“Cultivating Clarity Through Living the Questions”

Hosted by Red Clay Sangha

Led by Lisa Ernst

September 18 – 21, Sautee Georgia

Cost: $150 plus dana to the teacher



“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and learn to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Unanswered questions, intractable situations, often appear to stand in the way of living from our deepest intentions. At times we might feel blocked even from knowing what our true priorities are. During this weekend of sitting and walking meditation, we will have the opportunity to practice opening our hearts to our unresolved inner dilemmas. These questions contain a rich source of insight; learning to live with them brings about a radical shift that opens the door to clarity and equanimity.

This retreat will be conducted “Vipassana style” with alternating periods of sitting and walking practice. Full information and registration is here.


Help Fund a deserving student to attend our 7 Day Retreat

Not everyone can afford the cost of a residential retreat,
yet we want to accommodate all who are interested, regardless of funds. Because we intentionally keep our base retreat fees so low, we don’t have enough enough extra to fund these requests.

Currently we need funding to assist those in financial need who would like to attend our Fall 7 Day Retreat. Scholarships are offered at a reduced rate, but are not free except in the case of extreme hardship.

Contributing to our scholarship fund is an excellent way to practice generosity, one of the foundational aspects of spiritual life according to Buddha. Any amount you are able to contribute will allow deserving students to more fully immerse themselves in the practice. If you would like to help, you can donate through Paypal here or pay by check if you prefer (address is on the Paypal donation page.) Please note that your donation is for the scholarship fund. Your contribution is tax deductible and much appreciated.

Dharma talk given by Lisa Ernst at One Dharma’s 2014 Spring Residential Retreat. Click on the link for the podcast:

Suffering and Freedom From Suffering.

How do clothes, identity and emptiness all converge? Read here:

Functional Identity and No-self.

Thursdays, September 11, 18 and October 2

7 – 8:30 p.m. at the 12 South Dharma Center

This 3 week course is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In a step-by-step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will learn correct meditation approaches to insure an effective and ongoing practice. You will also learn to be more in touch with your body, emotions and mind through Buddhist mindfulness. This class will provide you with a supportive environment; there will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

Led by senior meditators and One Dharma facilitators Michael Crowder and Patsy Cutillo, with guidance from founding teacher Lisa Ernst.

Course fee is $50 and can be paid through Paypal here.

For information, email onedharmainfo@gmail.com

Sunday Evening, November 9 – Sunday Noon, November 16, 2014
Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN
Led by Lisa Ernst
Early Deposit deadline: July 22
Please join us for a rare opportunity to participate in a seven day meditation retreat in Middle Tennessee. Week long retreats offer a sustained opportunity to unplug and move deeply into the silence of heart and mind, where we access insight and compassion. We also enrich and revitalize our daily lives through this gift of extended retreat.

We’re currently seeking a commitment from a core group of practitioners to move forward. If you would like to support and participate in this retreat, we’ll need a $75 deposit by July 22. This retreat will be offered on a sliding scale basis from $425 – $550, which includes lodging and all meals. Teacher compensation (dana) is separate.

Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist Meditation teacher, artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. She regularly leads classes, daylong and residential meditation retreats.

Deposits can be made through Paypal here or mailed to One Dharma Nashville, c/o 12 South Dharma Center, 2301 12th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37204. Be sure to include your email address.
For questions email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com.

Led by Lisa Ernst
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Please join us at a beautiful rural site in West Nashville for a daylong meditation retreat. Forgiveness is not simple and it can’t be forced. At times, it may even seem impossible. Yet our ability to forgive allows us to access equanimity in our hearts and minds. We learn to meet our suffering as well as the suffering of others with kindness and compassion. In this retreat, we will deepen our capacity to find forgiveness and compassion for ourselves and for others.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for newer and more experienced meditators. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions and dharma talk.

Retreat fee is $50 and is due by Friday, July 25. A reduced fee spot is available, please inquire through the email address below. Paypal is here. If paying by check, make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to 12 South Dharma Center, c/o One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address. There will be a separate opportunity at the retreat to make a dana offering (donation) to the teacher.
For questions, contact onedharmaretreat@gmail.com.


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