Saturday, April 6, 2019; 10:30am – 1:00pm
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s),
$25 (discounts for Monthly Members) 828-668-2241
“In reality, most of our emotional problems are nothing more than a failure to accept things as they are — in which case it is patient acceptance, rather than attempting to change externals, that is the solution.” ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems
Patient acceptance is often seen as a weak and passive mind, but actually, nothing could be further than the truth. Patient acceptance is a powerful mind that makes us as strong and stable as a mountain. When a mountain is struck by a thunderstorm, it remains unmoved. In the same way, regardless of what “storms” arise in our daily life, our patience protects our peace of mind. When we lack patience, we are like the pine trees lining the mountain — we are easily disturbed by the challenges we face. Developing patience, we gain the ability to remain peaceful, flexible, and clear-minded, no matter what the circumstances, and from this place of calm, real change can happen.
Sharon 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, NC and Greenville, SC. Sharon and her husband have one son.