June 19, 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons: transforming difficulties with practical meditations

Mondays August 20 – October 1. (No Class Sept. 3)  Greenville South Carolina Branch.
with Resident Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at the Yatra Center, formerly 90 Degrees Yoga (115 Pelham Rd, #10 – 11) Greenville, South Carolina
$10 per class, (free for Monthly Members)

We all try to avoid difficult circumstances, but sometimes challenging situations and challenging people are unavoidable. Fortunately, the famous “Training the Mind” meditations from the Buddhist tradition are specifically designed to help us transform life’s difficulties into a path to personal growth. Learn how to transform every adversity with these practical meditations and advice for daily life. Everyone welcome.

About the Teacher

Sharon Lovich has been practicing meditation and Kadampa Buddhism since 2003 and is the resident 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.

 

Coming In October

Mondays Oct. 8 – Nov. 19 (No Class on Oct. 22)  Greenville South Carolina Branch.
with Resident Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at the Yatra Center, formerly 90 Degrees Yoga (115 Pelham Rd, #10 – 11) Greenville, South Carolina
$10 per class, (free for Monthly Members)

We often try to change our life “from the outside in.” But sometimes we may change our job or our living situation only to find that we are still dissatisfied with our life. During this series, learn how to change “from the inside out.” By changing our mind and learning to be more peaceful, loving, and positive, we can learn to be happy whether or not our life changes externally. This series is the first of two in which we will explore a short text known as “Advice from Atisha’s Heart.” Atisha’s “Advice” was originally given several centuries ago, but it is still just as applicable today in our modern, busy world as it was in the past.