The Power of Intention: Clarifying Your Path for the New Year
Saturday, January 14 2023, 9 a.m. – Noon, In Person and Online

Led by Lisa Ernst


“One of the Buddha’s most penetrating discoveries is that our intentions are the main factors shaping our lives and that they can be mastered as a skill.” – Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Let’s gather together in early 2023 to take stock of our lives and how we wish to move forward, setting the compass of our hearts to steer us through even the most uncertain waters. This reflective practice helps us remember and be guided by, as Thomas Merton put it, “the hidden wholeness beneath all visible things.” Bringing this evaluation onto the cushion, looking with fresh eyes and an open heart, can help us refine and clarify our direction, set meaningful intentions and live from the truest part of ourselves.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the morning will include instructions, periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and discussion. Cost is $50  Paypal is below, Venmo is @onedharma (preferred). Additional details will be sent in advance of the retreat to all registrants. A reduced fee option is available for those who need financial support. For questions, email

You can join us in person at the Nashville Friends Meeting, 530 26th Ave. N., or on Zoom (link will be provided in advance of the retreat). Please specify which option you are choosing.