Saturday, April 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please join us in a beautiful rural setting for a day of sitting and walking meditation. We will cultivate insight and lovingkindness through awakening our minds to the present moment.
This day long silent retreat will focus on mindfulness meditation. We will train our minds in present time awareness by bringing attention to the breath and sensations in the body, cultivating awareness of the pleasant and unpleasant states that arise. Through this practice we gradually understand the truth of the constantly changing nature of all things, and we learn to respond with compassion and friendliness to all that arises.
The hours for this retreat are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Led by Lisa Ernst, the retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators; it will include sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, optional interviews and a dharma talk. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own meditation cushion if you have one and two blankets or a zabuton. If you don’t have a cushion, we will have a few extras. Chairs are also available.
Cost: $25, plus dana (donation) to the teacher. Scholarships are available. A deposit of $25 is due by Monday April 5. 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. The location of this retreat, in west Bellevue, is about 25 minutes from downtown Nashville. Directions to the retreat site and additional information will be provided upon receipt of your deposit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.