Registration

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Registration for the Southern Dharma Celebration is now available.

You can register online (strongly recommended) or by calling the Southern Dharma Celebration office at 803-200-2115.

For more information, please click on the tabs below:
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Teachings

laughingFull Celebration (November 6-8): $130

Or you can register for part of the Celebration. Daily rates are as follows:

Friday Only (November 6): $10
Saturday Only (November 7): $90
Sunday Only (November 8): $40

Children 0 -3 years: FREE.  Children 4 – 10: $20.

Profits raised by the Festival are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project and used for the development of the KMCs and Temple Projects throughout the world.

Meals (other than lunch on Sat. and Sun.), parking, and accommodations are not included in the fees listed above.

Meals

Celebration meals (Sat. lunch and Sun. lunch) are included in the fees listed above. 
All meals are served on-site.

Parking

Parking for the festival is $10 per car.
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Columbia/ Fort Jackson
7329 Garner’s Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

We have a block of rooms reserved with the Holiday Inn Express, which is a stone’s throw from the Medallion Conference Center.

You can call the hotel directly or book a room online using Room Code SDC.

A king room is $99/night.  Double rooms are $109/night. Breakfast is included with your stay.

You must register on or before Friday, October 23 to secure one of the reserved rooms with this hotel.

Other Hotel Options

The Medallion Conference Center is nestled in between 10 hotels.

You may also choose to stay at any of the following hotels, some of which may have lower rates. (We do not have any rooms set aside with any of these hotels.)

You can CLICK HERE to see a Google Maps layout of where the hotels are situated around the Medallion Conference Center.

LaQuinta Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn & Suites

Quality Inn and Suites – Ft. Jackson Main Gate

Sleep Inn Near Fort Jackson

Country Inn & Suites

Baymont Inn & Suites

TownPlace Suites Marriott

Days Inn & Suites (about a block from the conference center – across a main road)
[/av_tab] [av_tab title=’Children’ icon_select=’no’ icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’] Children are always welcome at the Southern Dharma Celebration.  Although an adult guardian must be with the child at all times, there Josie and Jenn at the SDCwill be a video link room that will enable parents to watch a live feed of the teachings while still being close by to their children. The video link room also includes a private restroom for your convenience.  KMC SC can provide basic art supplies for kids, but you may wish to bring toys to keep your kids entertained during the weekend.

Pricing for Children

Children under the age of 4 attend the Celebration for free.  Kids aged 4 to 10 can attend for $20.
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Refund Policy

If you cancel before Friday, November 6 we will refund all except the non-refundable 30% deposit.

If you cancel on, or after, Friday November 6, no refunds are given if you cancel your reservation.

Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to the Celebration Treasurer  treasurer@meditationinsouthcarolina.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Celebration.

Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.
[/av_tab] [av_tab title=’Terms and Conditions’ icon_select=’no’ icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’] Everyone must register at least 24 hours before arrival.

You will receive a letter confirming the details of your registration and payment. Please keep this safe and bring it with you to the Celebration. If you are not able to show your confirmation letter you will be required to show some form of photographic identification (e.g. driver’s license) in order to register for the Celebration.

Refund Policy: If you cancel before Friday, November 6 we will refund all except the non-refundable 30% deposit. If you cancel on, or after, Friday November 6, no refunds are given if you cancel all or part of your Celebration. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to the Celebration Treasurer  treasurer@meditationinsouthcarolina.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Celebration.

Celebration accommodation

Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Columbia/ Fort Jackson
7329 Garner’s Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

We have a block of rooms reserved with the Holiday Inn Express, which is a stone’s throw from the Medallion Conference Center.

You can call the hotel directly or book a room online using Room Code RAM.

A king room is $99/night.  Double rooms are $109/night. Breakfast is included with your stay. For more information, see the accommodation tab.

Celebration Meals:  Lunch-only will be served on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8. All meals are vegetarian and may include wheat, soy, egg and/or dairy products. We will have a limited supply of gluten free and vegan options available. A cafe offering tea, coffee, water, and baked goods for sale will be open in between sessions.

Early Arrivals and Late Stays: If you are arriving early or staying late to help with the Celebration, please make arrangements directly with KMC SC registration, by emailing admin@meditationinsouthcarolina.org.

Children are welcome to attend the Celebration but special conditions apply. Please read the information under the “Children” tab on this page before registering. The Celebration Fee for children  (which includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday) will be discounted at the following rates; age 0 to 3 – Free, age 4 to 10 – $20.

Special Needs: There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and and entrances at the Celebration venue. For hard of hearing, please contact admin@meditationinsouthcarolina.org for special seating.

Parking: There is plenty of parking at the Celebration venue with overflow parking available in the adjacent Holiday Inn Express. Please select the parking option when registering. The fee per car for the Celebration is $10.
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