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US 2024 NKT IKBU National Festival


Registration Opens Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Don't miss this special opportunity to attend the  US 2024 NKT IKBU National Festival in person at the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, or online.

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The Trouble with Multitasking


Saturday, July 27 | 10:30 - Noon with Modern Buddhism Teacher Jill Cagney

In our busy lives, we often find ourselves multitasking. We try to accomplish many things at once while our experience is that we accomplish very little. In this mini course, we will explore the impact of multitasking on our daily lives, spiritual practice and our peace of mind.

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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

Good Enough: Overcoming Perfectionism

Half Day-Course - Saturday, August 17 |  10:30am - 1:00pm

It’s nice to want to do our best, but that desire can sometimes become misguided, unhealthy and even sabotage us. In our production-oriented society it’s hard to just relax and learn to happily accept where we are at.

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Path to Peace Retreat

Friday Night, August 30 - Monday, September 2 | Begins Friday at 7pm

Kadam Lamrim' or ‘Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’, is a very practical presentation of all the teachings given by Buddha. By engaging in this practice we systematically learn and deepen our understanding of all the essential meditations of the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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The Power of Intention

Half-Day Course Saturday September 14 | 10:30am-1pm

Our minds have great power to create limitless joy and happiness. They also have the power to create difficulties, problems and cause us a lot of pain and trouble.  If we are genuinely interested in uncovering what really is determining the quality of the experiences we are having, we need to to understand the power of intention.

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The Peace of Patience: Johnson City, TN

Half-Day Course Saturday October 5 | 10:30am-12:30pm

There are many things in life that we just don’t like and would rather avoid, There are  difficult people, disappointments and loss, or a life that looks and feels quite differently then how we had hoped, imagined, or planned. When we meet with ‘unwanted’ circumstances resignation or anger can easily set in and we experience a type of ‘inner resistance’ that can feel as if we are going through our life with the emergency brake on. 

 

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The Peace of Patience: Brevard, NC

Half-Day Course Saturday October 19 | 10:30am-12:30pm

There are many things in life that we just don’t like and would rather avoid, There are  difficult people, disappointments and loss, or a life that looks and feels quite differently then how we had hoped, imagined, or planned. When we meet with ‘unwanted’ circumstances resignation or anger can easily set in and we experience a type of ‘inner resistance’ that can feel as if we are going through our life with the emergency brake on. 

 

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Kadampa Podcasts are developing to bring more teachings from more teachers to more people.
 

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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Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center
1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805

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