Ronya Banks

Founder and lead teacher of the Asheville Insight Meditation center, in Asheville, North Carolina, Ronya Banks originally began her meditation practice in 1985, and she has personally spent over a year on silent residential Insight Meditation retreats with over 30 different teachers.  

In addition to experience as a Theravada Buddhist nun, Ronya is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock & Insight Meditation Society’s joint Community Dharma Leader program.  She has been teaching for over a decade to people from all over the world.  Ms. Banks earlier life also included being a business entrepreneur, consultant, and single mother of 2 presently grown children.  She is known for being able to distill complex subjects into easily digestible teachings.  


Events with Ronya Banks

Walking the "Path of Insight"~ Retreat Scholarship Eligible
October 18, 2020

“Insight meditation is a Buddhist practice that opens the way to profound awakening in our daily lives.” – Jack Kornfield Walking the “Path of Insight” is a time-tested journey to spiritual awakening traversed by thousands of people over the past few thousand years.  With the expert guidance of Vipassana teachers – Donald Rothberg and Ronya Banks, you will delve deeper into the many gifts this Buddhist practice has to offer. While immersing ourselves in the beauty and simplicity of the Heartwood Refuge Retreat Center, located in the mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina, this silent meditation retreat’s schedule will include formal sitting…