Event Date: 08/20/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Mindfulness meditation practices of sitting meditation and walking meditation. Practice begins at 10 am and ends at noon. Arrive and leave at any time. Everyone is welcome. Meditation instruction is available, please arrive 5 minutes before 10:00 if you are interested in meditation instruction. No charge. Donations appreciated.

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60 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 113 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us in the practice of sitting and walking mindfulness meditation from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Meditation instruction is available - if interested, please arrive 5 minutes before 7:00. Meditation practice is followed by tea, a dharma reading and conversation from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Donations appreciated.

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60 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite #113 in Reynolds Village , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/25/2017   Event Time: All Day

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The Bible teaches us that God is kind, loving, sovereign—and sometimes profoundly silent. Do you trust God’s heart when you can’t hear Him? Come learn to find Him in the quiet. Develop a more authentic prayer life and discover new freedom and joy in how you approach God and seek His direction. Your time with Him can become the highlight of your day.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/25/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Bible teaches us that God is kind, loving, sovereign—and sometimes profoundly silent. Do you trust God’s heart when you can’t hear Him? Come learn to find Him in the quiet. Develop a more authentic prayer life and discover new freedom and joy in how you approach God and seek His direction. Your time with Him can become the highlight of your day.

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1 Porter Cove Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/26/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian walk into a concert hall… …and put on a great concert together, modeling their mutual respect and affection, entertaining listeners, and creating music that is strengthened by their diversity, rather than hindered by it. These three musicians of the three Abrahamic faiths, each of whom has performed extensively and put out many CDs of original music, team up to play together as Abraham Jam. They don't just take turns sharing songs, but create music together, contributing vocal harmonies, percussion, and instrumentation to each other’s songs. Join David LaMotte, Dawud Wharnsby, and Billy Jonas for an unforgettable night of music, conversation, and harmony. Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at The Asheville Masonic Temple. Doors open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm. There will be a brief intermission. Tickets are general admission. $25 in advance and $28 at the door. (Online sales will end on August 25th, 2017.) Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase in the lobby from Fox Tasket Picnic Baskets & The Hop Ice Cream Cafe.

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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God’s presence is unveiled in two ways: conscious and unconscious. He is with us when we feel Him near—and when we don’t. Invite Scripture to help you learn to recognize, affirm and respond to God’s Spirit in the church and in your personal life. Gain a deeper desire to seek and sense His presence and grow closer to Him than ever before.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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God’s presence is unveiled in two ways: conscious and unconscious. He is with us when we feel Him near—and when we don’t. Invite Scripture to help you learn to recognize, affirm and respond to God’s Spirit in the church and in your personal life. Gain a deeper desire to seek and sense His presence and grow closer to Him than ever before.

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1 Porter Cove Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/03/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Urban Dharma presents a series of blessings on the four buddha qualities: compassion, clarity, protection, and generosity. The focus of this event is clarity The Buddha identified confusion as the source of our suffering. Confusion, however, is merely the clouds that gather and disperse within the vast, sky-like nature of our mind. When clouded, our innate clarity becomes inaccessible. The spiritual path, therefore, is simply a continuous commitment and joyful effort to regain this innate clarity. Dr. Hun Lye will introduce this principle and practice through the ritual-form of a vajrayana blessing of Manjushri, the Buddha of Clarity. You can take this blessing as a formal transmission for the practice of this buddha-quality, or you can attend to learn about this innate clarity and its relationship to the clouds of confusion that seem to so often overwhelm us. All are welcome. 10-noon, 2-4 pm.

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29 Page Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/05/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Our perception of God defines who we are. But God’s mysterious, invisible, and even unpredictable nature can make it challenging for us to grasp who He is. Thankfully, God has faithfully revealed Himself to us in Scripture. Come examine His Word and gain a deeper understanding of God’s awe-inspiring character. Find out how Scripture reconciles His justice and great love for us with the suffering we see and experience. Discover why He alone deserves your loyalty and worship, and in turn, be equipped to believe in Him more confidently, love Him more deeply, and serve Him more diligently

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/05/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Our perception of God defines who we are. But God’s mysterious, invisible, and even unpredictable nature can make it challenging for us to grasp who He is. Thankfully, God has faithfully revealed Himself to us in Scripture. Come examine His Word and gain a deeper understanding of God’s awe-inspiring character. Find out how Scripture reconciles His justice and great love for us with the suffering we see and experience. Discover why He alone deserves your loyalty and worship, and in turn, be equipped to believe in Him more confidently, love Him more deeply, and serve Him more diligently.

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1 Porter Cove Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/06/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Center offers a monthly Shambhala Sadhana practice around the full moon for all Shambhala community members. This month everyone is invited to stay afterwards for an informal discussion along with light refreshments. These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire community. Bring your friends, family, children, partners or just yourself. This is an opportunity for us to meet, practice together, and have conversation and food to foster experiences of basic goodness personally, and to further bind us as a wholesome community. We look forward to you joining us in these monthly Full Moon gatherings.

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60 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 113 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/07/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Road, 828-298-2092 , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/08/2017   Event Time: All Day

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What did your spouse think you meant when you said your marriage vows? With Scripture as your guide, rediscover the basic foundation of marriage as God intends it. Learn how men and women express love differently, the hot-button issues facing husbands and wives, and the art of living well in a marriage that honors your spouse and God.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/08/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, which enables us to begin seeing through obscurations of habitual patterns that we have created over time. Every Shambhala Training level includes thorough meditation instruction, periods of meditation practice, one-on-one meetings to clarify questions, talks by senior teachers, group discussions and a concluding reception. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human Recommended: Meditation in Everyday Life About the Director Josephine has been a meditation instructor in the Shambhala since 1989, and a Shambhala Training director since 1998. She teaches Chinese medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, and is licensed to practice Chinese medicine.

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60 North Merrimon Ave. , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/08/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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What did your spouse think you meant when you said your marriage vows? With Scripture as your guide, rediscover the basic foundation of marriage as God intends it. Learn how men and women express love differently, the hot-button issues facing husbands and wives, and the art of living well in a marriage that honors your spouse and God.

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1 Porters Cove Road, 828-298-2092 , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/15/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Do you know God for who He really is? Come delve into four of His defining attributes—His wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness—and see Him in a whole new light. Invite the Holy Spirit to change the way you think about God, yourself, and others. Pray and live with a deep peace and a renewed purpose as you experience Him as He longs to be known.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/15/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Do you know God for who He really is? Come delve into four of His defining attributes—His wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness—and see Him in a whole new light. Invite the Holy Spirit to change the way you think about God, yourself, and others. Pray and live with a deep peace and a renewed purpose as you experience Him as He longs to be known.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/18/2017   Event Time: All Day

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He’s always a way out, a way through, or a way up. Dive into Scripture and follow the stories of Abraham and Daniel, two men who were stuck in seemingly hopeless situations—until God intervened. Come discover how to rely on Christ in desperate circumstances and access His power for the crises you confront.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/18/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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He’s always a way out, a way through, or a way up. Dive into Scripture and follow the stories of Abraham and Daniel, two men who were stuck in seemingly hopeless situations—until God intervened. Come discover how to rely on Christ in desperate circumstances and access His power for the crises you confront.

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1 Porters Cove Road, 828-298-2092 , Asheville, NC 28805
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