The Path to Awakening
Sponsored by One Dharma Nashville
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please join us for a daylong retreat of sitting and walking meditation. We will cultivate insight and lovingkindness through awakening our minds to the present moment. The retreat will be held in a beautiful, spacious home near Goodlettsville with a large yard and plenty of space for indoor and outdoor walking meditation. The site is about 20 minutes from downtown Nashville.
This 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.
Led by Lisa Ernst, an authorized meditation teacher in the lineage of Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman, the retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators; it will include sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, optional private interview and a dharma talk. Please bring a sack lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided as well as refreshments after the retreat.
Cost: $25, plus dana (donation) to the teacher. A deposit of $25 will reserve your space and is due by Monday, August 22. 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. Directions and additional information will be emailed prior to the retreat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.