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Please Note: this website is under construction.  all pages are in the process of being fully updated.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.

We aspire to help create enlightened society based upon the realization of basic goodness and the cultivation of gentleness, fearlessness and dignity in ourselves, our community and the world. To this end, we offer to all the practice of meditation, the study of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and a community dedicated to open-hearted interaction.

The Way of Shambhala is the core curriculum offered at the Shambhala Center. It is a unique path of practice and study through classes and weekend Shambhala Training Levels. We warmly invite you to come and explore the genuine, gentle, and brave path of Shambhala Warriorship with us.

Getting Started?

Free meditation instruction is offered at our weekly public sitting every Thursday evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10am.

Our Regular Drop-In and Beginner Programs:

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Upcoming Programs:

Sadhana of Mahamudra
April 15th - August 25th
This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation.
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Dharma reading
April 17th
Please join after sitting to hear a reading chosen by one of our member.
more info

Movie Night!
April 25th
Please join us for a buddhist-inspired movie night!
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Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center
19 Westwood Place, Asheville,  NC 28806
Tel. 828 490 4587    Email:

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