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.


  • 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

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



Sadhana of Mahamudra - New Moon

October 19th—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

November 4th—December 2nd

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

Asheville Shambhala Community Gathering

November 12th

Our quarterly gathering of the community to share food and conversation. Continue »

Nyinthun--a day of meditation

November 19th—December 17th

A full day to practice meditation Continue »

Children's Day

December 24th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Continue »