One Dharma Nashville is an integrative Buddhist meditation and study group founded in 2006 by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, who wished to offer a contemporary Buddhist sangha that also maintains its roots in traditional teachings and practices. One Dharma is at the forefront of Western Buddhism, where we have access to all of the great dharma traditions that were once segregated by geography in the East. Each of these traditions, Theravada, Zen and Tibetan, offer teachings and practices such as lovingkindness, compassion and mindfulness, that can help us realize true freedom in our own lives.
We meet Monday nights, 7 - 8:30 for meditation, chanting and discussion. Everyone is welcome, from the curious beginner to the experienced practitioner. We also offer a twice monthly Saturday "Basics of Mindfulness Meditation and Study Group" plus a variety of classes and meetings on Thursday nights as well as retreats and workshops. You can see our full schedule by clicking here.
One Dharma's mission is to ensure that the practice of meditation and the joy of awakening are accessible to all who seek it. We offer practices and teachings that help cultivate mindfulness, lovingkindness and wisdom. We encourage diversity and are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive practice refuge to people from all backgrounds. One Dharma Nashville is a sister sangha to InsightLA, the Los Angeles area's premiere meditation and mindfulness education center. InsightLA was founded by Trudy Goodman, Ph.D., in 2002. Lisa Ernst, One Dharma's founder and guiding teacher, studied and practiced with Trudy for many years before receiving teaching authorization from her in 2005 and formal dharma transmission in 2010.
All of our meetings are held at the 12South Dharma Center, 2301 12th Avenue South. We're at the corner of 12th and Linden, above Serendipity. To enter, go to the back of the building (on Linden) up the stairs and take the door to the right. For your first visit, please plan to arrive fifteen minutes early for orientation. There is no cost to attend, but your donations help us cover the cost of rent and supplies. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Next Residential Retreat: True Refuge: Steady Mind, Open Heart; December 10 - 13, 2015 at Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN. Includes a special extended retreat option to 12/15. Full information and registration here.
Listen to Lisa's most recent dharma talk on "Living the Questions" with a guided meditaiton on working with deep quesitons in your life.