Hours and Directions

COVID-19 Statement
We are open on Monday afternoons for silent meditation and bookstore purchases only. Please review our COVID-19 precautions before visiting. We are also available by appointment if you have a specific need, and we offer online activities. Thank you for your support during these unusual times.

Hours

The Meditation Center follows this general schedule. Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change, depending on specific monthly activities. Check our calendar regularly, and join our mailing list to keep abreast of our current class schedule.

Monday
Open Meditation 12:00 to 5:00 pm (except 5th Monday*)
We are open for silent meditation and bookstore purchases only. Please read our safety requirements before visiting.
Tuesday
At-home Healing Meditation 7:00 to 7:30 pm (except 5th Tuesday*)
Join with us in spirit from wherever you are to share thoughts and energies of healing wherever they are needed. New meditation ideas are posted weekly on the Meditations page of our website.
Wednesday – Friday
No classes unless otherwise announced.
Saturday
Saturday Discussion and Meditation
On Zoom 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (except 5th Saturday*)
Please visit our Classes page for details.
Sunday
Third Sunday of each month: Metaphysical Lesson
A new recording is posted each month on the Lessons page of our website by 11:00 am.
Other Sundays: no classes unless otherwise announced.

*The Meditation Center is closed on the 29th, 30th and 31st of each month (5th Monday, etc.) and on major federal holidays unless otherwise announced.

Weather-related closures: As a general rule, The Meditation Center follows the Jackson County Public Schools (Smoky Mountain District) for weather-related closures, however, there may be exceptions. Unplanned closures are posted on this website, on Facebook and by email.

Directions

Good news! Road construction to replace the bridge over Scotts Creek between Dillsboro and Sylva is complete. Haywood Road is open, effective April 9, 2021.

Click on the map to get directions from your location:

We are located at 894 E. Main Street (NC 107) in Sylva, NC about 910 of a mile south of Asheville Hwy, across from Auto Zone.

Westbound from Waynesville, Canton and Asheville:

  • Take I-40/US 74 West from Asheville.
  • At exit 27, take US 74 West (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) toward Clyde/Waynesville.
  • Continue on US 74 West/US 23 South about 17 miles.
  • Take Exit 85 (Business US 23 to NC 107) toward E. Sylva/Western Carolina University.
  • Continue about a mile on Business US 23 (Asheville Hwy.) to the end of the road.
  • Turn left on East Main Street (NC 107) and continue 910 of a mile to The Meditation Center on the right.

Northbound from Franklin and Georgia:

Recommended Route:

  • Take US 23/441 North into Jackson County.
  • When you arrive in Dillsboro, turn right at the traffic light onto Business US 23.
  • Continue through the towns of Dillsboro and Sylva (Haywood Rd./ West Main St.).
  • At Asheville Hwy., Main Street continues onto NC 107 (Bogart’s restaurant on left).
  • Continue 910 mile on NC 107 to The Meditation Center on the right.

Alternate Route:

  • Take US 23/441 North into Jackson County.
  • Turn right onto NC 116 (Webster Road).
  • Follow NC 116 (left turn) over the Tuckaseigee River and through Webster.
  • At the end of NC 116, turn left onto NC 107.
  • Follow NC 107 north past Walmart Plaza. As you come down the hill, the road will curve to the left and you will see Auto Zone on the right. The Meditation Center is on the left, across from Auto Zone.

Northbound from Webster, Cullowhee, Glenville, or Cashiers:

Follow NC 107 north past Walmart Plaza in Sylva. As you come down the hill, the road will curve to the left, and you will see Auto Zone on the right. The Meditation Center is on the left, across from Auto Zone.

Southbound from Whittier, Cherokee and Gatlinburg:

Recommended Route:

  • Follow US 441 South/74 East to Dillsboro.
  • Take Exit 81A toward Dillsboro/Franklin/Atlanta.
  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left at the traffic light onto Business US 23 North.
  • Continue through the towns of Dillsboro and Sylva (Haywood Rd./West Main St.).
  • At Asheville Hwy., East Main Street continues onto NC 107 (Bogart’s restaurant on left).
  • Continue 910 mile on NC 107 to The Meditation Center on the right.

Alternate Route:

  • From US 441 South/74 East, continue on the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway (US 74 East/23 North) past Dillsboro.
  • Take Exit 83 – Sylva.
  • At the second light, turn left on West Main Street (Business US 23 North), and continue west through downtown Sylva.
  • At Asheville Hwy., East Main Street continues onto NC 107 (Bogart’s restaurant on left).
  • Continue 910 of a mile on NC 107 to The Meditation Center on the right.

Eastbound from Bryson City and Andrews:

Follow US 74 East toward Dillsboro. Continue with directions from Cherokee above.

From Maggie Valley:

Take US 19 North to US 276 South and follow directions from Waynesville above, or take US 19 South to US 441 South and follow directions from Cherokee above.

From Highlands:

Take US 64 West to US 23/441 North and follow directions from Franklin above, or take US 64 East to NC 107 North and follow directions from Cashiers above.


Plan your travel

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Distance from:Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Andrews, NC375160
Asheville, NC404855
Bryson City, NC152025
Canton, NC232835
Cashiers, NC182640
Cherokee, NC101725
Cullowhee, NC4510
Dillard, GA293645
Dillsboro, NC3310
Franklin, NC162030
Gatlinburg, TN305390
Glenville, NC142130
Highlands, NC223655
Maggie Valley, NC via Cherokee123245
Maggie Valley, NC via Waynesville122635
Pickens, SC436595
Waynesville, NC151825
Webster, NC225
Whittier, NC101420