Mountain lodge with warm lighting visible from the outside, trees in the background

Clear Sky Mind

Weekend Away Retreat

Friday, December 1 to 
Sunday, December 3

w/Modern Buddhism Teacher 
Teacher Kadam Sharon

Registration & Cost

Discounted rate on first 10 rooms booked
King room: 1 person $430; 2 people $535
Queen suite: 1 person $455; 2 people $560. Includes separate living room area 
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Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat

430 Otter Rock Road, Burnsville, NC 28714

Mountain lodge with warm lighting visible from the outside, trees in the background, and the teacher's photo

About this event

Held at Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat

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.

This is the perfect opportunity to be guided in blissful meditations on the clarity of our own mind. Experiencing the deep peace and transformative quality of the pure nature of our awareness allows us easily to let go of limiting and painful self--conceptions and anxieties and become the wise, compassionate person we want to be.

Whether you are an experienced meditator or newcomer these famous centuries-old “Mahamudra meditations” help deepen mindfulness and concentration and will improve the quality of your meditation. You will feel increasingly peaceful and energized over the course of the weekend, and can then carry your peace and insight back home and into your daily routine.

Retreat Schedule. Retreat will be Silent on Saturday until Lunch

Friday Night
Session 1   7:30 -9:00pm Introduction

Session 2   9:00am - 10:15am
Session 3  11:15am - 12:30pm
Lunch         1:00pm - 2:00pm
Session 4  4:00pm- 5:30pm Includes Q & A
Session 5   7:30pm - 8:30pm

Session 6
  9:00am - 10:15am
Session 7    11:30am - 1:o0pm Includes Q & A


What will the registration rates be for onsite accommodations after the first 10 rooms are booked?
King room: 1 person $475; 2 people $580
Queen suite: 1 person $500; 2 people $605. Includes separate living room.
Can I attend the retreat as a commuter?
Since space will be limited on this retreat, priority registration will be given to those registered for onsite accommodations for the entire weekend retreat. After that, based on availability of space in the meditation room, we will open registration up for commuters to attend
without booking onsite accommodations. It is highly recommended to book onsite accommodations to guarantee your spot on this retreat.
Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat has a beautiful modern community kitchen. Registration includes a lite Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner. All meals will be vegetarian and prepared and served community style. For breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, please bring your own breakfast and you are welcome to prepare it in the community kitchen. King rooms and Queen suites include microwaves, mini-refrigerators and a coffee maker. As the location of the Eco Retreat is secluded, there are no easily accessible restaurants nearby, so please bring any food that you require for breakfast as well as special snacks. There will be some light snacks provided along with tea and coffee during the retreat.  If any retreat participants have specific food allergies or dietary requests, please email to determine if these dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Will the retreat proceed as planned if inclement weather is predicted?
If more than 1 inch of snow is predicted during the retreat, the event will be postponed. In the event of inclement weather, the retreat will be rescheduled to occur within 3 months of the original date based on Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat availability. 
Important Disclosure and Agreement for the Retreat at Mt. Mitchell Eco Retreat:
  1. No Pets allowed under any circumstances on the property.
  2. Staying onsite at Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat - all participants understand that they are responsible for paying for any damages to the property or for replacing any lost or missing items from on-site accommodations upon check-out. 
  3. Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat and KMC SC/Je Tsongkhapa KBC will not be liable for personal injury or damages/loss to personal property for anyone attending the retreat. 
*By Registering for this Event you are in Agreement with the above disclosure.


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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