August 2021 Update: We are pleased to be welcoming teachers and practitioners back to in-person retreats as of the first week in August. We are restricting our on-site programs to fully vaccinated individuals until further notice. All participants and teachers must also agree to a Covid test in the 72 hours prior to the start of each retreat, as well as an on-site Covid test upon arrival.
Please consult our Retreat Schedule for a listing of available teacher-led programs. We also also offering a Residency Program for experienced practitioners who can live and work at Southern Dharma for a minimum of six weeks. Applications for the Residency Program are being considered on a rolling basis.
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 lead to personal growth and transformation.
For more than 40 years, Southern Dharma Retreat Center (SDRC) has offered affordable, teacher-led retreats with a unifying thread of meditation, contemplation, and silence. SDRC continues its tradition of excellence as the preeminent meditation retreat center in the southeast and is historically ranked top 10 nationally.
We provide a comfortable gathering place in an intimate forested mountain environment. Our campus is removed from the distractions of everyday life, where new and renowned teachers come to share their insight and wisdom.
If you are new to retreat, start here.