Day Retreat at GW Zen "Overwhelmed (re Politics)? The Buddha's Remedy..."

"Meditate with the Monk" Buddhism in Charlotte
"Meditate with the Monk" Buddhism in Charlotte
Public group

Great Woods Zen

8015 Sullivan Rd · Charlotte, NC

How to find us

Great Woods Zen: Please use a map program like google maps to help. You will see white wooden entrance signs saying "Hickory Acres" at the turn onto Irwin Rd. Take Irwin Rd, then Right onto Hickory Drive as it veers right into a dirt road. See note.*

Location image of event venue


"Overwhelmed? The Buddha's Remedy to Stress from Current Politics & Climate" A day with Ayya Sudhamma focused on the solution.

We will meet at Great Woods Zen retreat center (not far from the Vihara) for a half day of meditation and teachings. The center is nestled in 28 beautiful acres of woods out Hickory Grove Rd - a lovely oasis in the City.

Our activities may be indoors or outdoors, or both, depending on weather.

~Please arrive 10 minutes early to settle in ~

• 9 am-Noon Sitting/Walking Meditation with instructions & short Dhamma comments.

• Noon-12:30 pm Brown-bag Lunch (please bring your own lunch! And a cooler if needed.)

• 12:30-1:15 pm Dhamma Talk

• 1:15-1:45 pm Sitting meditation

• 1:45-2:30 pm Q & A

BRING YOUR OWN CUSHION or let me know to bring one for you from the Vihara. Also bring a cloth or mat to sit on outside. And bring your own lunch (in a cooler if needed, as the 'fridge is reserved for residents), and a mug for tea.

*Note: Advice on getting there:

For those who are new to the center, go right at the fork onto the gravel road. Go onto the gravel road. Watch out for big potholes.

This is an old picture of the correct path which has since had some construction: