All in-person programs in Asheville listed below take place at Urban Dharma, 697C Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806. Masks are required in indoor spaces.
SUNDAYS AT 7:30PM
Integrated Dharma offers teaching and tools from a variety of Buddhist traditions, as well as psychological and embodiment practices, to support a full span freedom– relief from suffering, personal flourishing, and the means to translate that into a heart-centered response to the joys and challenges of our world.
These gatherings will begin with sangha building over tea, continue with a part guided, part silent meditation, and conclude with a talk and discussion on Buddhist practice. Hosted by David McKay, with guest teaching from other local and traveling Southern Dharma teachers.
David McKay entered a Zen Buddhist monastery at the age of twenty-nine and spent the next eighteen years training there in silence. Over time he became a skilled facilitator and counselor, offering retreats and workshops at the monastery and across the country. David left the monastery in the fall of 2014 to further explore life and practice back in the world. He has since found his home in the Appalachian mountains, where he supports awareness practice in the form of meditation groups, workshops, classes, retreats, and one-on-one spiritual counseling.
OCCASIONAL MONDAYS AT 7:30PM
Live from Southern Dharma offers teachings, instructions, and shared practices from local and visiting Southern Dharma teachers. Hosted sessions can be joined in person at Urban Dharma, or they can be accessed via Zoom (with live captioning). Feel free to RSVP for a session below or just show up on site. See individual programs below for descriptions, dates, and times.
Live from Southern Dharma sessions and Special Events are listed below. Please visit each program page for more details and for registration information.
Jeff Collins and Gisela Konrad
Lama Justin von Bujdoss
Lama Justin von Bujdoss and Lama Rod Owens