Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Buddhist Study Series
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Buddhist Study Series
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Buddhist Study Series
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Buddhist Study Series
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Buddhist Study Series
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

Learn More

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Buddhist Study Series
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

Learn More

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditate with a Monk
Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
12
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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The Precepts - Zen Advice for Living the Good Life
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

The Precepts - Zen Advice for Living the Good Life

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One day-long retreat Saturday, August 10th (9am to 6pm)

One half day retreat Sunday, August 11th (1pm-5pm)

Silent sitting in the Soto Zen tradition with just enough slow flow yoga to keep your legs happy, and just enough discussion and camaraderie to remind you that we’re all in this together.

Experience a day of quiet contemplation in a relaxed group setting. Instructions on how to sit zazen (“just sitting” meditation) will be provided at the beginning of the retreat and as needed throughout (we are all beginners here!). There will be dharma talks to help break up the silence and yoga breaks to ease the tension in the body and help clear the mind. Opportunity for one-on-one practice discussion with Dave will also be provided. The focus of the retreat will be on the precepts (ethical vows) - somewhere in between a promise and a riddle, at their heart they are just advice for how to live the good life. It will be an ongoing discussion of the fruitful complexity of ethics and morality in a world that is never quite as black and white as we might wish it to be. Join us for an opportunity to study them together in our words, actions, and ample silences as we take the time to watch them play out in real time along the wall.


You are welcome to attend either day’s sessions or both days if you like.

Register for the day-long retreat on Saturday, August 10th (9am to 6pm) here
Register for the half-day retreat on Sunday, August 11th (1pm-5pm) here
Register for both days here
Register via Venmo @wildheartnashville and put “The Precepts Retreat” in the comment


Dave Cuomo is the resident caretaker and director of the Angel City Zen Center. Founded by popular Buddhist author and blogger, Brad Warner, the Angel City Zen Center offers their own unique brand of irreverently reverent Soto Zen practice in the heart of Los Angeles. In addition to serving up weekly meals for the center, painting cartoon memes for their social media, producing the ACZC podcast, and managing the residents, Dave also gives regular dharma talks and plays host to their weekly koan discussion group.

Dave has been practicing Zen since 2007, originally with the Nashville Zen Center under the tutelage of Sensei Michael Elliston. In 2015 he moved to Los Angeles to attend University of the West's Buddhist Chaplaincy graduate program. Brad Warner ordained him in 2017.


The Nashville Zen Center (Bringing NoThing to Nashville Since 1982) was founded in 1982 by people interested in Zen Buddhist practice. Like each of us, our Center has no fixed Self, and has evolved and undergone many changes over the years. Currently, we offer Zen practice in the Soto tradition (Japanese), in the lineage of Zengaku Soyu Matsuoka, Roshi. Most sessions are led by students of Taiun Michael Elliston, Roshi, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and head of the Silent Thunder Order of Soto Zen practice. We welcome everyone to experience this practice with us; From the merely curious to the serious seeker, we have a cushion just for you! Find out more.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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The Precepts - Zen Advice for Living the Good Life
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

The Precepts - Zen Advice for Living the Good Life

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One day-long retreat Saturday, August 10th (9am to 6pm)

One half day retreat Sunday, August 11th (1pm-5pm)

Silent sitting in the Soto Zen tradition with just enough slow flow yoga to keep your legs happy, and just enough discussion and camaraderie to remind you that we’re all in this together.

Experience a day of quiet contemplation in a relaxed group setting. Instructions on how to sit zazen (“just sitting” meditation) will be provided at the beginning of the retreat and as needed throughout (we are all beginners here!). There will be dharma talks to help break up the silence and yoga breaks to ease the tension in the body and help clear the mind. Opportunity for one-on-one practice discussion with Dave will also be provided. The focus of the retreat will be on the precepts (ethical vows) - somewhere in between a promise and a riddle, at their heart they are just advice for how to live the good life. It will be an ongoing discussion of the fruitful complexity of ethics and morality in a world that is never quite as black and white as we might wish it to be. Join us for an opportunity to study them together in our words, actions, and ample silences as we take the time to watch them play out in real time along the wall.


You are welcome to attend either day’s sessions or both days if you like.

Register for the day-long retreat on Saturday, August 10th (9am to 6pm) here
Register for the half-day retreat on Sunday, August 11th (1pm-5pm) here
Register for both days here
Register via Venmo @wildheartnashville and put “The Precepts Retreat” in the comment


Dave Cuomo is the resident caretaker and director of the Angel City Zen Center. Founded by popular Buddhist author and blogger, Brad Warner, the Angel City Zen Center offers their own unique brand of irreverently reverent Soto Zen practice in the heart of Los Angeles. In addition to serving up weekly meals for the center, painting cartoon memes for their social media, producing the ACZC podcast, and managing the residents, Dave also gives regular dharma talks and plays host to their weekly koan discussion group.

Dave has been practicing Zen since 2007, originally with the Nashville Zen Center under the tutelage of Sensei Michael Elliston. In 2015 he moved to Los Angeles to attend University of the West's Buddhist Chaplaincy graduate program. Brad Warner ordained him in 2017.


The Nashville Zen Center (Bringing NoThing to Nashville Since 1982) was founded in 1982 by people interested in Zen Buddhist practice. Like each of us, our Center has no fixed Self, and has evolved and undergone many changes over the years. Currently, we offer Zen practice in the Soto tradition (Japanese), in the lineage of Zengaku Soyu Matsuoka, Roshi. Most sessions are led by students of Taiun Michael Elliston, Roshi, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and head of the Silent Thunder Order of Soto Zen practice. We welcome everyone to experience this practice with us; From the merely curious to the serious seeker, we have a cushion just for you! Find out more.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Meditate with a Monk
Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Refuge Recovery
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Please note: RR group leaders are assigned at monthly RR business meetings. These facilitators are not empowered Buddhist teachers or approved facilitators for Against the Stream Nashville, but instead, are trusted peers from the larger RR community.

More Info

Refuge.jpg
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Meditate with a Monk
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Venerable Nanda
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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Yoga Practice
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

40645163_1922566221120576_7681177992441102336_n.jpg
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Mindfulness Practice Session
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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