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 or talk with more conversation.

 

Introductory

Book Club Drop-In"Taking the Leap"

with Charlotte Bernard

January 14th—January 28th

Come explore Pema Chodron’s book “Taking the Leap” in a book study group. Pema helps us see how certain habits of mind tend to “hook” us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred, and addiction. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Norman Bray

February 2nd—December 7th

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

Shambhala Day

February 5th—February 10th

Please save the date of Tuesday, February 5th and 10th for Shambhala Day 2019. Together, we will enter the New Year of the Earth Boar and welcome its qualities of trustworthiness, simplicity, and honesty. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Josephine Spilka & Charlotte Bernard

February 12th—March 19th

"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" focuses on the sense of self and includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego, the 5 skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »