Ronya Banks is the founder and lead teacher of the Asheville Insight Meditation community in Asheville, NC. Ronya’s teaching is informed by over 30 years of daily meditation practice, studying with more than 20 different Vipassana teachers, spending more than one year cumulatively on numerous silent Vipassana meditation retreats, and her participation in the current (Spirit Rock & Insight Meditation Society) Community Dharma Leader training program. She also lived as a traditional Theravada Buddhist nun (Spring of 2014).
Ronya Banks has supplemented her meditation experience and passion for Buddhism with over 20 years of experience in business management, training, and consulting with individuals and groups. She also leads residential meditation retreats. Her teaching style is characterized by her authentic, down-to-earth personality.
Born in Kuwait, of Palestinian descent, and raised muslim, Ronya values diversity, inclusiveness, and equality among ALL human beings.
Individual Meditation Instruction and Guidance
Ronya offers personal meditation instruction as well as individualized dharma psychotherapy for both new and experienced meditation students. She will work with you one-on-one, tailoring sessions to your personal concerns and goals. More about personal instruction »