How To Transform Your Life: Day Retreat


“The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful we will be happy all the time regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be.”                                                                                                                                                                                           ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Join us for a Special Day Retreat based on the book ‘How To Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book is an extremely practical manual for eradicating our experience of problems and finding permanent happiness through developing a peaceful mind. 

The retreat will be based on commentary given at the 2017 International Kadampa Summer Festival for Modern Buddhism held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in the UK.

Retreat held at: 1070 Tunnel Road, Building 2, Unit 20 in East Asheville, (Behind Pomodoro’s),

$40 or $35 Students/Seniors, Discounts for Monthly Members.

Onsite Vegetarian Lunch available for $5. If you would like to include a lunch please register for lunch by August 24th.


Session 1 – 10am  – 11:15am

Break – 11:15am – 11:30am

Session 2 – 11:30am  – 12:30pm

Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:00pm  

Session 3 – 2:00pm – 3:15 pm

Session 4  – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

If you would like the book you can purchase at class or online: or get the FREE download at

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.