About This Center

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. We are most closely aligned with the Vipassana tradition although our teachings are also influenced by Mahayana Buddhism. We offer teachings and practices such as lovingkindness, compassion and mindfulness, that can help us realize true freedom in our own lives.

We meet every Tuesday night for meditation, dharma talk and discussion. We also offer a twice monthly Introduction to Meditation meeting on the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Vanderbilt University's Osher Center. In addition, we offer classes, daylong retreats and workshops as well as several residential meditation retreats per year. We have our second annual Buddhist Tour of India coming up in November 2018.

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.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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