Mountain Mindfulness Sangha is
a community in Western North Carolina who support one another through practicing engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. "Sangha" is a spiritual community, connected by the practice of mindfulness, walking together on the path of liberation. We can
rely on the Sangha and trust it to support our deepest aspirations and
give us energy and inspiration on the path of practice.
weekly Sangha practice of sitting and walking meditation, reading Thay’s
words, participating in Dharma discussions and chanting, we learn how
to be more compassionate with ourselves and each other.
We meet Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. near downtown Asheville, NC, and Tuesday mornings 8-8:40 a.m.
All are welcome in our Sangha! We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds, regardless
of ethnic origin, race, cultural background, socio-economic class, age,
gender and sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering a practice
environment where all may experience positive transformation and
take refuge in the three jewels: the Buddha (and the Buddha in myself),
the Dharma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community of practice).
Retreats Please note that our North Carolina Dharma Teacher, Leslie Rawls, will be leading a week-end retreat only 2 hours (or so) from Asheville: "A TRANQUIL HEART IN A TUMULTUOUS WORLD"June 7-9, 2013 St. Francis Springs Retreat Center, Stoneville, NC (just north of Greensboro). This retreat is appropriate for folks who have never before attended a retreat, as well as for experienced retreatants. Please let one of the facilitators know if you would like to carpool! http://www.charlottemindfulness.org/retreats.html or email the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thay and Monastics US Tour 2013 Our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, usually leads retreats here in the US every other year, and his 2013 USA Tour schedule is online and taking registrations. www.tnhtour.org Magnolia Grove Monastery in Miss. ~ Sept. 24-29. Blue Cliff Monastery in NY ~ August 25-30 (may be full with a wait list). Deer Park Monastery in California ~ October 11-16.
Sandy Clark is hosting a Mindful Meal on Thur. at 5:00 p.m. at her home a few blocks from the zendo. For more info please email or call us. Vegetarian dishes are suggested but not required, or you can bring your own meal.
The next time we serve lunch to the Women-at-Risk program is Wednesday, . These lunches feed the women involved in helping other women navigate the criminal justice system. Please speak to Susan Hales for more information.