About One Dharma Nashville

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 aim to create a sustainable community of dedicated, compassionate and engaged practitioners in the Middle Tennessee area and beyond.

One Dharma Nashville is an integrative Buddhist meditation and study group founded by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, who wished to offer a contemporary sangha that also maintains roots in Buddha’s teachings and practices. While primarily an Insight sangha, we draw from all of the great dharma and wisdom traditions that were once segregated by geography. We offer teachings and practices such as lovingkindness, emptiness, compassion and mindfulness, all of which can help us realize true freedom in our own lives.

Everyone is welcome, from the curious beginner to the experienced practitioner. We are committed to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive practice refuge to people from all backgrounds. Our weekly programs are offered on a dana (generosity) basis and there are no set fees. We aim to keep the cost of our classes and retreats as low as possible to accommodate all who wish to participate with us. To that end, we maintain a generous scholarship fund to support  anyone who needs financial assistance.  If you would like to support our mission, donations are greatly appreciated.  You can make a contribution here.