Ongoing Offerings

Ongoing Public Offerings

The Asheville Center offers group sitting and walking mindfulness meditation several times each week. No affiliation with Shambhala or meditation experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. By donation. Meditation instruction is offered and available.

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice Times

  • Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
    from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. enjoy tea and conversation, followed by a Dharma reading and dialogue.

  • Wednesday nights from 10:00 pm to midnight


  • Open House is the first Saturday of each month from 11 to 1 pm
  • Nyithun – a full day for meditation practice on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Refuge Recovery

  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in a Buddhist path to recovery from addictive behaviors.
                                       The Asheville Shambhala Center provides the meeting space for Refuge Recovery



Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th—September 4th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra - New Moon

August 21st—December 18th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Open to everyone. Continue »

Saturday Open House

September 2nd—December 2nd

Find out more about the Shambhala Center in a relaxed atmosphere with light refreshments. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with BJ Sharp

September 16th

This class highlights the Shambhala community's core practice - mindfulness-awareness meditation - and includes a gift of the book ''Turning the Mind Into An Ally'' Continue »


September 17th—December 17th

A full day to practice meditation Continue »