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Walk for Peace

French Broad River Park Gazebo

Sunday, May 5 | 12:30 - 2:30pm with Vegetarian Picnic Potluck

Join us for our Annual Walk for Peace and Vegetarian Picnic Potluck at the French Broad River Park Gazebo.

Proceeds raised from the annual Walk for Peace, along with member sponsorships and class fees are what keep our non-profit community Meditation and Modern Buddhism Center open and running. Through your generous contributions and the kind hearts of all our volunteers we are growing a hub of refuge in the midst of what can often feel like a storm. Potluck begins at 12:30pm followed by Walk.


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Weekly Meditation Classes

at Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center

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Sundays | 10:30 - 11:45am
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Mondays | 10:00 - 11:00am
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Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:00pm

Classes in Other Areas

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@ Greenville SC Branch
Sundays | 4:00 - 5:15pm
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@ Knoxville  TN Branch
Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:15pm

Upcoming Events & Retreats

Peace of a Patient Mind: Hendersonville, NC

Half-day Course Saturday, May 4 | 12pm - 2:00pm

This class will be held in-person only, in Hendersonville at Laughing Elephant Yoga. Learn how to move beyond the heavy mind of resistance and replace it with a wisdom mind of acceptance. Then quickly, begin to experience greater energy, joy, and lightness in your life. 


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Overcoming Anger: Asheville 

Half-day Course Saturday, May 18 | 10:30am - 1:00pm

Anger appears in many forms and disguises.  Sometimes it manifests as a feeling of stress, other times it may take the form of depression. From the slightest frustration to resentment and embittered rage, anger is an emotion we all need to understand and conquer if we are to enjoy and make the most out of our life. In this course we will explore practical solutions to the problem of anger, deconstructing its actual causes and learning viable alternatives to this painful habit of mind.

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Live a Life of Purpose 

Half-Day Course Saturday, May 25 | 10:30am-1pm

Do you ever have those 3am questions? What is the purpose of my life? How do I make the most of my short time on this planet? How can I seize the day and live a less ordinary life?  Every moment of our human life is precious, rare, and immensely meaningful. Yet, with the stress of daily life and chaos in the world, sometimes it can be hard to feel this way. The meditation on our precious human life has the power to uplift the mind, giving you a renewed sense of gratitude and joy.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:
Meditations on the Wheel of Life 

Day-Course Saturday, June 15 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

We have all heard the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.

Contemplating and meditating on the symbolism and deep meaning contained in the Wheel of Life Diagram, an ancient piece of art, is like contemplating a road map pointing us toward liberation and teaching us how to develop the stages of the path to enlightenment.

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Upcoming Kadampa Festivals

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2024

The 2024 international brochure showing the latest developments in Modern Kadampa Buddhism worldwide, and the international teaching program of Festivals and Dharma Celebrations for the year is now available.

The brochure shows the extraordinary developments in Kadam Dharma around the world that have emanated from the heart of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Please share this amazing story.

Meet Our Resident Teacher

Resident Teacher

Kadam Sharon Lovich

Kadam Sharon has been practicing meditation and Kadampa Buddhism since 2003 and is the Resident teacher of the Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center 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, NC and Greenville, SC. Sharon and her husband have one son.

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1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805

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