Plan your visit

We are happy to welcome visitors. Here’s what you need to know to make most of your visit to The Meditation Center:

Attendance Policy

Summary: Arrive at least 10 minutes early (no late arrivals), stay for the entire class, seating is limited, and honor our health safety policy. Read full attendance policy here.

In order to minimize interruptions, the Center is a mobile-free zone. Please leave your cell phone in your car or at home. We promise you won’t need it during our classes! (If you have a device that needs to stay on for medical or safety reasons, please let us know ahead of time so we can work with you to minimize disruptions.)

How to get here

  • The Meditation Center is located at 21 Browning Road in Sylva. Click here for directions or visit our Classes page for specific class details.
  • Please consider carpooling. We can accommodate up to 25 participants, but we don’t have that many parking spaces!

Construction alert: There is construction going on in the neighborhood, and additional work is being done on East Main Street in preparation for a road widening project. Please drive carefully!

When to arrive

  • Reservations are not required unless specified.
  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. No late arrivals.
  • Please leave your cell phone at home or in the car. You won’t need it – we promise!
  • Park front-in on the grass along the road.

What to bring

  • A positive desire to better yourself
  • Face mask, if appropriate (see health safety policy)
  • If you get cold easily, you might want to bring a sweater. Your body loses heat when you are meditating
  • We typically use chairs for our classes, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, we have meditation cushions you can use, or feel free to bring your own.

When you arrive:

Guidelines vary based on the type of class:

These guidelines are for our regularly scheduled and special classes, including our Tuesday Healing Meditation (Monday classes will resume later this year):

  • Leave your cell phone in your car.
  • Please remove shoes and place them in the rack provided, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please bring clean socks. We can lend a pair if you forget.
  • Masks welcome – see class page for specific requirements, if any
  • Seat yourself quietly
  • No food or drink
  • Please refrain from using essential oils or fragrances

These are guidelines for our Monthly Metaphysical Lesson on the 3rd Sunday of each month:

  • Leave your cell phone in your car
  • Seat yourself quietly – no need to take your shoes off (Please wear socks if you do!)
  • Silent meditation and healing begin at 10:30 am
  • Masks welcome
  • No food or drink
  • If you arrive before 10:50 am, please feel free to come up to the front for spiritual healing when a seat is available
  • Please refrain from using essential oils or fragrances

These are guidelines for online classes, such as our Online Discussion Group on Zoom:

  • Use your camera and microphone so we can see and hear you
  • Sit where you can focus your full attention without distractions or background noise
  • Listen carefully, and speak thoughtfully
  • Feel free to ask questions
  • Help us keep the conversation on topic
  • Always show respect for differing opinions
  • Have fun!

Enjoy your visit!

  • Be an active participant in discussions
  • Relax during meditations
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions (when we’re not meditating!)
  • Most importantly, Find Your Peace!

♿Handicap access

The building we occupy is nearly 100 years old and is not built to modern standards for handicap access. If you need assistance accessing our classes, please call us, and we will make appropriate arrangements to help you gain access to our space.

Need something else?

We are here to help you on your path of spiritual growth. If you have a specific need, we’re available to meet with you by appointment, either at the Center or at a mutually agreeable time and location. Don’t hesitate to ask – that’s what we’re here for! If we can’t help you, we’ll do our best to point you in a good orderly direction! We offer a wide variety of services to our community.