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 (No Open House in December)
  • Nyinthun – a full day for meditation practice on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm




Nyinthun--a day of meditation

December 17th—June 17th (2018)

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra - New Moon

December 18th—June 13th (2018)

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 »

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 »

Meditation In Everyday Life

January 3rd—January 31st (2018)

This course provides the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Saturday Open House

January 6th—June 2nd (2018)

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