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Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram
1610 Midway Road
Boliva,  North Carolina   28422
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
Theravada Buddhist
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 910-253-4526
Fax 910-453-6618
Center's Description
Wat Carolina is a Thai Buddhist Monastery, located near Bolivia, North Carolina or about 20 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina (locator map). The Wat Carolina Monastery continues to grow, both physically and spiritually, under the most excellent leadership of Phrakru Buddamonpricha, abbot.

At present, Wat Carolina is only able to accommodate males for meditation retreat. We have purchased and are renovating some additional property on Midway Road, Bolivia, that will be a female retreat facility.

Men who wish to do retreat at Wat Carolina, under the tutelage of Tan Phrakru, are asked to call and secure arrangements. We are open for retreat year round, but require proper identification, references, and scheduling. We can accommodate both individuals and small groups.

Tan Phrakru has expressed that Dhamma should be freely given. Retreat with proper intent is part of the exchange of Dhamma.

To this end, Wat Carolina is open is all who apply and provide appropriate information/permission (under 21), regardless of financial circumstances. Those on retreat are expected to provide dana (donation) according to their ability, whether this be monetary or working on the grounds, etc. As well, the parisa of Wat Carolina is very supportive of guests and has in the past provided any additional supplies (special diets, transportation when able, etc.) that are deemed necessary.
Independent Comments
2/7/2003  Reviewed By: John
Wat Carolina is available for individual and group retreats. The Abbot, Phrakru Buddhamonprichna is a wonderful teacher.

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