Meditation Groups for Southwest Virginia

We have done our best to compile a comprehensive list of meditation groups for southwest Virginia. Please email us if you know of any others, or of any corrections to our existing listings.

Locality Address Group Description Time Contact Cost
Roanoke Room 808, Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 North Jefferson Street
Midweek Mindfulness Group
Weekly mindfulness meditation group focusing on a science-based approach. 
Wednesdays 6pm-7pm Eric-Gene Shrewsbury: 276-656-0245; Free
Roanoke Christ Episcopal Church
Franklin Rd SW & Washington Ave SW
Stone Mountain Zendo A place where people can learn about Zen Buddhism, find support for their own home practice, and connect with a teacher in a fully established Zen Center. No preliminary training or long preparation is necessary to join. Tuesdays 6pm-7:15;
Wednesdays 6pm-7;
Saturdays 9am-10
Richard Normand: 540-345-5932;
Cave Spring Anderson & Associates, LLC
4212 Cypress Park Dr
Bridge of Compassion Sangha An engaged practice community following the Bodhisattva path in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sangha gathering with sitting and walking meditation, and Dharma readings and discussions, on Saturdays; Mindful Movement sessions (Taiji, Qigong, Yoga), on Tuesdays; and silent sitting on Thursdays. Saturdays 8am-9:30;
Tuesdays 5:30pm;
Thursdays 5:45pm-6:30
Cave Spring EmPower Pilates & Yoga
3555 Electric Rd
Heart of the Blue Ridge Sangha Meditating and sharing the practices of mindful living. We practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, to nourish happiness, and to build a more compassionate society. Sundays 9:15am-10:45
Hollins 5431 Peters Creek Rd Dharmapala Kadampa
Buddhist Center
Everyone is welcome, regardless of current religious or spiritual affiliation, background or previous experience with meditation. The series is designed in a sequence, but each class is self-contained. Drop in for one, several or all of the sessions, there is no attendance commitment for the General Program class. Tuesdays 7pm- 8:15;
Thursdays 7pm-8:15;
Sundays 11am- 12:15pm
540-521-7989; $10
Blacksburg Center For Creative Change
205 Washington St SW
Blacksburg Meditation Group Informal group format usually involving an hour of silent meditation, including time for sitting and walking, then tea and conversation. From 7pm to 7:50 on the first Sunday of each month a group member offers meditation instruction and a guided meditation. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend during this time. Sundays 7:30pm-8:30pm Free
Blacksburg Solitude House
705 West Campus Drive
Mindful Mondays Virginia Tech employees and students are invited to drop-in throughout the semester. Registration is not required, just drop in quietly. Mondays 12pm-1pm Amy Epperly: Free
Blacksburg Blacksburg Unitarian-Universalist Congregation
1301 Gladewood Drive
UUC Meditation Gather in the Sanctuary to deepen your meditation practice. All levels are welcome. Tuesdays 7pm-8pm; listserv: Free
Blacksburg The Cooper House
305 Washington St SW
New River Zen Community Emphasis on strong zazen and the integration of Zen in daily life. Strong zazen involves both discipline and beauty. The discipline of zazen is a wakeful posture and sitting still. Wednesdays 7:15 to 9pm 540-605-7560;
Christiansburg Life in Balance: Counseling & Wellness Center
125 Akers Farm Road NE
Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness practice for 30 minutes with some guidance, followed by open discussion for about 20-30 minutes. Practicing from a secular, psychology-based perspective, with the intention to create a peer-led mindfulness-based practice group as a community. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 8:30am-9:30 540-381-6215 Free
Copper Hill Light Morning
8471 Autumn Dr NE
Sunday Morning Pancakes A long-standing tradition of pot-luck Sunday morning brunch. Light Morning provides the pancakes; those who come for breakfast bring the toppings. The grace circle for the meal is at 10am, following a group meditation commencing at 9am. Sundays 9am-10 540-929-4620 Free
Ferrum Ferrum College Stanley Library
150 Wiley Dr
Heart of the Blue Ridge Sangha Meditating and sharing the practices of mindful living. We practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, to nourish happiness, and to build a more compassionate society. Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30
Floyd June Bug Center
251 Parkway Ln S
Floyd Silent Meditation Group Open to all meditation styles and levels of experience. If you are new to meditation and need some pointers, feel free to arrive 10-15 minutes early or contact the organizers prior to the session. Tuesdays 6pm-6:45 Tommy Bailey: 540-250-8446;

Jamie Reygle: 540-227-6377;

Martinsville Honey B Reiki
10 E Church St
Weeknight Meditation Mondays to Thursdays 5:30-6pm 276-224-4822 $2
Pilot Shanti on Deer Park Farm
625 Laurel Creek Rd NE
Shanti Community Meditation Begins with a half an hour video from one of the world’s great spiritual teachers and concludes with an hour of silent meditation. There is no fee for participating, but donations for the upkeep of Shanti are much appreciated. ALL are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. Sundays 4:30-6pm Swede McBroom: 540-392-6287 (text only); Free
Pilot Shanti on Deer Park Farm
625 Laurel Creek Rd NE
Blue Mountain Center of Meditation Satsang Spiritual companionship with people who are seriously committed to Eknath Easwaran’s eight-point program of passage meditation. Require at least 30 days of using this program as your main practice. Tuesdays 7pm-9 Swede McBroom: 540-392-6287 (text only); Free
Fairlawn The Healing Catalyst
Fairlawn Kroger Plaza, 7474 Lee Highway
Meditation Group 30 minutes of a gentle guided meditation followed by a 20-30 minute discussion. Drop-in, for those curious about having a deeper connection with self and others. Please arrive 10 minutes early. 2nd Wednesdays & Final Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30 Lauren Scott Jones: 540-639-4325;

Alan Forrest:

Radford Peace Garden at Peters Hall
Radford University
Mindfulness Meditation Group To locate the Peace Garden, enter Peters Hall at the far left door facing Peters from Dalton Hall. Make a quick right, go the end, turn left, & the door to the courtyard will be the first one on your left. If it is raining, meet in the hallway outside of the Peace garden to find a space in Peters Hall. Mondays 12pm-12:30 Alan Forrest: 540-831-5487; Free
Johnson City, TN Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center
108 W 10th Ave
Zen Working Group Practicing the classic forms of zazen and koan study as taught by both Soto and Rinzai traditions. Facilitation is shared by members of the group. Sundays 5pm-7
Johnson City, TN Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center
108 W 10th Ave
Guided Meditation
Cultivating Qualities of the Heart
Monthly guided meditation schedule:
1st Wednesday of month: “Mindfulness”
2nd Wednesday of month: “Forgiveness”
3rd Wednesday of month: “Loving Kindness (Metta)”
4th Wednesday of month: “Compassion”
5th Wednesday of month (when occurring): Various subjects as “Emptiness,” “Equanimity,” “Gratitude,” etc.)
The regular repetition of these meditations is meant to cultivate the qualities on a deeper level. The sessions are led by Linda Good and Marina Munjal.
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30

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