

The Vihara is the dwelling of monastics; it is a community-supported house that is used for gatherings of Buddhists and friends.  We hold monthly Poya observance; monthly childrens program as announced; evening teachings Monday-Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (telephone to confirm), and weekly meditations for women on Tuesday mornings.

South Carolina Dharma Group

Address: 3003 Columbia Ave.   Columbia SC 29201
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Charleston Tibetan Siciety
Phone: (803) 467-7759
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Main Contact: Nancy Kreml  Email  (Phone: (803) 4677-759)
Spiritual Director: Geshe Dakpa Topgyal  
Notes and Events:

The South Carolina Dharma Group follows the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. SCDG offers weekly meditations (Sundays, 10 AM) followed by book discussions and Tibetan language classes.

With our sister group, the Charleston Tibetan Society, we have several retreats each year at the Radiant Mind Retreat Center in St. George, SC. We often have visiting teachers. Please let us know if you'd like to be added to our email list for details by emailing

Please join us for meditation. The center is located behind the house at 3003 Columbia Ave., Columbia, SC 29201, and mostly easily entered from Florence Avenue.


Spartanburg Buddhist Center (Wat Preah Ang Thom)

Address: 770 Bryant Road   Spartanburg SC 29303
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Independent Cambodian Theravada
Phone: (864) 327-8726
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Ork Ron (Viragatthero Bhikkhu)  
Notes and Events:

Daily chanting and meditation at 5AM and 8PM.

Every Thursday at 6PM Meditation Group Meets:basic meditation instruction and group discussion.

Wat Rattanavanaram

Address: 2275 Thomas Sumter Highway  Sumter SC 29153
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 803-469-2494
Fax: 803-469-2494
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Main Contact: Chinnaphat Khotwong  (Phone: 803-469-2494)
Spiritual Director: Chinnaphat Khotwong  Email  (Phone: 910-723-0149)
Teacher: Chinnaphat Khotwong  
Notes and Events:

Wat Rattanavanaram, domestically incorporated in the State of South Carolina on February 15, 2001, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit religious organization whose excluvesive purpose is to promote Buddhism, especially the practice of Theravada Sect.

The organization forms the Buddhist Temple in Sumter, South Carolina, providing religious services to Buddhist community free of charge. The Temple is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

However, major religious services are held on Sunday, on Buddhist holidays, and Thai festivals.

You are welcome to visit our office or join our services at your own convenience. Please call 803-469-2494 to make an appointment.