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




Contentment In Everyday Life

with Josephine Spilka, Matthew Parkinson, Leslie Rosenberg

April 2nd—April 30th

Contentment can be hard to find. With meditation practice we can relax with ourselves. Continue »

Nyinthun--a day of meditation

April 15th—June 17th

A full day to practice meditation with tea breaks and a break for lunch. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra - New Moon

with Richard Lamos

April 15th—June 13th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

with BJ Sharp

May 12th

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 »

The Art of Being Human Weekend Retreat

June 9th—June 10th

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 »