The Asheville Shambhala Center offers a variety of community activities that include food, conversation, and meditation. We offer meditation instruction before all public practice sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; tea, dharma readings and discussions every Thursday evening; the Way of Shambhala weekend training programs, and special events and classes. The Center space is available for rentals.




Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human being offered on April 22&23.

The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend retreats and is open to everyone. This training will be led by Shastri Jackie Muse, a senior teacher in Shambhala. Practice sitting and walking meditation and learn the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. Rediscover the basic energy present in all of our experience. This is basic goodness, innate to the way things are and our inborn unconditional nature. For more information and to register, visit the Level I program page.


The Asheville Shambhala Center is located at 60 N. Merrimon Ave, Suite #113.  Note that 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 the street from the MaryFrank Salon and 9 Round Fitness.

Stop by for conversation and community at an ongoing offering like meditation practice, open house, or a class. To find out more, look around on this website or call 828.200.5120

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Ongoing Offerings in Asheville

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

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

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

Thursday evening mindfulness awareness meditation from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
From 7:45 to 8:45 pm. enjoy tea, conversation, a dharma reading/talk and dialogue

Note – Wednesday late night meditation is not offered
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