Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher, artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. She offers private meditation training, classes and workshops and she teaches retreats nationally. She is a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre California. Lisa writes essays on dharma practice and awakening in everyday life, which she regularly posts to this blog.
Lisa has been meditating for over 25 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She received teaching authorization in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. As a practicing visual artist Lisa incorporates Dharma into contemplative photography and writing. She also enjoys taking meditation and mindfulness into diverse settings like prisons, non profits and universities.
You can email Lisa at here. If you’d like to schedule Lisa to lead a workshop or retreat at your location, please email with information about your location, organization and dates available.. For information on Lisa’s upcoming meditation retreats and workshops, go
Lisa especially enjoys teaching students how to work with open ended, unanswered life questions that can’t be solved through traditional logic. This practice of reflective thought and opening to not-knowing is the subject of a Buddhist Geeks podcast. Lisa focuses on working with questions in meditation practice to support living from our truest intentions.
Events with Lisa Ernst
August 7, 2019
Difficult, anxious thoughts and emotions are often considered obstacles to meditation and peace of mind. A wiser view is available! Buddha’s path to liberation is designed to help us face the full experience of embodied human life. Through training we can learn how to be at peace with our overly energetic or painful body, our restless minds and hearts and even the most irritating and hard emotions. At this retreat we will learn how to bring acceptance, patience and love for ourselves into the process. We will learn how awareness can intervene, balancing reactivity, releasing identification and catastrophizing. Inner peace emerges (samadhi), so that…