What we're about

Meet like-minded people interested in meditation near you! Learn how to meditate or deepen your current meditation practice. A trademark of the meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both “on the cushion” and in our daily lives.

Each meeting will include practical meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented. Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group or benefit from our meditations.

Kadampa Buddhism (http://kadampa.org/buddhism/kadampa-buddhism) stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!

For more information visit: http://www.meditationinasheville.org/ (http://meditationinsouthcaroling.org/)

Upcoming events (5)

Virtual Guest Teachers: Buddhism in the South

Online event

$10.00

Friday Nights October 30 – November 20. 7pm ~ 8:15pm. Each talk will be available for one Week. Modern Kadampa Buddhism is flourishing across the South, because folks have discovered that meditation is a powerful and practical method to maintain a peaceful mind no matter what. Please join these Southern teachers from across NC, GA and SC (online)! They will share their love for meditation by offering practical advice and simple tips for finding happiness within our own good hearts. You’re welcome to register for any individual week or the entire series at a discount. Individual weeks $10 each. Package $30, Discounts for Monthly Members. Click On Link Below to Register https://www.meditationinasheville.org/product/virtual-visiting-teachers-buddhism-in-the-south/ October 30 Letting Go with Gen Tilopa from KMC North Carolina November 6 What’s the Meaning of Life with Gen Norden from KMC Georgia November 13 From Anger to Compassion with Kelsang Jangchen from KMC South Carolina November 20 TBD: Ethan Lechner from Kosala Buddhist Center www.meditationinasheville.org[masked]

The Most Beautiful Mind: Drop-In Series

Online event

$10.00

The Most Beautiful Mind: An Introduction to Bodhichitta Sundays 10:30am – 11:45am. $10 per drop-in class. Free for Monthly Members. October 11 ~ November 22 Click On Link Below to Register https://www.meditationinasheville.org/product/the-most-beautiful-mind/ “Thus, through the merit I have collected From all these virtuous actions, May the suffering of every living being Be brought completely to an end” ~Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. 3:7 In this Series we will begin exploring the first two chapters of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, one of the most famous texts in all of Mahayana Buddhism. The Guide’s author was Shantideva, an unconventional Buddhist master who lived in India during the 8th century. Though written long ago, this work is just as relevant today as it was back then. It presents profound and practical guidance about how to live a meaningful life and be a friend to the world. October 11 Gaining Faith in Faith October 18 The Story of Shantideva October 25 Bodhichitta and its benefits November 1 Maintaining and growing bodhichitta November 8 The purpose of making offerings November 15 The truth of Impermanence November 22 What is purification practice? www.meditationinasheville.org[masked]

Happiness from a Different Source: LiveStream Series

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$10.00

Tuesdays 7pm – 8:15pm September 15 to December 15 Click on Link Below to Register https://www.meditationinasheville.org/product/happiness-from-a-different-source/ Throughout history human beings have sought to improve their external situation, yet despite all our efforts we are no happier. Superficially it looked as if our world was improving but we can understand very clearly now by looking at the circumstances we find our world in that are lives are becoming much more complicated and dissatisfying. In this fall drop-in series we will contemplate and meditate on the eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind as presented in the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Each drop-in class includes guided meditation, a talk and time for discussion. You are welcome to purchase the text as an e-book or hardcopy if you would like, but it is not required for these drop-in classes. Below is the link to the book Sharon will be using for the class. https://tharpa.com/us/the-new-eight-steps-to-happiness-us.html “The Eight Verses of Training the Mind, has inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights” https://www.meditationinasheville.org[masked]

Virtual Guest Teachers: Buddhism in the South

Online event

$10.00

Friday Nights October 30 – November 20. 7pm ~ 8:15pm. Each talk will be available for one Week. Modern Kadampa Buddhism is flourishing across the South, because folks have discovered that meditation is a powerful and practical method to maintain a peaceful mind no matter what. Please join these Southern teachers from across NC, GA and SC (online)! They will share their love for meditation by offering practical advice and simple tips for finding happiness within our own good hearts. You’re welcome to register for any individual week or the entire series at a discount. Individual weeks $10 each. Package $30, Discounts for Monthly Members. Click On Link Below to Register https://www.meditationinasheville.org/product/virtual-visiting-teachers-buddhism-in-the-south/ October 30 Letting Go with Gen Tilopa from KMC North Carolina November 6 What’s the Meaning of Life with Gen Norden from KMC Georgia November 13 From Anger to Compassion with Kelsang Jangchen from KMC South Carolina November 20 TBD: Ethan Lechner from Kosala Buddhist Center www.meditationinasheville.org[masked]

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The Most Beautiful Mind: Drop-In Series

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$10.00

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