Welcome to Asheville Insight Meditation, located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. We are located 10 minutes north of downtown Asheville, in the Weaverville Community Center, 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville, NC
From Teacher Ronya Banks
Who We Are
We are not just a meditation group. We are a community of unique and diverse individuals supporting one another’s spiritual journeys, individually and collectively.
Join us if you’re interested in liberation from suffering or just want to learn more about meditation. We welcome all.
We also work to continually enhance the quality of our relationships with ourselves, our families, our community, and the world.
More about our Sangha »
What We Offer
- The growth of wisdom, compassion, and spirituality by using mindfulness to deepen awareness
- A dogma-free meditation environment supporting the integration of mindfulness meditation and ethical spiritual practices into practitioners’ everyday lives
- Classical and modern Buddhist teachings (particularly in the Theravada tradition)
- Group meditation sessions led by a teacher twice weekly
- Open sits (drop-in, self-led meditation sessions), Monday through Saturday
- Guest speakers from around the world
- Classes, workshops, half-day retreats, and various social activities.
- Buddhist bookclub, Hiking groups, and Community Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the schedule for all our activities on our calendar.
How We Practice
We practice Insight Meditation, also called Mindfulness Meditation or Vipassana. Learn about Insight Meditation »
All visitors are welcome to attend the meditation group on a drop-in basis, without any membership requirements or pre-qualifying instructions.
There are no expected protocols for room entry, bowing, or chanting. Folks who employ silent meditation techniques adopted from other meditation traditions are free to practice their individual styles and are welcome to join this supportive sangha.
Please protect Chemically Sensitive individuals. No perfumes, colognes, essential oils, or scented lotions/products at AIM.
- Address: 175 Weaverville Rd, Suite H, Asheville, NC 28804
- Phone: 828-808-4444
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