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Thank you for inquiring into our Buddhist practice. You're invited to explore our website and see the richness of our Sangha.

Anattasati Magga offers meditation, services, Dharma discussions and lectures, retreats, and meditation supplies. The Sangha practices in North Carolina and California and follows the tradition of Soto Zen.

Nancy Spence, founder and teacher, began lay training in 1977 and entered Priest training at Vichara Bodhiyana Monastery in California. She then trained as a Lay Minister at Shasta Abbey in Mt. Shasta, California and received her Lay Minister license in 1984.

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Save the Dates!

Anattasati Magga Retreat - January 9-12, 2020 in Lotus, CA

Click on the calendar link to read more details about our special events.

Thanks to everyone's efforts and energy, we are now using our NEW Mineral Dust Buddha Hall for all Sangha Services, Dharma Classes & Dokusan.

CEOLT classes, InnerVision Group Meetings, Office Space and the Reference Library are housed in the Sangha House.

Less than 7 miles from the heart of downtown Asheville, Anattasati Magga remains secluded enough to be private and peaceful. For directions please click here (pdf file). Print the directions if this is your first time here as your GPS may not work.

Please click on "full Sangha calendar" to see currently scheduled Services.


Anattasati Magga .
phone: (828) 367-7718
in Asheville, NC and Sonora, CA
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Nancy Spence, Anattasati Magga, Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha in Western North Carolina and Tuolomie California lay minister training, meditation center, meditation retreats, dokusan, daily practice, dharma teachings