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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

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Upcoming Events & Retreats

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Clear Sky Mind: Weekend Away Retreat

December 1-3

In this relaxing weekend retreat we will learn how to use meditation on the mind (known as Mahamudra meditation) to experience greater peace, clarity and well-being. Derived from the Buddhist Mahamudra tradition, the meditation on this retreat will lead you on a voyage of exploration of your mind through which you can discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

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Holiday Vegetarian Potluck and Raffle

December 15 | 6:30 - 8:30pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Community and enjoy our annual Holiday Vegetarian Potluck and Raffle. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. Bring friends and make new ones.

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Introduction to Mediation: Half-Day Course

December 16 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

Anyone can learn to meditate. If you are someone who thinks… ‘I can’t meditate because I can’t make my mind settle’. This is exactly what meditation begins to help us to do. Come see for yourself that meditation is not a chore, but is actually highly enjoyable.

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Letting Go of Expectations: Half-Day Course

January 6 | 10:30am - 1pm

When reality does not match up to what we hoped would happen it is easy for disappointment to set in. Our own and others unrealistic expectations can set us up for anger, and discouragement, chip away at our relationships and set us up for a sense of failure. When we begin to let go of expectations, we are also letting go of  perfectionism, and our attachment to things having to be a certain way.

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Keep Calm and Don't Panic: Free Public Talk

East Asheville Public Library

January 10 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for this free public talk held at the East Asheville Public Library for some practical tips based in Buddhist Psychology that can help us learn to keep a calm steady mind and also stay connected to a good heart even when we meet with difficulties.. Includes guided meditation, a talk and refreshments after the talk.

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Upcoming Kadampa Festivals

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2023

The 2023 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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