Ronya Banks

Ronya Banks is the founding teacher of the Asheville Insight Meditation center in Asheville, NC, USA.  In addition to having lived as a Theravada Buddhist nun, Ronya’s teaching are informed by 35 years of intensive Vipassana meditation practice, studying with more than 30 different Buddhist teachers, spending over a year cumulatively on numerous silent meditation retreats, and her participation in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program. 

Ronya has been teaching for over a decade.  She leads residential and online meditation retreats and has worked with people from all over the world.  She is also passionate about working with people in addiction recovery.  She has supplemented her passion for Buddhism with over 25 years of business management and entrepreneurial  experience.  Her teaching style is characterized by her love for the traditional Buddhist teachings, as well as her authentic, down-to-earth personality.

Born originally in Kuwait and of Palestinian-American descent, Ronya values diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for all human beings.

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Dharma Library

July 19, 2020
April 19, 2020
November 3, 2019
Inner Peace – Even in a Chaotic World

Inner Peace – Even in a Chaotic World

A Dharma Library Recording with Ronya Banks
July 21, 2019
Inner Peace in a Chaotic World

Inner Peace in a Chaotic World

A Dharma Library Recording with Ronya Banks
November 25, 2018

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