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 December 18, 2012 Each listed group is
and regularly attended. Visitors are welcome at any of these
opportunities and study groups.
Please visit the Wilmington Dharma Google
here for more information on
Buddhism related activities and
events in SE North Carolina.
None at this time; see local learning opportunities at the link below.
PRACTICE OPPORTUNITES IN THIS AREA
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM - 45 minute silent meditation. All are welcome, some cushions
are available. Held at the home of Angelika Schulz.
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
for a map and driving directions. See the
Wilmington Zen website here.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Wilmington Community of Mindful Living (in the tradition
of Thich Nhat Hahn) meets in the sanctuary of
Church of the Servant on Oriole Drive in Wilmington. Activities
consist of sitting meditation, walking meditation, reading, and discussion.
Renee Eli for more information.
NOTE: THIS GROUP IS ON SABBATICAL UNTIL 2013, CONTACT
RENEE ELI FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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
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. 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.. Current book is
The Open Road: The global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
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.
Local learning opportunities
Other links of interest
Questions, feedback or comments?