Stone Buddha

Saturdays: Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 2017

Learn the Basic Principles of Buddhism

Buddhism, as taught in the Theravada tradition is a spiritual practice that can lead to greater inner peace, freedom, and joy.

In this class you will learn about the following foundational Buddhist teachings:

  • The Three Marks of Existence
  • Taking Refuge
  • The Four Noble Truths & the Noble Eightfold Path
  • The Precepts

Class Format

Introduction to Buddhism is a weekly two-hour class series consisting of four classes total.

You’ll learn the conceptual framework of the basic Buddhist teachings as outlined in the classical and modern Theravada Buddhist lineage. (Theravada is considered to be the oldest form of Buddhism as originally taught by Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha.)

Notes for each class will be provided to participants after each class via email. Classes will consist of teacher instruction, exercises, group discussion, and a short meditation period.

You are invited to practice the principles you have learned via assignments given between each class. This will help you gain an experiential understanding of the teachings.

The workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so please register early to confirm your spot.

The Teacher

Ronya Banks

Ronya Banks is a contemplative and Buddhist meditation teacher. She is the founder and lead teacher of Asheville Insight Meditation and is also a certified coach and spiritual guide.

In addition to having practiced meditation since 1985, Ronya has attended numerous silent meditation retreats with over 30 different Vipassana teachers from around the world. She also leads meditation retreats.

Class Details

  • Dates: Saturdays: October 7, October 21, October 28, and November 4, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: 175 Weaverville Road, Suite H, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Cost: Standard pre-registration: $125. Core Member pre-registration: $95. Day of event (all): $150. Per Class: $40.
  • Registration: Register with the online form below or pick up a paper form at the AIM Meditation Hall or contact us online to receive a mailed copy.