Kosala Buddhist Center

Meditation In Chapel Hill


About the classes

Kosala Center’s meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome.

Our regular weekly drop-in classes are:

Advice for a Happy Life (Sundays at 10:30am)

Meditation 101 (Tuesdays at 7pm)

Meditation and Modern Buddhism (Wednesdays at 7pm)

Most classes run for about an hour to an hour and a half. We usually meditate sitting on comfortable cushions although chairs and couch space is also available. There is no physical exercise involved.

The general structure of the class:

  • Simple guided breathing meditation
  • Practical teaching on how to solve problems in daily life
  • Second guided meditation on the teaching topic
  • Brief discussion or Q & A

After the class everyone is welcome to stay for informal discussion with classmates or to ask questions of the resident teacher or senior students.

Attending the class

The classes are organized as short courses, usually spanning several weeks. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can, as each class is self-contained.

You do not need to book in advance, simply find a class that looks interesting to you and pay when you arrive. If you would like more information or help, please contact us.

Drop in for any of our weekly meditation classes in Carborro and around the Triangle.  Each class includes guided meditation, practical advice based on Buddhist wisdom, and time for discussion.  By training in meditation we will learn to develop inner peace, giving us the ability to stay happy and positive all the time, even in difficult circumstances.

These classes are suitable for individuals of all levels of interest, from those who just wish to explore the practice of Buddhist meditation, to those who are interested in learning more about the rich spiritual traditions of Buddhism.  All GP classes are on a drop-in basis, with no need to have attended the previous classes in any given series.