Meditation in Asheville, NC

Meditation in Asheville

The Meditation in Asheville group offers practical meditation classes, workshops, and meditation retreats in Asheville to help everyone develop a peaceful state of mind.  Our meditation classes are based in the Kadampa Buddhist tradition and are open to everyone, you do not need to have experience or be Buddhist to benefit from the teachings and meditations.

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Upcoming Events:

Jan. 20 – 24 – Path to Peace Retreat

Jan. 28 – Handling Difficult People With a Peaceful Mind (10am – 1pm)

Meditation in Asheville Weekly Classes

Sunday Evenings

Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm  
January 15 – February 12  
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
NEW LOCATION – at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Reality Check: Getting It Right

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We could all use a Reality Check now and then. In this class, we examine the specific issues that we’re dealing with in our daily lives and then begin working on how to fix them. We’ll see that by making our meditations specific and personal, we can make swift progress.

Through teachings, meditations and engaged Q & A and discussions,  each class helps us to sharpen the tools we need for becoming more mindful of what exactly is going on both around us and within us. “Why are we here and how can we become truly happier?” A good Reality Check will help us uncover the extremely empowering answers to those questions.

Class Schedule

Jan. 15 – Developing Mental Balance

Jan. 22 – Caring For Others Is Sublime

Jan. 29 – Getting Out of Our Own Way

Feb. 5 – The Power to Change

Feb. 12 – Going Deeper Into Our Daily Practice

Monday Evenings

Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm 
January 2 – February 27 (No Class Dec. 26)
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoros), Asheville NC 28805
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Simply Meditate

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Our “Simply Meditate” class is a perfect opportunity to learn different meditations and the basics of a meditation practice. Each class includes two guided 15-minute meditations and instructions that can easily be integrated into daily life.

These drop-in classes, suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike, help us discover the profound benefits of engaging in meditation and enable us to develop a naturally peaceful, calm and happy mind.

Thursday Mornings

Thursdays, 10am – 11am 
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich
at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoros), Asheville NC 28805
$10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members)

Unwind the Mind

unwindIn these drop-in classes we will focus on the relaxing and peaceful meditation on the mind. This sublime meditation is renowned for being one of the most effective methods for developing concentration, finding relaxation, and overcoming stubborn mental habits.

These classes are appropriate for everyone and chairs will be provided.

Thursday Evenings (Study Program)

Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805
with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich

$60 per month (even during months we do not meet for class)
$35 per month for limited income students

Click here to see all the perks of your “Supporting Member” membership.

The 2017 term begins Thursday, January 26. You’re welcome to try 2 classes at no cost and no commitment to see if you’re interested in the program.

NEW FP BOOK: How To Understand the Mind

‘We often say, “My Mind, my mind”, but if someone were to ask us, “What is your mind”, we would have no correct answer. This is because we do not understand the nature and function of the mind correctly.’

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

The Foundation Program is a profound and practical way to deepen your experience and practice of these meaningful teachings.

Check out our Foundation Program page for more information about the study program.

Class Teacher

SharonAsheville Branch Teacher:

Before Sharon moved to Asheville in 2011, she volunteered as the Education Program Coordinator for several years at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, where she also guided retreats and taught classes.

Today, Sharon is a part of the Special Teacher Training Program and teaches our Asheville branch class. Sharon 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

1070 Tunnel Road Building #2, Unit 20

Asheville, NC 28805

Behind Pomodoros in East Park Center