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Nashville Mindfulness Center
Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh
Phone: (615) 673-3366
Tiep Hien (Order of Interbeing) member: Skip Ewing Email (Phone: (615) 673-3366)
Spiritual Director: Skip Ewing Email (Phone: (615) 673-3366)
Nashville Zen Center
Address: 8553 Sawyer Brown Rd Nashville, TE 37221
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Phone: (615) 714-4656
Main Contact: Bob Jarrell Email (Phone: (615) 305-3412)
Spiritual Director: Nat Brown (Phone: (615) 714-4656)
Notes and Events:
Saturdays 7:30 am The Barn, First Church Unity. Started 25 years ago by a few people who desired to meet regularly to meditate and to discuss Buddhist philosophy. Today the group has over 30 members from diverse backgrounds who form a loosely organized sangha of veteran practitioners and rank beginners. Since it is not affiliated with any specific Zen school, the center invites various Zen masters to lead retreats during the year. All sessions have a format of sitting and walking meditation followed by reading and discussion. Each lasts about two hours. Newcomers are welcome! Saturday orientation for new attendees: 7:15. www.nashvillezencenter.org.
Brand new this spring, the Nashville Zen Center offers a new Tuesday night meeting especially for new sitters or the curious! Also at the Barn, 7 p.m. every Tuesday night.! Contact us for details.
One Dharma Nashville
Address: 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202 Nashville TE 37204
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, open to all Buddhist traditions
Spiritual Director: Lisa Ernst Email
Teacher: Lisa Ernst
Notes and Events:
One Dharma Nashville reflects an emerging Western Buddhism that integrates the teachings of the major traditions and focuses on the key practices of mindfulness, lovingkindness and compassion. We meet on Monday nights at the 12South Dharma Center from 7 - 8:30. Our program includes meditation, chanting and discussion. We also meet two Saturdays per month for a dharma study group, 10 - 11:30, and the third Wednesday night of each month 6:30 - 8 p.m for a "new meditators" night. More information is available at our website, www.onedharmanashville.com.
Rime Shedrub Ling
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian
Teacher: Khenpo Ngedon
Spiritual Director: Younge Khachab Rinpoche
Notes and Events:
Younge Khachab Rinpoche is the Younge family lineage holder, a treasure revealer and a true nonsectarian scholar and Dzogchen yogi. He is the seventh incarnation of Khachab Tulku who was known for his accomplishment of Yamantaka and his healing siddhis.
Rinpoche makes his home in the United States and he is one of the most qualified lineage masters alive, holding both the titles of Geshe and Khenpo. He is known for his accessibility, youthful humor and brilliant discourse.
Rinpoche is recognized as a Khenpo, specifically from the Kagyu Thag ten Nying Je Ling Monestary. He is still recognized as their first Khenpo. However he felt the need to pursue the Dzogchen studies of Nyingma and Bon after realizing the profound path of Rime has been followed by all the great realized masters of the past. He received further Mahamudra clarifications with the Drikung Drubwang Rinpoche and stayed in retreat again for four months under his personal direction.
Younge Khachab Rinpoche is acknowledged as a traditional master of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen practices. He received all signs of accomplishment in the Six Yogas of Naropa, particularly Tsa Lung and Dream Yoga. He is fully able to transmit all stages of the Vajrayana path. He is known in India and Nepal for his vast knowledge of the Rime tradition.
Wat Amphawan of America Buddhist Temple
All welcome! Americans, Indians, Laotians and Thais worship at the temples. Christians, Muslims and Jews are invited to meditate at the temple.