• The Knoxville Community of Mindfulness 
    practicing mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion

Who We Are

We are a Sangha (gathering of spiritual friends) learning and meditating together, led by John Blackburn.  John has practiced meditation for over fifty years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen and Dzogchen traditions.  

Some of us are new to the practice of meditation; others have decades of experience. Our members come from all walks of life and a variety of spiritual traditions.  All are welcome!

What We Offer


  • Beginning Mindfulness Meditation
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • Opening the Heart: Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation
  • Lojong: Tibetan Mind Training
  • The Bodhisattva Path
  • Unconditional Love
  • Wisdom: The Power of Investigation

Private Instruction

  • For those who prefer not to be in classes
  • Structured to fit student's schedule and objectives
  • Can be in person or on Zoom

Weekly Meetings (Sangha)

Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • On Zoom every week
  • In person on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month
  • Includes guided meditation, a period of teaching & discussion
  • Suitable for new as well as experienced meditators
  • No charge to attend.  All are welcome


Unconditional Love, Part 2

Sundays Oct 29 - Nov 19

2:00-3:30 pm

Meaningful Life Center & On Zoom

$70 class fee

This is a continuation of Unconditional Love, Part 1.  

If you would like to take this class and did not take Part 1, please contact John:                    johnmb1948@hotmail.com

Accessing our innate capacity to both receive and extend unconditional love and compassion.