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, dharma talk and discussion. Everyone is welcome, from the curious beginner to the experienced practitioner. We also offer a twice monthly Saturday Introduction to Meditation class 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, Suite 202. Please click on our practice schedule tab for directions.