What We Do

The Southeastern Buddhist Community (SEBC) provides community and fellowship for people in the southeastern region of the United States, without being affiliated with any specific Buddhist temple or tradition. We sponsor Buddhist meditation and community projects in the Central Savannah River Area around Augusta, GA, but also inclusively participate and promote regional Buddhist activities in other temples and churches. While we are organized around the Buddhist tradition, we sometimes partner with others who include meditation (whether called meditation or not) as an integral part of their practice.

SEBC provides regular meetings each month. Details of the regular program can be found under the Activities tab. In addition, we sometimes offer Special Events, such as Book Discussion and Retreats. Another important aspect of our community is to provide information and resources for those who would like to learn more about Buddhism and meditation – both during our monthly meetings and on this website.

We at SEBC affirm our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and interconnection. We encourage you to visit ourĀ resource list on Socially Engaged Buddhism and we invite your participation, perspectives, and solidarity, as together we undertake the essential work necessary for transformation. May we stand stronger as Beloved Community through our Dharma practice and understanding, and in our larger society as a whole.

“Charles Johnson, philosopher, says, ‘One way to understand right conduct is to see it as a calling to us as citizens, to translate the dharma into specific actions of social responsibility’ … So, if we can understand the problem, we can answer the problem. But it means we have to be in the soup, in the karmic soup that we all need to taste. We need to be willing to recognize that we’re all members of one human race and to make sure no harm comes to any of us.”

-Ruth King