Sunday Gathering

Our Sunday Gathering meets the third Sunday (see Calendar) of each month at the Lotus Buddhist Temple on Martintown Road in North Augusta, SC (unless otherwise noted – see Announcements). All levels of meditators are welcome to attend, including those with no previous experience (although some basic orientation to meditation could be useful – see How to Meditate). The group is led by an SEBC facilitator and follows a similar timetable to our Wednesday Group. The abbot of the temple, when available, also contributes sometimes. The meeting is followed by a potluck dinner. Occasionally the Gathering has a special theme, such as work meditation, e.g. preparing a meal together; or walking meditation, e.g. hiking together at Savannah River Bluffs.




Enlightenment is not like a sudden realization of something mysterious. Enlightenment is nothing but awakening from illusions and returning to the reality of life.

–Kōshō Uchiyama