The second community offering I attended was the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara. When I arrived, I was surprised to see that this offering was held in a quaint house in a small neighborhood. The session was lead by Buddhist nun, Ayya Sudhamma Bhikkhuni. Upon walking inside, the aroma of tea mixed with calming decorations made me feel at ease. We started out by introducing ourselves and getting comfortable in the living room. Next, we did two short 2 minute meditation sessions followed by a 30-minute meditation. This final mediation was followed by a dharma talk, which was based in a reflection of our session as well as an opportunity for us to ask Ayya Sudhamma any questions we had about mindfulness and meditation. I really enjoyed my time at this mindfulness session and was able to gain insight into the origins of mindfulness. If you’re interested in attending, use this link to sign up on meetup, you wont regret it!