“This practice is a scientific method to purify our mind and transform it from an impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology.”

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra

Buddha Vajrasattva is the embodiment of the completely pure mind of all the Buddhas. The empowerment is a special opportunity for us to receive the purifying blessings of this radiant healing Buddha through which we can free our mind from the negativities and wounds of the past.

The subsequent commentary will focus on how we can swiftly and joyfully purify our mind and thus profoundly improve our lives, enabling us to actualize our potential for lasting freedom and happiness. Everyone welcome.

This event will be followed by  our annual Vajrasattva retreat.

Please register in advance for lunch. The last day to register for lunch is October 12.

Saturday October 14

  • 9am – 10am   Meditation with Sharon Lovich

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm      Empowerment

  • 2:30 – 4:00pm             Teaching 1

Sunday October 15

  • 10:30am – 12:00pm     Teaching 2 (with simultaneous kids class downstairs)

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm       Meditation & Guided Vajrasattva Practice

Event Teachers

Kelsang TabkayKelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Tabkay travels regularly throughout the Southeast, presenting Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. Tabkay will grant the empowerment and give commentary to the practice.

Sharon 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. Sharon will guide the morning meditation.