Daylong Summer Meditation Retreat
The Joy of Interconnection
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Led by Lisa Ernst
Please join us in Nashville for a day of sitting and walking meditation. According to the Buddha, the greatest suffering arises from a sense of separation. Through the practice of sitting and walking meditation we begin to access insight, which allows us to pierce the illusion of separateness and taste the joy of interconnectedness to all things.
Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators; it will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, optional private interview and a dharma talk. Please bring a sack lunch. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the retreat.
Cost: $50, plus dana (donation) to the teacher. A deposit of $50 will reserve your space and is due by Monday, July 29. Paypal is available at this link. If paying by check or cash, you may bring it to one of our meditation sessions, or mail a check made out to One Dharma Nashville to: 12South Dharma Center c/o One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Ave. South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address.
Directions and additional information will be emailed prior to the retreat. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
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One Dharma will begin our summer Dedicated Practitioner Class on June 6. The class is full but you’re welcome to sign on for the next class if your practice experience fits. Information is here.
I’m happy to announce that we are getting involved at Gilda’s Club through a Monday morning class called “Calming Your Mind.” The class starts in June. Longtime meditator and psychologist Terry Huff is facilitating this class along with a few dedicated meditators from One Dharma who have been part of our outreach team. We’re also looking to offer an evening class at Gilda’s Club on mindfulness meditation sometime in the future. We will need additional experienced meditators to volunteer – if you’re interested in getting involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Daylong meditation retreat is scheduled for August 3. More information is coming soon. Save the date for our next weekend residential retreat, December 5 – 8 at Bethany Hills retreat center.
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One Dharma will be meeting this Monday, Memorial Day, 7 – 8:30 p.m. We will celebrate Wesak, Buddha’s Enlightenment and Birthday. We’ll also have time for some refreshments and informal discussion. Please come and help us celebrate Buddha!
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I just completed teaching a Lovingkindness and Brahma Vihara retreat in Georgia sponsored by the Red Clay Sangha and Insight Meditation Community of Georgia. Many thanks to all who participated and made this happen. The location at this time of year was beautiful, with mountains in the backdrop. Here are a few photos:
Partial view of lodge, Sautee Georgia
One of the organizers and participants, Gareth Young, wrote a blog about lovingkindness practice and a poem I read, one of my all time favorites by Tagore. To see his blog post, go here.
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The Monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery
will lead a weekend Mindfulness Retreat in the tradition of
Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sponsored by Music of the Heart Sangha
We will gather Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th, 2013 at
Hachland Hill Countryside Retreat Center
5396 Rawlings Road
Joelton, TN 37080
(approximately 25 miles Northwest of Nashville)
Accommodations are available for those who would like to remain onsite.
camping: $15.00 community lodging: $40.00
For reservations contact Phila Hach 615-491-3989
Retreat cost ranges from $75 – $100 based on ability to pay. Please choose an amount that best matches what you can afford to pay.
The cost includes vegan meals on Saturday and Sunday.
A limited number of scholarships are available.
To Register Contact Zina Yzquierdo <email@example.com>, or Judith Newby <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com
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A Day of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Awakening Compassion and Insight
Saturday, June 1, First Church Unity Barn, Nashville
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Lisa Ernst
Please join us at a lovely location in Nashville with plenty of room for sitting and walking meditation. In Buddhism, a balanced practice includes cultivating both compassion and insight. In this silent daylong retreat, we will practice extending compassion and lovingkindness toward ourselves and others, opening our hearts to the the truth of interconnectedness. As we deeply experience this moment, just as it is, we naturally begin to awaken to the freedom and insight that resides in us all.
Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators; it will include sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, and a dharma talk. Please bring a sack lunch. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the retreat.
Cost: $50, plus dana (donation) to the teacher. A deposit of $50 will reserve your space and is due by Friday, May 24. You may bring your deposit to the center during one of our meditation sessions, or mail a check made out to One Dharma Nashville to: 12South Dharma Center c/o One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Ave. South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address. Paypal is available at this link. Directions and additional information will be emailed prior to the retreat.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Song of the Three Teachings
The Appearance, the Void, and the Inseparable – are three.
…These three are the kernels of contemplation.
Illumination, no differentiation, and no distraction – are three.
These three are the kernels of meditation.
Freedom from craving, freedom from desire, and freedom from attachment – are three.
These three are the kernels of practice.
Not hoping, not fearing, not mistaking – are three.
These three are the kernels of accomplishment.
Freedom from fraud, freedom from imposture, and freedom from deceit – are three.
These three are the kernels of precepts.
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