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Please join us at a beautiful, rural West Bellevue location for a day of sitting and walking meditation. In this silent retreat, we will stabilize our attention and deepen concentration through the breath and body, then gradually open our awareness to the boundless space of mind and heart. These practices help us touch moments of freedom from our habitual patterns and thoughts and find equanimity in our present moment experience.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for beginning as well as experienced students. The retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and dharma talk. Cost is $50. There will be a separate opportunity at the retreat to make a dana (generosity) offering to the teacher. A reduced fee spot is available in the case of financial need. Please inquire for details.

Paypal is available here or write a check, made out to One Dharma Nashville, and send to: One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address. For questions, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com.

A dharma talk from Lisa’s November 2014 7 day meditation retreat:

New Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation: Awakening to Yearning.

Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. – Noon
Nashville Friends House

Lisa Ernst, meditation teacher and founder of One Dharma Nashville, and Terry Huff, LCSW, psychotherapist specializing in adults with ADHD, will offer a meditation workshop for adults with the diagnosis of ADHD. The workshop will include lecture, practice, and discussion and will address the following:

1. Why meditate if you have ADHD?
2. Basics of practice
3. Different practices for
a. selective attention (focusing)
b. open awareness (expanding)
c. compassion (for self and other)

Research shows that mindfulness practice improves concentration, attention regulation (as in disengaging from one task and start another), self-observation (of mental activity), working memory, and emotion regulation.

The workshop will be held at The Nashville Friends House, 530 26th Ave N. Cost is $50 and is due by the July 11 registration deadline. $60 after deadline and for drop ins. Payment can be made by check or paypal. Go here for Paypal  or write a check to One Dharma Nashville, and mail to One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Please include your email address. A reduced fee is available to anyone who can’t afford the full fee. Contact ernst.lisa@gmail.com to inquire.

There’s still time to register for our June 13 daylong meditation retreat focusing on cultivating calm presence and lovingkindness. Held at the Nashville Friends House, the retreat fee is $50 and led by Lisa Ernst. Full info and registration here.

Riding Free

New blog post by Lisa Ernst on how to ride the waves of emptiness: Riding Free.

Meditation Tonight

Yes, we’re meeting for meditation tonight, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the 12 South Dharma Center. Join us for meditation, dharma talk and discussion. We’ll focus on Wesak — “Buddha Day,” with a special emphasis on gratitude.


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