December Residential Retreat

Making Peace: Being Self and Emptiness
Thursday Evening, December 8 – Noon, December 11, 2016
Optional extended retreat through noon December 13
Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN

“Live in the nowhere that you come from, even though you have got an address here.” – Rumi


Retreat full. We are accepting names for the waitlist at

Please join us at a beautiful, wooded retreat site just outside Nashville for this three or five night residential retreat. We will explore the nature of our identity and sense of self that we use to live in the world, as well as the wise space of heart and mind that lets go. As we practice meeting all of the activity of self with mindfulness, steadiness, and kindness, our insight and compassion grow. The more we make peace with our ego the more we dwell in our boundless, empty nature.

Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for newer and more experienced meditators. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks and private meetings with the teacher. Retreat fee includes lodging and all meals.

The 3 night retreat is $225 if paid in full by November 9; after $250. If you wish the stay for five nights, the retreat fee is $365 if paid by November 9; $395 after. A $75 deposit reserves your spot. There will be a separate opportunity at the retreat to make a dana (generosity) offering to the teacher. Two reduced fee spots is are available in the case of financial need. Please inquire for details.

Payments can be made through Paypal here or mailed to One Dharma Nashville, P.O. Box 158533, Nashville, TN, 37215. Please indicate the number of nights you will stay. If sending a check, include your email address. For questions, email

Lisa Ernst is a Meditation teacher in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She is the founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday mindfulness as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. She leads classes, workshops and meditation retreats nationally.

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