The Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center offers a variety of community activities that include food, conversation, and meditation.

We offer meditation instruction at all public practice sessions on Sundays plus tea, the Way of Shambhala weekend training programs, a variety of weekly classes, and special events.

The Center space is available for rentals.


The Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center is located at 60 N. Merrimon Ave, Suite #113.  Note: The Center is on North Merrimon Ave, just down from the “Woodfin Y.”  60 is the building number; Suite 113 is on street level. Building 60 is at the northern end of the Shops at Reynolds Village across from the MaryFrank Salon and 9 Round Fitness.

Stop by for conversation and community at an ongoing offering like Sunday morning meditation practice, open house, or a class.

To find out more, look around on this website or call 828-484-9224

Directions: Google Maps


Ongoing Offerings

Everyone is welcome including brand new meditators!

Sunday morning Meditation practice is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the center or click here to join on Zoom. This includes sitting and walking meditation as well as opening and closing chants. Afterwards you are invited to have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy conversation with others!

Thursday evening meditation gatherings are Closed for the Summer.
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Center News

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