One Dharma’s mission is to ensure that the practice of meditation and the joy of awakening are accessible to all who seek it.. 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 sangha that also maintains roots in Buddha’s 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.
Everyone is welcome, from the curious beginner to the experienced practitioner. We encourage diversity and are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive practice refuge to people from all backgrounds.