Our Meditation Practice Schedule
Tuesday Nights, 7 – 8:30 – Our Main Meditation Night
Meeting every Tuesday. We start at 7 p.m. with a 25 minute Buddhist meditation session, followed by a five minute walking practice, then another 25 minute sit. After meditation we have a dharma talk and q&a, usually led by our guiding teacher, Lisa Ernst. This is an opportunity to learn more about Buddhist teachings and practical application in everyday life. We often close the session with a guided metta practice. People of all experience levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. For your first time meditating with us, be sure to arrive at 6:45 for orientation. Please note that we start promptly at 7 p.m. Late arrivals (beyond 7:05) are asked to sit on the couch in the hallway until the walking period at 7:25, then join us for the rest of the session. Meetings are held at 3808 Park Avenue. For questions, email us.
Thursday Evenings as Announced – Dedicated and Advanced Practitioner Classes, and more
Advanced Dedicated Practitioner: January – June 2018. Interactive Spirit Rock based program for experienced practitioners, led by Lisa Ernst. This session focuses on Buddhist Psychology and No-self. Course Full
Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training – beginning summer, 2018. For experienced practitioners with a several years of daily meditation practice, residential retreat experience and participation in a sangha. If you are interested and meet the basic requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the contact list for more information. Please note that specific questions can’t be answered at this time as the course is still in development.
Saturdays, 10:30- Noon – Introduction to Meditation and Sangha Sit
Meeting every week. This first hour of this meeting offers an introduction to creating and incorporating an effective and ongoing mindfulness meditation practice. You will learn the basics of insight meditation and its applications in daily life. The question and discussion period will help you learn more about Buddhism and how to bring mindfulness practice into everyday activities. At 11:30 we open it up for a thirty minute meditation and practice discussion for anyone who would like to join in for a Saturday sit with sangha. You can come for the entire session or just show up at 11:30 for meditation. This is an opportunity to connect and practice in community on the weekend.
This class is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced mediators who wish to restart or refresh their practice. On most Saturdays, we meet in the East Room at Osher (Vanderbilt) Center for Integrative Health, 3401 West End Ave. Please note that we occasionally must move our Saturday meeting to accommodate Osher’s schedule. Please check our Meetup page for any updates to our Saturday schedule.
Support for our Meetings
There is no charge to attend our regular meetings, but your donations are what keep us operating; One Dharma relies on the generosity of those who practice with us to cover the cost of rent and all related expenses. Please help up to maintain our presence and practice at the beautiful meditation studio on Park. Suggested minimum donation for newcomers and drop ins is $5 – $10. Paypal donations are also greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!