What we're about

The Kosala Mahayana Buddhist Center provides authentic Buddhist instruction, including calming and illuminating meditation practices and coherent philosophical and spiritual teachings with lively discussions. An ordained monk of the New Kadampa Tradition comes from Charlotte weekly to teach. This tradition comes out of Tibet and now has teachers and centers around the globe. The Kosala Center opened in Carrboro in 2006.

We charge $8-$10 for classes to cover rent and expenses, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Come enjoy our beautiful meditation space, free tea, and many books.

The group meets at 711 West Rosemary Street above Carrburrito's restaurant. Please come! Everyone is welcome!

Read about our weekly classes and special events on our website and see the schedule:

http://www.meditationinchapelhill.org

Upcoming events (5)

Meditation 101 (Online via Zoom)

Kosala Buddhist Center

~~ Kosala Center's classes are currently streamed through Zoom. ~~ ** Please register at least an hour before you attend this class for the first time. You can register at any time before the start time of the first class you wish to attend. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup is not the same as registration. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/meditation-101/ ** This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to meditation. It is also for experienced meditators who want to learn more and improve their concentration. Meditation is training the mind to be peaceful regardless of what happens. We teach a variety of meditation objects, so you build a collection of tools for keeping your mind peaceful. We explain why meditation works, teach you how to meditate, and lead you through guided meditations. Drop-ins are welcome, at any level of experience. Questions are encouraged. Wear clothes for sitting comfortably. With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner http://meditationinchapelhill.org/about-kosala-2/about/ Cost: $8 (Free with a Basic Membership) http://meditationinchapelhill.org/info-support/monthly-membership/ • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can't pay the full amount, please pay what you can. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/meditation-101/

Meditation and Modern Buddhism (Online via Zoom)

Kosala Buddhist Center

~~ Kosala Center's classes are currently streamed through Zoom. ~~ ** Please register at least an hour before the first time you attend this class. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend. Please go to this link to find out how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/buddhism-for-everyone/ ** Our Current Class Series: Becoming a Friend of the World • January 20th: Empowering Your Love • January 27th: Become a Modern Day Bodhisattva • February 3rd: The Joy of Giving To Others • February 10th: Practicing Mindfulness for a Happy Life • February 17th: Control Your Mind, Control Your Life • February 24th: Overcoming Anger With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner http://meditationinchapelhill.org/about-kosala-2/about/ Cost: $10 (Free with a Basic Membership) http://meditationinchapelhill.org/info-support/monthly-membership/ • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can't pay the full amount, please pay what you can. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: http://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/buddhism-for-everyone/

Advice for a Happy Life (Online via Zoom)

Kosala Buddhist Center

~~ Kosala Center's classes are currently streamed through Zoom. ~~ ** Please register at least an hour before you attend this class for the first time. You can register at any time before the start time of the first class you wish to attend. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup is not the same as registration. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/advice-for-a-happy-life/ ** Through training in meditation we can maintain a calm and happy mind in any circumstance. We offer a class on Sunday mornings that can help you relax, let go of difficult thoughts, and strengthen your mind to face the week. Join us on Sunday mornings for a light and inspiring meditation and a talk about the profound teachings of Buddha. Starting in mid Summer 2019, we are starting a new book, How to Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book is a practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. With Buddhist teacher David Rademacher http://meditationinchapelhill.org/about-kosala-2/about/ Cost: $8 (Free with a Basic Membership) http://meditationinchapelhill.org/info-support/monthly-membership/ • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can't pay the full amount, please pay what you can. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/advice-for-a-happy-life/

Meditation 101 (Online via Zoom)

Kosala Buddhist Center

~~ Kosala Center's classes are currently streamed through Zoom. ~~ ** Please register at least an hour before you attend this class for the first time. You can register at any time before the start time of the first class you wish to attend. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup is not the same as registration. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/meditation-101/ ** This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to meditation. It is also for experienced meditators who want to learn more and improve their concentration. Meditation is training the mind to be peaceful regardless of what happens. We teach a variety of meditation objects, so you build a collection of tools for keeping your mind peaceful. We explain why meditation works, teach you how to meditate, and lead you through guided meditations. Drop-ins are welcome, at any level of experience. Questions are encouraged. Wear clothes for sitting comfortably. With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner http://meditationinchapelhill.org/about-kosala-2/about/ Cost: $8 (Free with a Basic Membership) http://meditationinchapelhill.org/info-support/monthly-membership/ • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can't pay the full amount, please pay what you can. Please visit this link for information on how to register and connect: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/weekly-classes/meditation-101/

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