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For more than 30 years, Southern Dharma Retreat Center (SDRC) has offered affordable, teacher-led retreats in a variety of spiritual traditions with a unifying thread of meditation, contemplation, and silence. Voted one of the top eleven retreat centers in the country by readers of Tricycle magazine in 2009, SDRC is proud of its tradition of excellence in providing a comfortable gathering place in a safe and secluded mountain environment removed from the distractions of everyday life where new and renowned teachers come to share their insight and wisdom. At Southern Dharma an atmosphere of peace and tranquility prevails, offering opportunities for quiet reflection and enabling one to uncover truths within the heart that can lead to personal growth and transformation.

The center was founded in 1978 and incorporated in North Carolina as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1990. It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, about an hour northwest of Asheville by car, on a large preserve of forest land adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest. The natural beauty of the setting contributes immeasurably to the Southern Dharma retreat experience, as do the lovingly-prepared vegan meals and attentive staff. Retreats are small, with generally fewer than 25 participants. Most include opportunities for individual or small-group meetings with teachers.

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2017 Retreats

We're updating our website and registration system! We can't accept reservations for 2017 retreats until the end of January. In the meantime, please click here to download our 2017 retreat schedule, fee structure, and registration opening dates. »

Seeking New Director

Our current Director is retiring in April. Please click here to see the job description for this position opening. Qualified applicants may forward a letter of interest and resume to southerndharma@earthlink.net.

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