South Carolina Dharma Group

A Center for the Study and Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

Portrait of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

INPSIRED BY HIS HOLINESS,
THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

LED BY SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
GESHE DAKPA TOPGYAL

JOIN US IN LEARNING TIBETAN BUDDHISM IN THE GELUGPA TRADITION

Whether you are new to Buddhism or coming from another Buddhist tradition, learn more on our Information for Newcomers page and sign up for our email list on our Connect With Us page to receive announcements of online events.

What We Do

Online Dharma Discussion and Meditation

On Thursday evenings via Zoom, we discuss various Buddhist texts, 6-6:30 PM EDT, and we meditate 6:30-7 PM EDT. If you would like information about joining us, please contact us at scdharma@gmail.com or 803-467-7759.

Group Meditation

We re-opened in May 2022 for group meditation on Sundays. If you are new to our center, you can read more about our group. If you want to learn about meditation, see Meditation Basics and Teachings for guidance.

Teachings

Our spiritual director, periodic resident teachers, and visiting teachers provide authentic Buddhist teachings at the dharma center throughout the year. The teachings are free and open to all.

Retreats

Twice a year, along with the Charleston Tibetan Society, we hold retreats at the Radiant Mind Retreat Center in St. George, South Carolina. The retreat center is halfway between Columbia and Charleston. We have online retreats via Zoom, but may soon return to in person retreats.

Upcoming Events

Online Dharma Discussion

Thursday, September 22
6:00-6:30 PM (Eastern
Daylight Time)

Topic: The Eight Worldly Concerns

We are meeting online weekly on Thursdays for a Dharma discussion via Zoom. Contact us at scdharma@gmail.com if you would like to be part of the discussion.

Meditation at Dharma Center in person

Sunday, September 25 9:15-10 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

We will meet for prayers and 15 minutes of meditation in the Dharma Center. Afterwards people are welcome to stay and listen to Geshe Dakpa Topgyal teach about meditation via Zoom.


Online Dharma Discussion

Thursday, September 29
6:00-6:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Topic: The Eight Worldly Concerns

We are meeting online weekly on Thursdays for a Dharma discussion via Zoom. Contact us at scdharma@gmail.com if you would like to be part of the discussion.


Meditation at Dharma Center in person

Sunday, October 2
9:15-10 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

We will meet for prayers and 15 minutes of meditation in the Dharma Center. Afterwards people are welcome to stay and listen to Geshe Dakpa Topgyal teach about meditation via Zoom.

Photo credit: Tenzin Choejor, Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.