Meditation; Vespers Service & Dharma Class
Anattasati Magga is a sangha, or Buddhist community, devoted to the practice of Zen Buddhism. We offer meditation, services, Dharma discussions and lectures, retreats, meditation supplies, and more. The Sangha practices in Asheville and Bryson City, North Carolina, and in Sonora and Lotus, California and follows the tradition of Soto Zen.
“To study Buddhism is to study the self; To study the self is to forget the self; To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.”- Great Master DogenOur SanghaAbout Soto Zen Our SanghaAbout the Sangha
SUN, FEBRUARY 23, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
SUN, FEBRUARY 23
The word of the Buddha classes follows our Mala and our Daily Recitation. The Daily Recitation is a condensed version of Buddhist teachings. In this 1st class we look at the Three Treasures and what it means to take refuge in the Buddha the Dharma and the Sangha.
Registration for Meditation, Service or Dharma class is not necessary. If this is your first time, please arrive 20 minutes early and read more about our guidelines and visiting the Sangha under "About the Sangha". We start on time so seasoned Sangha members, please arrive 10 minutes early.
There are many options and opportunities for engagement with the Dharma at Anattasati Magga.
Lay Teacher Nancy Spence (Sujata Yasa) founded Anattasati Magga in response to the needs of those lay people seeking no limits to the depth of their practice. Sujata 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. Most recently, she was ordained as Lay Teacher Sujata Yasa in 2012 and goes by this name now.Learn More About SujataAbout Sujata
“My predominant impression is ‘fresh.’ How refreshing it is to be in conversation—either one-on-one or in a group setting—with someone who listens with complete attention.”
Anattasati Magga offers many opportunities to deepen your practice, from Dokusan with Sujata, to classes covering classic Buddhist texts, as well as the study of contemporary Buddhist thinkers, to the opportunity to participate in our Lay Minister Certification Program.Learn MorePractice