The Meditation in Asheville group is a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina (KMC SC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose aim is to help the general public to develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life. Our classes and events are open to everyone, you do not need to have experience or be Buddhist to benefit from the teachings and meditations. No pre-registration is required, just drop in!

In addition to offering our weekly class and special events (below), we are now offering a local in-depth study program designed to deepen students’ understanding and experience of Mahayana Buddhism.

Class Information

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Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
October 25 – December 13 (No class 11-8, 11-29)
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at the Cosmic Groove Massage (1224 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803) *NEW LOCATION*

$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Create Your Own Happiness: Meditations for Controlling our Mind

Our experience of happiness is determined by how we think and act. What if we could improve the quality of our life and our relationships just by reshaping our thoughts and intentions?

By learning a series of simple meditation techniques that have been passed down for centuries, you will gain the freedom to shape your life by controlling your mind.

Just drop in, no need to pre-register. Everyone welcome!

Class Format

Every class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by a guided breathing meditation to reduce stress and calm the body and mind. There will then be a short teaching on how to apply meditation to daily life to increase our positive minds and decrease negative minds like stress and anger.

Class Topics

10/25: Looking with Wisdom
11/1: Dream Bigger
11/8: No Class (Southern Dharma Celebration)
11/15: Meditation and our Human Potential
11/22: Finding Inner Protection
11/29: No Class (Thanksgiving)
12/6: Transforming Pain
12/13: Growing Our Good Heart
12/20: The Inner Wealth of Compassion

Class Teacher

sharon3Sharon Lovich is KMC SC’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.

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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 Events page to find out about upcoming events in your region.

Where To Find Us