Thursday, December 9 2010, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Scarritt Bennett Center
Please join us for this special event in Nashville, the dharma flame transmission to Lisa Ernst by her teacher, Trudy Goodman of InsightLA. This ceremony is in recognition of Lisa’s dedicated years of dharma practice and celebrates her teaching connection to the lineage of authorized teachers who have carried the flame of dharma across the centuries and down the generations. This is the first such transmission in Nashville and will have a uniquely Western ‘one dharma’ flavor, reflecting the diverse practice backgrounds of both Trudy and Lisa. The ceremony will include a dharma talk on the meaning of transmission, and an opportunity for audience participation. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The ceremony will be held in the International Room, Scarritt Hall at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center located at 1008 19th Ave. South. The center provides ample parking onsite. There is no fee for this event, but donations are appreciated to help cover travel and event costs. Directions and a campus map are available here.
Trudy Goodman is currently the founding teacher of InsightLA in Los Angeles, where she teaches with the blessings of her teachers in the Theravada lineage from: Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Trudy is passionate about embracing both relational and transcendent perspectives so that the teachings encompass the fullness of our humanity.
Lisa Ernst began her meditation practice in the late ’80′s in the Zen Buddhist tradition, studying closely with two Rinzai Zen Masters. Lisa has also studied and practiced in the Theravada tradition since the late 90’s. In 2005 she was given authorization to begin teaching by Trudy Goodman. Lisa organizes and leads meditation retreats and has taught meditation in corporations and prisons.