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 Tuesday evenings via Zoom, we discuss various Buddhist texts and ideas, 6-6:30 PM Eastern Tim. 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 at 9:15 AM Eastern Time. 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, in-person and online

Our spiritual director, periodic resident teachers, and visiting teachers provide authentic Buddhist teachings at the dharma center throughout the year.
Geshe Topgyal also offers weekly online teachings via Zoom on Sundays at 10.

 The teachings are free and open to all.

Retreats

If safe and healthy enough, 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 also have online retreats via Zoom.

 

Meditation at Dharma Center in person

Sunday, April 14,  9:15 AM

We will meet for meditation at 9:15, and at 10 will listen to teachings from Geshe Topygal from Charleston via Zoom. We often also meditate at the end of teaching.


Online Dharma Discussion 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

We meet online weekly on Tuesdays 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, April 21, 9:15  AM

We will meet for meditation at 9:15, and at 10 will listen to teachings from Geshe Topygal from Charleston via Zoom. We often also meditate at the end of teaching.



Online Dharma Discussion



Tuesday, April 23, 2024

We will meet 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.