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.


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




Sadhana of Mahamudra - New Moon

with Richard Lamos

July 12th—December 7th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is meant for our time as a means of overcoming obstacles in our lives and the world. Composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Open to everyone. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life, Way of Shambhala

with Norman Bray, Linda Greenup, Crystal Goure

July 30th—August 27th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Young Meditators Night

August 7th—December 4th

A Young Meditators Group is held once a month on first Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. All young people are invited to join in a guided group meditation, followed by a powerful practice in getting to know ourselves and each other. For questions or interes Continue »

Nyinthun--a day of meditation

August 19th—December 16th

A full day to practice meditation with tea breaks and a break for lunch. Meditation instruction is available at 10:00am. Continue »

The Art of Being Human Weekend Retreat: Way of Shambhala Level 1

with Alan Tilson

September 15th—September 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »