December 4, 2017

Path To Peace Retreat

Path to Peace Retreat – Friday  Night January 12 – Tuesday January 16 

Meditation allows us to improve the nature and qualities of our mind. The sequence of meditations used by Kadampa Buddhists includes three great transformations of mind.

To achieve these transformations we engage in the Stages of the Path to

Enlightenment or Lamrim meditations, learning to meditate in a systematic way that easily leads us to develop very special mental qualities.

No matter where one stands on the path, this retreat offers invaluable insights and experience. Everyone is welcome.

On this retreat we will meditate on the sequence of 14 practical meditations as presented in “How to Understand the Mind’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You do not need to have a copy of the book to participate in the retreat but if you would like to have a  copy,  you may purchase one at the center or at http://tharpa.com/us/how-to-understand-the-mind.html

Schedule

Friday January 12
7 – 8:15pm: Introduction
Saturday January 13
9am-10am: Life is Precious
11 – 12pm: Life is Short
3pm -4pm: Developing Inner Protection
5pm – 6pm: Create the Life you Want
Sunday January 14
9am-10am Bliss of Perfect Freedom (Part 1)
10:30am – 11:45am Bliss of Perfect Freedom (Part 2)
3pm -4pm Bliss of Perfect Freedom (Part 3)
5pm – 6pm Bliss of Perfect Freedom (Part 4)
Monday January 15
9am-10am Caring for Others is Sublime
11 – 12pm Cherishing All Living Beings
3pm -4pm Cultivating Universal Compassion
Tuesday January 16
9am-10am The Supreme Good Heart
11 – 12pm The Six Perfections
7 – 8pm From Ordinary to Extraordinary

$5 per session, $15/day, $50 for the entire retreat
Discounts for  General members
Free for Foundation members

About the Teacher

SharonSharon Lovich has been practicing meditation and Kadampa Buddhism since 2003 and is the principal teacher for Kadampa Buddhism in Asheville. Before Sharon moved to Asheville in 2011, she volunteered as the Education Program Coordinator for several years at the internationally renowned world peace temple for meditation and modern Buddhism,  Kadampa Meditation Center New York.  There she received teachings and guidance directly from our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, guided retreats, and taught classes.  She has engaged in numerous focused meditation retreats and is known for teaching others how to develop a peaceful mind with great skill, lightness, and humor. Today, Sharon is a part of the Special Teacher Training Program and teaches numerous meditation classes and retreats in Asheville. Sharon and her husband have one son.