Welcome to Asheville Insight Meditation – Located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, our meditation group:
(a) Inspires the growth of wisdom, compassion and morality through the application of mindfulness for the deepening of awareness.
(b) Provides a dogma-free meditation environment, to support the integration of Mindfulness Meditation and ethical spiritual practices into practitioners everyday lives – by hosting meditation sessions, classes, retreats, workshops, group discussions, and social gatherings.
(c) Makes both classical and modern Buddhist teachings (particularly in the Theravada tradition) available to all those who seek it.
We are not just a meditation group. We are a community of unique and diverse individuals (men & women) who are supporting all of our spiritual journeys, individually and collectively.
Meditation Practice – Insight Meditation: (Also known as Vipassana and/or Mindfulness Meditation as taught by the Buddha over 2600 years ago) is simply the practice of “moment to moment” mindful attention. You are not required to sit in any uncomfortable postures or chant mantras. It is not an attempt to “turn off”, “suppress” or “stop” your mind from thinking.
During the meditation session of our sangha gatherings, you will be directed to practice various meditation techniques that involve focusing your attention on particular aspects of your experience (i.e. body sensations, breath, feelings, thought, etc.), while cultivating an attitude of complete acceptance and awareness of your experiences. This awareness leads to new insights that assist you in more fully accepting the ups and downs life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, you develop a greater sense of peace and equanimity in the face of change—and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of your life.
Folks employing silent meditation techniques adopted from other meditation traditions are free to practice their individual styles and are welcome to join this supportive sangha.
Protect Chemically Sensitive individuals. NO scented perfumes or perfumed lotions/products at AIM.
See our Events page for upcoming Special Sangha Events!
MEETING CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES - Wednesday, November 27th 9am Open Sit and 7pm Group Meditation Session are cancelled due to inclement weather.
COST: Generosity or Dana: The group exists solely by your generosity. Donations to support AIM are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. The more generous you are, the more opportunities our community will have to share this wonderful practice with others. Learn more about Dana by reading our Generosity Flyer
Contact Us for More InformationA.I.M. Suite 200, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 808-4444