The Asheville Shambhala Center is a community that offers a variety of programs that include meditation, meditation instruction, talks and discussions every week, weekend programs, and ongoing classes related to the Shambhala Vision.



New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Browse “About Shambhala” to learn more about the Shambhala vision, lineage & community.


Ongoing Offerings in Asheville

The Asheville Center offers weekly Thursday evening meditation from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. followed by tea, a dharma reading and discussion from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. And weekly Sunday morning meditation from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Meditation instruction  is available. No prior experience is needed and everyone is welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Asheville Shambhala Center Members Meeting

May 31st

Members meeting to further discuss the Center relocation Continue »

Werma Feast Practice

June 6th

Werma Feast Practice Continue »

Warrior in the World, Shambhala Training Level III

June 12th—June 14th - Date cancelled

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Center Community Meeting

June 14th

Members meeting to further discuss the Center relocation. Everyone Welcome. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life, Way of Shambhala

June 22nd—July 20th - Date cancelled

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Open to all. Continue »

Center News

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    Center Relocation – Members/Community Meeting

    It’s time to rouse our energy and to manifest the vision of Shambhala in the Asheville area. The house at 99 Westwood is in the process of being sold. On Sunday May 31 from noon to 1:00 p.m. the Center will provide light food for lunch but please feel free to bring additional items for … Continue 

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    Welcome to the Asheville Shambhala Center

    Please explore the website, discover what Shambhala in Asheville has to offer, and stop by the Center. We look forward to seeing you!