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Halt Mental Hindrances

The Five Hindrances workshop is a five-week “live” class series devoted to learning how to handle the five “Hindrances.” Hindrances are negative mental states that can impede your practice and motivate unskillful behavior.

The class series begins on December 6th, 2014, and each class focuses upon a single hindrance:

  • December 6: Desire & Craving
  • December 13: Anger & Aversion
  • December 20: Sloth & Torpor
  • January 10: Restlessness & Remorse
  • January 17: Doubt

Buddhist teacher Ronya Banks will teach you awareness practices to help you work with the hindrances skillfully, so that you may transform them into friends who no longer visit you! Classes will consist of teacher instruction, group discussion, and a short meditation period.

Class size is limited to 25 participants. Register early to save your spot!

Workshop Details

  • Dates: Saturdays: Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Jan 10, Jan 17
  • Time 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: 29 Ravenscroft Dr, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Cost:
    • Entire series: [Pre-registration Standard: $95], [Pre-registration AIM Core Member: $75], [Day of Class: $115]
    • Single classes: $25 per class


Please register for the workshop using the Event Signup form below. You’ll be given the opportunity to pay for the workshop via PayPal after you submit the form. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal. (Look for “No PayPal account?” or “Don’t have a PayPal account?” on the bottom left of the PayPal page.)

If you would rather not pay for the class online, you may download the registration form here. Fill out the form and drop it off in the red dana box at the meditation hall along with your check (payable to Asheville Insight Meditation). Note that your spot is not reserved until we receive your registration form and check.

For more information about the class, please contact us or call us at 828-808-4444.

Workshop Details

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