The Asheville Shambhala Center offers a variety of community activities including meditation, meditation instruction, dharma readings and discussions every week, weekend training programs, the Way of Shambhala, special events, rentals, classes, conversation and light refreshments.


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Asheville Sit-A-Thon 2016

The Shambhala Center is hosting a 25 hour Sit-A-Thon beginning at noon on Saturday November 5th and ending at noon on Sunday November 6th. In addition to the benefit of gathering together for practice, we will be raising funds for the Shambhala Center Building Fund so we can continue offering the Shambhala teachings in Asheville . For more details on how to participate in three different ways, please visit our Sit-A-Thon webpage. (




Ongoing Offerings in Asheville

Our weekly offerings do not require prior experience and everyone is always welcome.

Sunday morning basic mindfulness meditation from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Tuesday evening Refuge Recovery meetings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday night basic mindfulness meditation from 10:00 p.m. to midnight.

Thursday evening basic mindfulness meditation from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
From 7:45 to 8:30 pm. enjoy tea, a dharma reading and conversation More →

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    Imagining Peace

      You may click the post title or the picture to watch the video. As a contributing participant in a Chicago conference on meditation and the reduction of violence, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche touches on discussion points from his latest book, THE SHAMBHALA PRINCIPLE.

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    Yantra Yoga with Naomi Zeitz

    Yantra Yoga is a unique series of positions and movements, combined with conscious breathing which coordinates and harmonizes one’s personal energy.  The Shambhala Center is providing the facilities to this program, and is not otherwise affiliated with Yantra Yoga. To read more about the Yantra Yoga program please click on the Programs and Events tab … Continue