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 Kornfiled 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 8, 2018
During these challenging and chaotic times, how do we best utilize meditation and mindfulness to prepare for and meet these challenges skillfully? Can practice help us to stay engaged with a compassionate heart while also offering a respite from the nearly daily challenges to our principles, values, and sense of fairness and justice, that we encounter? The dharma offers a wellspring of wisdom and tools that can refresh and renew us. Through meeting our joys and sorrows with awareness and compassion, this retreat will help us step out of our reactive patterns and reset our hearts to continue our journey with loving attentiveness and wise action.…