February 15, 2017

Sunday Evenings

Upcoming Drop-In Series:

Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
April 30 – June 4 (no class April 23)
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

“With my mind free from the crippling conception of doubt I should meditate on jealousy, competitiveness, and pride.” – Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Shantideva (AD 687-763)

How much of our suffering comes from comparing ourself against others? In these classes, we will look at simple ways of changing our perspective, so that when we see others’ good qualities, we can lift ourselves up instead of putting ourselves down. When we don’t get what we want, we can be happy anyway, and we can accept ourselves as we are while gaining the freedom to become who we want to be.

April 30 – Like a Thorn in Our Heart: Overcoming Jealousy

May 7 – Letting Go of Competitiveness: Accepting Defeat and Offering the Victory

May 14 – Deflating the Puff of Deluded Pride: Developing Humility

May 21 – Special Class: The Emptiness of the I

May 28 – Breaking Through Spiritual Complacency

June 4 – Developing Self Confidence

About the Teacher

Sharon 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.