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.



Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Josephine Spilka & Charlotte Bernard

February 13th—March 20th

"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 »

Change & The Power of Choice

with Josephine Spilka

March 2nd

During this day together, you will investigate change through the lens of Buddhist meditation practice. You will contemplate change from every angle, from the very personal to the global, bringing together your experience of both yourself and your world. Continue »

Book Club Study

April 1st—May 20th

Book Club Study of "Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change" by Pema Chodron. Great opportunity to read together and exchange and appreciate each other's insight. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Norman Bray

April 6th—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 »