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 Lecture
A new lecture is posted each month on the Lectures page of our website by 10:00 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

Road Construction Alert: The Scotts Creek bridge on Business US 23 between Dillsboro and Sylva (Haywood Road) is closed for approximately 9 months beginning July 7, 2020. If you travel on this road, please see alternate directions below.

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:

Temporary directions due to closure of Business US 23 between Dillsboro and Sylva beginning July 7, 2020.

Recommended 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 910 of a mile (past Walmart Plaza) to The Meditation Center on the left. 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 across from Auto Zone.

Alternate Route:

  • From US 23/441 North, continue past Dillsboro. Follow the right lane onto US 74 East/US 23 North (Great Smoky Mountain Expressway) toward Waynesville and Asheville.
  • 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.

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:

Temporary directions due to closure of Business US 23 between Dillsboro and Sylva beginning July 7, 2020.

Recommended 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. (Please note modified directions due to road closure beginning July 7, 2020.)

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. (Please note modified directions due to road closure beginning July 7, 2020.)

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