Welcome to the Carolina Buddhist Vihara Website
Please note that the Vihara will be closed from July 12 to July 19, 2021 since Ayya will be away visiting the New York Empty Cloud Monastery during those dates.
Please note that Carolina Vihara is open for meditation on Monday & Thursday from 6 – 8 PM, and for women only meditation on Friday from 9 – 10 AM. We request that all sangha members who want to attend follow CDC guidelines in relation to masks and social distancing. Due to social distancing requirements in person attendance will be limited to 9 members and Ayya. Please click here for reopening more details.
Please call (864) 329-9961 first to reserve your space.
Wherever the Buddha’s teachings have flourished, either in cities or countrysides,
People would gain inconceivable benefits.
The land and people would be enveloped in peace,
The sun and moon will shine clear and bright.
Wind and rain would appear accordingly, and there will be no disasters.
Nations would be prosperous and there would be no use for soldiers or weapons.
People would abide by morality and accord with laws.
They would be courteous and humble, and everyone would be content without injustices.
There would be no thefts or violence.
The strong would not dominate the weak, and everyone would get their fair share.
The Carolina Buddhist Vihara offers the teachings of the Buddha to all who are interested in learning to break through the bonds of greed, hatred, and delusion and seek to find lasting peace in this life and the next. The ultimate goal of the Buddha’s teachings, however, is the complete, unfettered release of Nibbana.
We welcome you to visit the pages of this humble website for information about the Vihara, the resident monastic, and times teachings are available.
If you have a special need or would like to receive meditation instruction or Dhamma teachings, the Vihara’s contact information can be found here.
For updates and news please visit our News Page. You can also follow us on Facebook to get updates about the Vihara.
තෙරුවන් සරණයි (Theruvan Saranai) – May the Triple Gem Bless You!
Carolina Buddhist Vihāra is a temple and monastery in South Carolina, USA. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering teachings of the Buddha, primarily by bringing Theravada Buddhist nuns and monks to Greenville. “Theravāda” refers to the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism, the highly traditional school found in…
Carolina Vihāra Buddhist Vihāra offers the following programs. Please contact the Vihāra (or check the Facebook Page Carolina Buddhist Vihāra) for dates and times of the next class or program. Navigate to the following page to listen to Dhamma Talks by Ayya Sudinna and…
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