Our classes and workshops combine simple, effective meditation techniques and ancient spiritual wisdom for the modern world.
Learn simple, powerful meditation techniques and ancient spiritual wisdom for the modern world. If you don’t see a class that fits with your schedule, please use our contact form and select the boroughs you are interested in.
By doing so, we find lasting peace and happiness and learn how to effectively solve our life-problems and realize our highest aspirations. Our meditation classes are given by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre – people drawn from many different walks of life who share a common interest in meditation. All of our classes, concerts and other events are inspired by meditation Master Sri Chinmoy, who devoted his life to making meditation as widely known and practiced as possible.
Breathing techniques – how to use calming breath to put out the fire of emotions and thoughts.
Mantra – how to properly use the repetition of spiritually resonant phrases to calm the mind. Heart meditation – focusing on the heart center, the safest and most effective energy center (chakra). Visualization techniques – guided meditations to invoke a peaceful and expanding inner landscape. Illumining life habits – we are often painfully unaware of our own destructive habits and tendencies that continually bring unrest into our lives.
Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction is presented with the simplicity and clarity that is the hallmark of Sri Chinmoy’s writings. Flute Music for Meditation: These solo flute compositions were played by Sri Chinmoy during a high state of meditation. DEAN DAS, the founder of Mind-Yoga (Aust), is a Western-born Meditation Master, a practitioner of 45 years, and teacher for the past 30 years.
Methods for awareness and transformation of bad habits are shared, as well as secrets for maneuvering through a challenging contemporary lifestyle. This book will take you from the beginning stages of concentration and meditation, through the advanced practice of contemplation. Herein lies the love, power, wisdom, peace and freedom that can be discovered by listening to his music.
When the mind is quiet, we experience a deep state of peace, and know our Self for the very first time.
The founders of this esteemed tradition were Matsyendranath and his disciple Gorakhnath, the acknowledged fathers of 'kundalini' Hatha Yoga. The 'I' when it stands alone (free from conditioned thought), experiences itself as unlimited 'pure consciousness' -- this is the state of the natural Self.
Through 'the grace' of his Guru Dean Das attained the goal of meditation known as Self-Realization (refer to Menu - Teacher).
In this silent retreat we will stabilizeattention and deepen concentration through the breath and body, then graduallyopen our awareness to the boundless space of mind and heart. These practiceshelp us touch moments of freedom from our habitual patterns and find compassionand equanimity in our present moment experience.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this retreat is suitable for newer aswell as more experienced meditators.


The retreat will include periods ofsitting and walking meditation, instructions and dharma talk.
It’s being able to differentiate what’s arising in ourexperiential field while also resting in an undifferentiated awareness of itall. Not simply a concept, but a way of living life, a path to liberation that we can experience and wake up to right now. In this class we will explore the links of dependent origination, emptiness and the path to transformational insight.
You will gain a deeper understanding of how all things arise in dependence on multiple causes and conditions and how your practice can help you break the cycle of suffering.The class will include instruction, experiential practice and discussion. In a step by step process you will learn the basics of insight meditation and lovingkindness practices. You will learn to be more in touch with your body and emotions and develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts. These practices will help you reduce stress and expand your capacity for well being and self compassion this. If paying by check make it out to One Dharma Nashville, and send to One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Patterned on Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program and led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the class will offer specific teaching and practice approaches based on the Noble Eightfold Path. The basic requirements are that everyone attending has an established daily meditation practice, or will commit to one, and has attended at least one daylong or longer meditation retreat. In a step-by-step process you will learn the basics of insight meditation and mindfulness practices.
You will learn to be more in touch with your body, emotions and mind and will leave the class with tools to establish an effective, ongoing practice. These practices will help you reduce stress and expand your capacity for well-being and compassion.
Patsy has been meditating for 15+ years and has attended numerous daylong and residential meditation retreats.
Participants meet every 3 - 4 weeks to present and discuss a specific aspect of the path and practice.
We will cultivate writing inspiration through meditation and exercises that help us open our hearts to the truth of what we most want to express. These practices will also help us to communicate more eloquently from our authentic voice, both in written and verbal form. In addition, we will have an opportunity to share our writing in an atmosphere of compassionate support.
This workshop is suitable to beginning and experienced writers and meditators.Cost is $75 - $100 sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level you can afford so we can also offer reduced fee spots for those who need assistance. In addition to regularly teaching meditation classes and retreats, Lisa has written numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and newsletters. Learning to integrate our meditation practice with speech and communication is a vital step to bring mindfulness, compassion and realization into our daily lives.


In this half day retreat we will extend deep listening and mindfulness from our sitting meditation into relational practices.
These practices will help us listen and communicate from the heart as well as stay fully present in both silence and speech. If paying by check, please make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to: 12 South Dharma Center, 2301 12th Avenue South, suite 202, Nashville, TN, 37204. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. We will use our cameras as a means to reflect our awareness of this moment in its ever changing forms.
There's no need for expensive equipment or technical knowledge, just a willingnes to meet the moment in an open and receptive state.
A simple, yet profound joy often arises in this alliance of mind and heart, camera and surroundings.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the workshop is suitable to beginning and experienced meditators. In addition to several photography sessions, the workshop will include meditation, silence and group interaction. The retreat site, about 35 minutes from downtown Nashville, includes wooded hills, fields, rock formations and interesting structures.The fee is on a sliding scale from $75 - $100. In a step-by-step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will also learn to be more in touch with your body, emotions and mind through Buddhist mindfulness.
Sty tuned for a 2015 offering.This intermediate, five session course is designed for those who wish to support their meditation practice with a deeper understanding and practical application of the Buddha's teachings in daily life. Classes are taught as a mix of practice and study so that students gain experiential insights into the Buddha's teachings while deepening their practice. The classes will include plenty of time for group support and interaction.Course fee is $125. Following Thursday meetings will be a mix of weekly and bi-weekly, set with input from attendees on their summer schedule. Be sure to include your email address.Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist meditation teacher in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. In a step by step process you will learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practices. You will also learn correct meditation approaches to ensure an effective and ongoing practice.
Led by senior meditator and One Dharma facilitator Michael Crowder, with guidance from founding teacher Lisa Ernst.



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