January 6, 2018

How to Succeed at Meditation Without Really Trying: Half-Day Course

Saturday February 10, 10am -1pm                           
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center , at 1070 Tunnel Road, Building # 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805

$25 (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Most of the problems we experience when we are new to meditation come from straining at our concentration. It is common to expect meditation to be like other activities where we can “push hard” to accomplish our goal. In meditation, however, if we exert too much pressure we just get tense and tired.

Meditation should not be like paddling upstream; it should be like sailing. There is work to be done, but once we have “put up our sail” our meditation should feel relaxed and spacious. In this course, come learn how to “sail” in meditation so you can deeply enjoy this meaningful experience.

Schedule:

10:00–11:30 – Teaching and meditation

11:30–12:00 – break

12:00–1:00 – Teaching and meditation

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.