Welcome to Wilmington Dharma.


The primary purpose of this site is to list Buddhist meditation and practice
opportunities that are available in and around Wilmington, NC.

This list is current as of November 15, 2014 Each listed group is established
and regularly attended. Visitors are welcome at any of these meditation
opportunities and study groups.

Please visit the Wilmington Dharma Google Group here for more information on
Buddhism related activities and events in SE North Carolina.

Upcoming Events:

 None at this time; see local learning opportunities at the link below.



8:30 AM - 9:15 AM - 45 minute silent meditation. All are welcome, some cushions and chairs
are available. Held at the home of Angelika Schulz. E-mail Angelika for directions and more
information. Location is a few blocks off Market St. on North 19th St. in Wilmington.


6:50 PM - 8:00 PM - The Wilmington Zen Group meets at the Unitarian Universalist church and is
well attended. Click here for a map and driving directions. See the Wilmington Zen website here.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Women's Buddhism and the 12 Steps Study Group. Meets in the home of participants.   This group begins with a 20 minute silent meditation followed by readings and book discussion.   
E-mail Ann (910) 619-4444
or e-mail Carroll  (910) 790-2010 for meeting location and additional information.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Biweekly Wednesday Study Group and brief sitting at the home of Debra
Flora and Bill DiNome. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.  Silent meditation the first 25 minutes. One hour is spent discussing a book the group is currently reading. The evening closes with another 10 minutes of silent meditation.  E-mail Steve Lee for more information.  Location is a one block off Market St. near South 19th St. in Wilmington.  Blog for this group here.


7:30AM- Drop-in Meditation meets at the Community Action Center at 317 Castle Street in Wilmington.  Come when you can, and leave when you must.  Enter and leave in silence. E-mail Steve Lee for more information.

6:00PM - Dharma Practice and Discussion Group meets regularly in Hampstead at the home of Catherine Ibsen, Ph. D., 596 Captain Beam Blvd.  Participants are invited to come as early as 6:00 for walking meditation or mindful yogi jobs in preparation for the sitting which begins promptly at 6:30.  If you would like meditation instructions before the sitting, please arrive by 6:15.  On the first Thursday of the month, there is a short dharma talk by Dr. Ibsen or an invited speaker.  Dr. Ibsen is a psychologist, yoga teacher, and a student of meditation and mindfulness for over 30 years.  For general questions or information about the current discussion topic, contact Dr. Ibsen.  There is no charge for participation; as is the tradition, it is a free offering of the Dharma.




Wat Carolina is a Thai Buddhist Monastery, located near Bolivia, North Carolina or about 20 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wat Carolina Monastery continues to grow, both physically and spiritually, under the most excellent leadership of Phrakru Buddamonpricha, abbot.

MEDMOB: This Global Flash Mob Meditation Group has been created to fill a meditation void in the community. The Meditation Flash Mobs we organize promote positive change in the world through silent meditation and sound bathing. MedMobs are meeting at various places throughout the city coordinated with cities around the world. MedMob will meet in silent meditation at high traffic areas around the city to promote meditation as a means to self discovery. MedMob believes that meditating reveals deep inner truths and inspirations.

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