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

While the center is closed we are meditating at home. 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.

Upcoming Events

Online Dharma Discussion

Thursday, September 16

6:00-6:30 PM

Topic: Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

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 Online

Thursday, September 16

6:30-7:00 PM

We will practice meditation together, with short prayers, each week. We're also glad to offer individual meditation instruction to those interested. Please email us at scdharma@gmail.com to sign up or receive more information. More>

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Monday, September 20

6-7 PM

In five-week series of classes, we will introduce some of the main topics of Buddhism and Buddhist practice. We will also introduce shamata meditation and include some time for meditation and for discussion.


Online Dharma Discussion


Thursday, September 23

6:00-6:30 PM

Topic: Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

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.


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