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.



Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 13th—December 22nd

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 »

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

with Alan Tilson

September 29th—September 30th

In this retreat, we see unconditional goodness as the basis of our existence, through the practice of meditation. As we relate to our own experience with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Norman Bray

October 6th—December 1st

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 »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Josephine Spilka & Charlotte Bernard

January 16th—February 20th (2019)

"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 »