Practicing in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh Since 1993

Charlotte, North Carolina USA

About the Charlotte Community of Mindfulness

Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and supported by local Dharma Teacher Leslie Rawls, the Charlotte Community of Mindfulness is a small group of friends who study and practice the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and meditation. We aspire to live every moment deeply and compassionately. While practicing in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, we recognize and respect the value of all spiritual traditions as the heritage of humankind.

Newcomers are welcome. No experience needed. CCM offers Beginner’s Mind Days every few months. Newcomers are welcome any time, but may appreciate the additional guidance and basic instruction offered on Beginner’s Mind Days. On these days, the first hour will include meditation instruction and guidance. The second hour, we will explore other basic elements of our practice.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The floor is carpeted. We have a few extra meditation cushions and benches, as well as chairs. Click here for study schedule showing activities on specific dates.

We have a yahoogroup for Sangha news and announcements. To join, please visit charlottemindfulness and ask to join. We welcome anyone interested in our practice. Help us avoid spammers when you ask to join; let us know where you live and briefly explain your interest in our group.

CCM is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

CCM has core community members and extended community members. To become a core community member, one must have been an engaged participant with CCM for at least a year and wish to formally commit to the community. Core community members may participate in decision making by consensus. Extended community members wish to formally associate with CCM, to practice with and support CCM, but either do not wish to be a core member or do not yet qualify. The community welcomes the comments and observations of extended community members, who may contribute to discussions but not participate in decision making. Membership forms should be completed and delivered to a member of the Caretaking Council. The form can be found by clicking here.

For a .pdf document about our lineage, please click here.