One Dharma Nashville is an integrative Buddhist meditation and study group that draws from the wisdom traditions of Zen, Vipassana and Tibetan. We were founded in 2006 by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, who wished to offer a contemporary Buddhist sangha that also maintains its roots in traditional teachings and practices. One Dharma is at the forefront of Western Buddhism, where we have access to all of the great dharma traditions that were once segregated by geography in the East. Our practice is not wedded to the cultural forms of Buddhism, but instead emphasizes the foundational approaches that free the mind from suffering and awaken the heart to compassion. Each of the three traditions offer teachings and practices such as lovingkindness, compassion and mindfulness, that can help us realize true freedom in our own lives.