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. 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 a sister sangha to InsightLA.

While primarily an Insight sangha, One Dharma is at the forefront of Western Buddhism, where we have access to 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 encourage diversity and are committed to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive practice refuge to people from all backgrounds.