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The Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.

We aspire to help create enlightened society based upon the realization of basic goodness and the cultivation of gentleness, fearlessness and dignity in ourselves, our community and the world. To this end, we offer to all the practice of meditation, the study of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and a community dedicated to open-hearted interaction.

The Way of Shambhala is the core curriculum offered at the Shambhala Center. It is a unique path of practice and study through classes and weekend Shambhala Training Levels. We warmly invite you to come and explore the genuine, gentle, and brave path of Shambhala Warriorship with us.

Getting Started?

Free meditation instruction is offered at our weekly public sitting every Thursday evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10am.

Our Regular Drop-In and Beginner Programs:

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

Our Generosity Policy

We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you in your current situation, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

To arrange for this, please contact Norm Bray at 828-200-5120.

 

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a Patron Price. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

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Upcoming Programs:

Awake in the World- A Free Online Event
October 19th - October 24th
This free online six day event exploring mindfulness in our health, work and relationships as a path to personal and social transformation. Each day will include a live evening presentation
more info

Public Talk: - Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore. . .
November 7th
The vision of Shambhala is rooted in the basic goodness of humanity. Because culture reflects the values of society,we can shift from a culture based in materialism to one of kindness.
more info

Level I: The Art of Being Human
November 8th - November 9th
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
more info

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Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center
19 Westwood Place, Asheville,  NC 28806
Tel. 828 200 5120    Email:

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