Links to Excellent Websites

The Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) website has a wealth of audio and video teachings on many topics, including the Lojong Slogans, presented by Ken’s teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. A link to their site:

Southern Dharma Retreat Center outside of Hot Springs, NC, just an hour from Asheville offers affordable, teacher-led retreats in a variety of Buddhist traditions with a unifying thread of meditation, contemplation, and silence.  Over 20 retreats per season are offered. Retreats vary from 4 to 11 days in length.  Link:

Mountain Mindfulness Sangha is an Asheville sangha in the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh) tradition, meeting Monday evenings.  Here is a link:

Urban Dharma is an Asheville sangha in the Tibetan tradition led by Dr. Hun Lye, Dorje Lopon.  Website at:

Great Tree Zen Temple is in Asheville, practicing in the Soto Zen tradition.  They are at  Reverend Teijo Munnich, who also is the Dharma Teacher at the Zen Center of Asheville.

Windhorse Zen Community: The teachers at Windhorse, Sunya Kjolhede and Lawson Sachter, were ordained and sanctioned by Roshi Philip Kapleau. The training at Windhorse blends the strengths of both Rinzai and Soto schools, using breath, open awareness and koan inquiry practices in zazen meditation.  Link to the website:

Link to Asheville Insight Meditation, led by Ronya Banks:

Remember to Breathe, Practices for a Balanced Life is the website of Don Salmon and Jan Maslow, both regulars at the Open Circle.  “Train Your Brain, Change Your Life” is at the top of their Home page, here:

Bill Walz, an Asheville writer (including a regular column on Zen practice in Rapid River newspaper) and meditation teacher, has a website here:

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