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Mindfulness Meditation Classes Nashville


 


Mindfulness Meditation Workshop for Adults with ADHD and/or Anxiety

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9 a.m. - Noon

Nashville Friends House


 Lisa Ernst, meditation teacher and founder of
One Dharma Nashville, and Terry Huff, psychotherapist and author of Living
Well with ADHD
, will offer a meditation workshop for adults with
ADHD and/or anxiety. The workshop will include lecture, practice, and
discussion and will address the following:


                                  1. Why meditate for ADHD and anxiety?


  2. Basics of Practice


      3. Different practices for


               selective attention (focusing)
                open awareness (expanding)

                  compassion (for self and other)


Research shows that mindfulness practice
improves concentration, attention regulation, self-observation (of mental
activity), working memory, and emotion regulation.


The workshop will be held at The Nashville Friends House,
530 26th Ave N. Cost is $60 and is due by the July 21 registration deadline; after $70. Payment
can be made by check or Paypal. Paypal is available at the button below.
Instructions for paying by check are here. Please
include your email address. A reduced fee is available to anyone who can’t afford the full fee.


Contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com or tmhuff@comcast.net with any questions.

Cultivating Clarity Through Living the Questions
Saturday, May 20, 2017, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA.
Led by Lisa Ernst
For full information click here: https://spiritrock.org/calendarDetails?EventID=4552


Basics of Mindfulness Meditation and Lovingkindness Course
Thursdays, January 19 and 26; February 9 and 16, 2017 -
Taught by Paloma Cain
For full information and registration, go here


Pali Language as a Gateway to Understanding Buddha's Teachings
Thursdays, January 26 - April 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Interactive Online Course Taught by Jeffrey Samuels, Ph.D.
For full information and registration, go here





Dedicated Practitioner Class

Five Session course starting on June 30, 2016

Led by Lisa Ernst
Class full, check back for our 2017 DP Class

 

 

This five week practice and study course is designed for committed practitioners and will allow for deeper exploration of the process and practices of meditation and awakening. Patterned on Sprit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program and led by Lisa Ernst, the class will offer specific teaching and practice approaches based on the Noble Eightfold Path. There will be plenty of time for group discussion and interaction. The basic requirements are that everyone attending has an established daily meditation practice, or will re-commit to one, and has attended at least one daylong or longer meditation retreat.

 

The class fee is $150. Two reduced fee spots are available in the case of financial need. A deposit of $35 reserves your spot with the balance due by June 23. To pay by paypal go to here and use the “donate” button. Instructions on paying by check are at the same link. Please include your email address. Meetings will be held Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. With one exception we will meet weekly: we will not meet on Thursday, July 7 due to the 4th of July holiday that week.

 

For questions contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com.

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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop for Adults with ADHD

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9 a.m. - Noon

Nashville Friends House


 Lisa Ernst, meditation teacher and founder of
One Dharma Nashville, and Terry Huff, LCSW, psychotherapist specializing in
adults with ADHD and author of Living
Well with ADHD
, will offer a meditation workshop for adults with the
diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. The workshop will include lecture, practice, and
discussion and will address the following:


                                  1. Why meditate if you have ADD/ADHD?


  2. Basics of Practice


      3. Different practices for


               selective attention (focusing)
                open awareness (expanding)

                  compassion (for self and other)


Research shows that mindfulness practice
improves concentration, attention regulation, self-observation (of mental
activity), working memory, and emotion regulation.


The workshop will be held at The Nashville Friends House,
530 26th Ave N. Cost is $50 and is due by the May 7 registration deadline. Payment
can be made by check or paypal to One Dharma Nashville. Paypal is available at the button below.
Instructions for paying by check are here. Please
include your email address. A reduced fee is available to anyone who can’t afford the full fee.


Contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com or tmhuff@comcast.net with any questions.

 







Terry's Book is available here.



Half Day Meditation
Retreat

Touching the
Boundless Heart


Saturday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. – Noon


 Nashville Friends Meeting


Led by Lisa Ernst



Retreat Completed






Please join us for a half
day of sitting and walking meditation. In this silent retreat we will stabilize
attention and deepen concentration through the breath and body, then gradually
open our awareness to the boundless space of mind and heart. The morning will
include mindfulness, lovingkindness and compassion practices. These practices
help us touch moments of freedom from our habitual patterns and find compassion
and equanimity in our present moment experience.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this retreat is suitable for newer as
well as more experienced meditators. The retreat will include periods of
sitting and walking meditation, instructions and dharma talk. Cost is $40 A
reduced fee spot is available in the case of financial need. Please inquire for
details.

Please use the paypal button below. If paying by check, instructions are at this link. Please
include your email address. For questions email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com












Mindful Awareness Day Long Workshop


Emily and Vincent Horn, The
Buddhist Geeks

February 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Nashville
Friends Meeting

Sponsored by One Dharma Nashville

 completed


 


What is the difference
between mindfulness & awareness? Both mindfulness and awareness reveal
different features of our conscious experience, while remaining inseparable.
Depending on which lens you peer through it changes how you see.


In this workshop we’ll
explore both the practice of mindfulness–actively noticing what you notice as
you notice it–and awareness–simply being. We’ll use guided and silent practices
as well as interactive social meditation.  By learning these different
techniques we move closer to being able to meld them into an integrated whole.
Mindful awareness is the coming together of effortless being and active
investigation. It’s being able to differentiate what’s arising in our
experiential field while also resting in an undifferentiated awareness of it
all. When we can move between mindfulness and awareness, merging and blending
the two modes together, we become more responsive to our experience of life.


Buddhist Psychology Workshop
Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m - Noon
Nashville Friends House
Led by Lisa Ernst
complete


Dependent Origination, also known as Buddhist Psychology, stands as Buddha's deepest insight into the nature of suffering and liberation.

Buddhist Psychology provides us with a map of the inner terrain of the mind and heart. Not simply a concept, but a way of living life, a path to liberation that we can experience and wake up to right now. In this class we will explore the links of dependent origination, emptiness and the path to transformational insight. You will gain a deeper understanding of how all things arise in dependence on multiple causes and conditions and how your practice can help you break the cycle of suffering.

The class will include instruction, experiential practice and discussion. Cost is $40 and can be paid through Paypal at the button below. Instructions for paying by check are at this link. A reduced fee spot is available in the case of financial need. For questions, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com









Basics of Mindfuness Meditation and Lovingkindness Course
Thursdays, 9/10, 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Led by Lisa Ernst
course full, please check back in 2016

 
This four session course is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced meditators who would like to nurture a continuity of mindfulness in a group setting. In a step by step process you will learn the basics of insight meditation and lovingkindness practices. You will learn to be more in touch with your body and emotions and develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts. You will leave the class with tools to establish an effective, ongoing practice. These practices will help you reduce stress and expand your capacity for well being and self compassion this. This class will provide a supportive environment with ample time for discussion and Q&A.

Led by One Dharma's founding teacher Lisa Ernst, who has been meditating for over 25 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight ind everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities.

Course fee is $100 and is due by 9/4. It can be paid through paypal here; instructions for paying by check are at this link. A reduced fee spot is available in the case of financial need

For information, email ernst.lisa@gmail.com


Mindfulness Meditation Workshop for Adults with ADD/ADHD

Saturday, August 29, 2015  9 a.m. - Noon
Nashville Friends House

Lisa Ernst, meditation teacher and founder of One Dharma Nashville, and Terry Huff, LCSW, psychotherapist specializing with adults with ADD/ADHD, will offer a meditation workshop for adults with the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. The workshop will include lecture, practice and discussion and will address the following;

1) Why meditate if you have ADD/ADHD?
2) Basics of practice
3) Different practices for:

a. selective attention (focusing)

b. open awareness (expanding)
c. compassion (for self and other)

Research shows the mindfulness practice improves concentration, attention regulation (as in disengaging from one task and starting another), self-observation (of mental activity), working memory and emotion regulation.

The workshop will be held at The Nashville Friends House, 530 26th Ave N. Cost is $50 and is due by the August 21 registration deadline. Payment can be made by check or Paypal (button below). If paying by check make it out to One Dharma Nashville, and send to One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Be sure to include your email address. A reduced fee is available to anyone who can't afford the full fee. Contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com to inquire.









Dedicated Practitioner Class
5 Week Course Starting June 18, 2015
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m., 12 South Dharma Center
Led by Lisa Ernst

Class Full, Please contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com to be added to the contact list for the next class


This five week practice and study course is designed for committed practitioners and will allow for deeper exploration of the process and practices of meditation and awakening. Patterned on Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program and led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the class will offer specific teaching and practice approaches based on the Noble Eightfold Path. There will be plenty of time for group discussion and interaction. The basic requirements are that everyone attending has an established daily meditation practice, or will commit to one, and has attended at least one daylong or longer meditation retreat. Meetings will be held Thursday evenings at the 12 South Dharma Center, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

The class fee is offered on a sliding scale of $125 - $150. Anything you pay above $125 will help toward our scholarship fund. Two reduced fee spots are available in the case of financial need. A desposit of $35 reserves your spot with the blanance due by June 11. To pay through paypal go here and use the donate button. Instructions for paying by check are also at this link. Please include your email address. Class size will be limited to support interaction and participation. For additional information contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com.

Basics of Meditation Course

Thursdays, April 30, May 7 &14, 2015
7 - 8:30 p.m.
12 South Dharma Center



This 3 week course is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In a step-by-step process you will learn the basics of insight meditation and mindfulness practices. You will learn to be more in touch with your body, emotions and mind and will leave the class with tools to establish an effective, ongoing practice. These practices will help you reduce stress and expand your capacity for well-being and compassion. The class will provide a supportive environment with ample time for discussion and q&a.

Led by senior meditator and One Dharma co-founder Patsy Cutillo, with guidance form founding teacher Lisa Ernst. Patsy has been meditating for 15+ years and has attended numerous daylong and residential meditation retreats. She is also certified as a Medical QiGong therapist.

Course fee is $60 and is due by 4/23. It can be paid through Paypal at the button below. A reduced fee spot is available in the case of financial need.
For information, email pccutillo@yahoo.com







Advanced Dedicated Practitioner Winter/Spring 2015
class full
This six month course is patterned on Spirit Rock's practice and study program for experienced practitioners. It is based on the Eightfold Path, which contain all of the teachings. Participants meet every 3 - 4 weeks to present and discuss a specific aspect of the path and practice. This is in progress. Please stay tuned for a 2015 Summer Dedicated Practitioner Class. To add you name to our contact list for the upcoming class, please email onedharmainfo@gmail.com.


The Dharma of Writing and Meditation Workshop
Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Nashville Friends House
Led by Lisa Ernst
completed



Please join us for a day of contemplative writing and meditation practice. We will cultivate writing inspiration through meditation and exercises that help us open our hearts to the truth of what we most want to express. . These practices will also help us to communicate more eloquently from our authentic voice, both in written and verbal form. In addition, we will have an opportunity to share our writing in an atmosphere of compassionate support. This workshop is suitable to beginning and experienced writers and meditators.

Cost is $75 - $100 sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level you can afford so we can also offer reduced fee spots for those who need assistance. Fee is due by Monday, January 26. You can pay by paypal here and use the "donate" button. If paying by check, make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to 12 South Dharma Center, c/o One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address.

Lisa has been meditating for over 25 years in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She is the founder and guiding teacher of One Dharma Nashville. In addition to regularly teaching meditation classes and retreats, Lisa has written numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and newsletters. She was the technical editor for the current edition of Meditation for Dummies. Her blog includes essays and poetry: www.thelotusbloomsinthemud.com.

For questions or information about a reduced fee spot, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com


Mindful Speech and Deep Listening Workshop
Saturday, October 25, 1- 4 p.m.
12 South Dharma Center
Led by Lisa Ernst
Completed.


Learning to integrate our meditation practice with speech and communication is a vital step to bring mindfulness, compassion and realization into our daily lives. In this half day retreat we will extend deep listening and mindfulness from our sitting meditation into relational practices. These practices will help us listen and communicate from the heart as well as stay fully present in both silence and speech.

The workshop will include sitting mediation, mindful dialogue and group interaction. Cost is $35. Payment may be made by Paypal here. Click on the "donate" button to pay. If paying by check, please make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to: 12 South Dharma Center, 2301 12th Avenue South, suite 202, Nashville, TN, 37204. Please include your email address.

Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist Meditation teacher in the Thai forest lineage of Ajahn Chah. She is the founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. She regularly leads classes, daylong and residential meditation retreats.

For information, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com

Contemplative Photography and Meditation Workshop
Cultivating Clarity, Receptivity and Joy With a Camera
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rural West Nashville
Registration Deadline, Monday, September 29

Please join us in a beautiful rural setting for a day of mindfulness as we combine meditation and the practice of contemplative photography. We will use our cameras as a means to reflect our awareness of this moment in its ever changing forms. This approach often yields unexpected results that differ from conventional shots. There's no need for expensive equipment or technical knowledge, just a willingnes to meet the moment in an open and receptive state. A simple, yet profound joy often arises in this alliance of mind and heart, camera and surroundings.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the workshop is suitable to beginning and experienced meditators. In addition to several photography sessions, the workshop will include meditation, silence and group interaction. The retreat site, about 35 minutes from downtown Nashville, includes wooded hills, fields, rock formations and interesting structures.

The fee is on a sliding scale from $75 - $100. Two reduced fee slots are aviailble in the case of financial need. A deposit of $50 reserves your spot and is due by 9/29. Paypal is available here. Just click on the "donate" button to pay your deposit. If paying by check, make it out to One Dharma Nashville, c/o 12 South Dharma Cedter, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address. Details and directions will be sent in advance of the retreat. For questions, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com. 


Fall 2014 Basics of Meditation Course
Thursdays, September 11, 18 and October 2, 2014
7 - 8:30 p.m., 12 South Dharma Center
Registration Deadline: September 4
Class full, stay tuned for our spring 2015 Basics of Meditation Course


This three week course is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In a step-by-step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will learn correct meditation approaches to ensure an effective and ongoing practice. You will also learn to be more in touch with your body, emotions and mind through Buddhist mindfulness. This class will provide you with a supportive environment; there will be plenty of time for discussion and q&a.

Led by senior meditators and One Dharma facilitators Michael Crowder and Patsy Cutillo, with guidance from founding teacher Lisa Ernst.

Course fee is $50 and can be paid through paypal here:   






The Essentials of Buddhism Course
Starting June 12, 2014 at 12 South Dharma Center
Led by Lisa Ernst
Registration closed, stay tuned for a 2015 offering
Registration is closed. Sty tuned for a 2015 offering.

This intermediate, five session course is designed for those who wish to support their meditation practice with a deeper understanding and practical application of the Buddha's teachings in daily life. The curriculum is based on the Eightfold Path and will emphasize mindful and abiding awareness, interconnection with all life, right effort, wise speech and compassion.

The course is ideal for students who have prior meditation and study experience such as the Basics of Meditation Course and/or daylong and weekend residential retreats. Classes are taught as a mix of practice and study so that students gain experiential insights into the Buddha's teachings while deepening their practice. You will receive study materials and suggestions for practice at home. The classes will include plenty of time for group support and interaction.

Course fee is $125. A deposit of $50 is due by Friday, May 30 to reserve your spot. Two reduced fee spots are available in the case of financial need. Classes will begin on Thursday, June 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Following Thursday meetings will be a mix of weekly and bi-weekly, set with input from attendees on their summer schedule. Paypal is available at the button below. If paying by check, make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to: 12 South Dharma Center, c/o One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Be sure to include your email address.

Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist meditation teacher in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. Lisa is the founder of One Dharma Nashville and she regularly leads daylong and residential retreats, private meditation training and classes.

For questions, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com








Basics of Meditation Course
Thursdays, March 20, April 3 &10, 2014, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
12 South Dharma Center
Please contact the email below to reserve your spot for our fall 2014 Basics Course


This three session course is appropriate to beginners as well as more experienced meditators who wish to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In a step by step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will also learn correct meditation approaches to ensure an effective and ongoing practice. This class will provide you with a supportive environment; there will be plenty of time for discussion and q&a.

Led by senior meditator and One Dharma facilitator Michael Crowder, with guidance from founding teacher Lisa Ernst.

Course fee is $50. The class will be limited to 12 students. Registration deadline is Friday, March 14. A reduced fee option is available in the case of financial need. Please contact onedharmainfo@gmail.com to confirm space availability. Once confirmed, register though Paypal at the box below to reserve your spot.   






Dedicated Practitioner 2014 Full

This year long course is patterned on Spirit Rock's practice and study program and is based on the Eightfold Path. Participants meet about every three weeks to present and discuss a specific aspect of the path and practice. This program is in progress. If interested in future DP classes, email onedharmainfo@gmail.com.


Contemplative Photography and Meditation Workshop
Cultivating Clarity, Receptivity and Joy With a Camera
Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Penuel Ridge Retreat Center
Led by Lisa Ernst
Completed. For a recap with photos, go here.


Meditation and Yoga Workshop in Huntsville
With Meditation Teacher Lisa Ernst and Yoga Instructor Suzanne Newton
Saturday, August 24 2013, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Morning Session - Yoga Postures and Breathing Practices
Afternoon Session - Sitting and Walking Meditation with Instruction and Q&A
All Levels Welcome. Special early registration discount deadline is August 17.
For full details and cost, go here.


Basics of Meditation Course
September 12, 19 and 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
12 South Dharma Center

This class is full

This three week course is appropriate to beginners as well as more experienced mediators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In a step by step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will also learn correct meditation approaches to ensure an effective ongoing practice. This class will provide you with a supportive environment; there will be plenty of time for discussion and q&a.


Led by senior meditator and One Dharma facilitator Michael Crowder, with guidance from founding teacher Lisa Ernst.

Course fee is $45. Class will be limited to 12 Students. Registration deadline is September 6. A reduced fee option is available in the case of financial need.

Please contact onedharmainfo@gmail.com to be added to a wait list or to be contacted when we schedule another class.