Hours and Directions

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 for our current schedule, and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all of our activities and announcements.

Monday
Meaningful Monday 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Tuesday
Healing Meditation 7:00 to 7:30 pm (except 5th Tuesday*)
Wednesday
Wednesday Meditation Class on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Other Wednesdays: No classes unless otherwise announced.
Thursday
Online Spiritual Discussion on Zoom 7:00 to 8:00 pm (except 5th Thursday*)
Please visit our Classes page for details.
Friday
No classes unless otherwise announced
Saturday
No classes unless otherwise announced
Sunday
Metaphysical Lesson on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (meditation and spiritual healing begins at 10:30 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.

Location

Effective November 1, 2023, classes are being held at our new facility at 21 Browning Road in Sylva, NC.

Directions

Use this map to obtain specific directions from your location:

How to find us

We are located just off of East Main Street (NC Route 107) in the neighborhood behind the Comfort Inn and Cook Out, opposite Walmart Plaza in Sylva.

  • If you are traveling southbound on East Main Street (from downtown Sylva, Dillsboro, exit 85, etc.) look for the Ford dealership and Sonic Drive-in on hill on the left. Go through the traffic light and make an immediate left turn onto Plum Street.
  • If you are traveling northbound on East Main Street (from Cullowhee, Webster, etc.), look for the Comfort Inn on the hill on the right, and turn right on Plum Street – the intersection between Cookout and the hotel, before you get to the traffic light.
  • Follow Plum Street 200 feet, and bear left on Jim Sellers Street (“No Outlet”).
  • Follow Jim Sellers Street 500 feet. You will be facing The Meditation Center (blue house).
  • Bear right on Browning Road, and park front-in on the grass along the road.

Plan your travel

If you are traveling to see us, please plan carefully. Because of the mountain terrain, a short distance on a map can be a deceptively long drive. For example, Gatlinburg, TN is only 30 miles away, but even with no traffic it takes more than an hour and a half to make the 53 mile trip over the mountains. The chart below provides typical distances and driving times from locations within a 40 mile radius of The Meditation Center, as well as nearby cities with commercial airports.

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Distance from:*Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Andrews, NC375165
Asheville, NC404855
Bryson City, NC152030
Canton, NC232835
Cashiers, NC182640
Cherokee, NC101825
Cullowhee, NC4510
Dillard, GA293645
Dillsboro, NC3410
Franklin, NC162030
Gatlinburg, TN30531 hr 45 min
Glenville, NC142135
Highlands, NC223655
Maggie Valley, NC via Cherokee123450
Maggie Valley, NC via Waynesville122735
Otto, NC243040
Pickens, SC43651 hr 40 min
Sylva, NC (downtown)1.525
Waynesville, NC151925
Webster, NC1.525
Whittier, NC101420
*Distances are from the approximate center of town. Please verify your route based on your actual location and driving conditions.

Distance from:*Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Sylva, NC (downtown)1.525
Webster, NC1.525
Dillsboro, NC3410
Cullowhee, NC4510
Whittier, NC101420
Cherokee, NC101825
Waynesville, NC151925
Bryson City, NC152030
Franklin, NC162030
Glenville, NC142135
Cashiers, NC182640
Maggie Valley, NC via Waynesville122735
Canton, NC232835
Otto, NC243040
Maggie Valley, NC via Cherokee123245
Dillard, GA293645
Highlands, NC223655
Asheville, NC404855
Andrews, NC375165
Gatlinburg, TN30531 hr 45 min
Pickens, SC43651 hr 40 min
*Distances are from the approximate center of town. Please verify your route based on your actual location and driving conditions.

Distance from:*Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Asheville, NC (AVL)375360
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)641151 hr 55 min
Knoxville, TN (TYS)541282 hr 10 min
Chattanooga, TN (CHA)1151482 hr 55 min
Charlotte, NC (CLT)1271552 hr 40 min
Atlanta, GA (ATL)1391592 hr 55 min
*Distances are from the airport location. Please verify your route based on your actual location and driving conditions.