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 regularly, and join our mailing list to keep abreast of our current class schedule.

Our bookstore is open before and after scheduled classes, or by appointment.

Summer hours effective July 1, 2021

Monday
No classes unless otherwise announced.
Our weekly Open Meditation will resume after Labor Day.
Tuesday
Healing Meditation 7:00 to 7:30 pm (except 5th Tuesday*)
Join us to meditate on healing for ourselves, each other and our world. If you can’t make it in person, featured meditation ideas are posted weekly on the Meditations page of our website and on our Facebook page.
Wednesday
Third Wednesday of each month: Meditation Class at the Jackson County Senior Center at 1:00 pm
Other Wednesdays: No classes unless otherwise announced.
Thursday
Online Meditation and Discussion on Zoom 7:00-8:00 pm (except 5th Thursday)
Please visit our Classes page for details.
Friday
No classes unless otherwise announced
Saturday
Saturday Discussion and Meditation (except 5th Saturday*) 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Please visit our Classes page for details.
Sunday
Third Sunday of each month: Metaphysical Lesson at 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
A recording of the lesson is also posted each month on the Lessons page of our website.
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

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 and 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

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 about an hour and a half to make the 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, 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
Otto, NC243037
Pickens, SC43651 hr 35 min
Waynesville, NC151825
Webster, NC225
Whittier, NC101420
*Distances are from the approximate center of town. Please verify your route based on your actual location.

Distance from:*Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Webster, NC225
Dillsboro, NC3310
Cullowhee, NC4510
Whittier, NC101420
Cherokee, NC101725
Waynesville, NC151825
Bryson City, NC152025
Glenville, NC142130
Franklin, NC162030
Maggie Valley, NC via Waynesville122635
Cashiers, NC182640
Canton, NC232835
Otto, NC243037
Maggie Valley, NC via Cherokee123245
Dillard, GA293645
Highlands, NC223655
Asheville, NC404855
Andrews, NC375160
Gatlinburg, TN305390
Pickens, SC43651 hr 35 min
*Distances are from the approximate center of town. Please verify your route based on your actual location.

Distance from:*Distance
(miles)
Driving
(miles)
Driving
(minutes)
Asheville, NC (AVL)375255
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.