Meditation Classes & Buddhism in Asheville, NC

Class Info

Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
at the Rainbow Community School, Omega Classroom (62 State Street)
$8 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

The Wisdom of Letting Go:

Meditations For Letting Go of Negative States of MindWisdom of Letting Go

It is common for people to give us the advice that we “just need to let go,” but it is uncommon for anyone to tell us HOW to let go.  The good news is that letting go of negative and agitated states of mind can definitely be accomplished once we learn how.  In this class series, we’ll take a closer look at meditations and practical teachings that help us to let go of whatever is troubling us.

Class Format

Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation and the Liberating Prayer. After meditation, there will be a short teaching and time for Q&A.

Class Schedule

August 31:  Why holding on doesn’t help
September 7:  Letting go of anger and anxiety
September 14:  Letting go of attachments and addictions
September 21:  Letting go of physical pain
September 28:  Letting go of grief
October 5:  Letting go of low self-esteem
October 12:  Being patient with the process
October 19:  No class (International Fall Festival)
October 26:  No class

Upcoming Series

Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
at the Rainbow Community School, Omega Classroom (62 State Street)
$8 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

The Product of Our Thoughts:

Understanding our mind to create a positive, peaceful worldProduct of Thoughts - Poster

Most people understand that the quality of their thoughts determines the quality and experience of their whole life.  What we often do not understand, however, is how the mind produces these thoughts or how to change them.  In this class series, we will explore the nature of the mind, how it functions, and how we can change it, one thought at a time.  Once we understand how our mind works, we’ll gain the ability to create more and more positive states of mind, and thereby come to live in a more positive world.

Class Format

Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation and the Liberating Prayer. After meditation, there will be a short teaching and time for Q&A.

Class Schedule

November 2:  What is the mind?
November 9:  Five factors in every state of mind, part 1
November 16:  Five factors in every state of mind, part 2
November 23:  Understanding the roles of mindfulness and alertness
November 30:  Why positive minds are the source of happiness
December 7:  The most important positive minds for a happy life
December 14:  How negative states of mind arise
December 21:  Two inner enemies to watch out for
December 28:  Public enemy #1

Class Teacher

sharon_crop-150x150Sharon Lovich is Ganden Center’s Asheville, NC, branch teacher.  Before coming to North Carolina, Sharon served for several years as the Education Program Coordinator at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, where she was also a member of the Teacher Training Program and a branch teacher.  Currently a homemaker, Sharon’s professional background is in social work.  She and her husband have one son.

Contact Us

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MeditationInAsheville@gmail.com

828-668-2241

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Special Events in Asheville

In addition to our weekday classes in these branch locations, we also offer Saturday workshops approximately once every-other-month.  Visit our Courses & Events page to find out about upcoming events in your region.