Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

We are a gathering of spiritual friends supporting each other in the process of healing and awakening. Some of us are new to the practice of meditation; others have decades of experience. We are grounded in the practices of mindfulness, insight, loving-kindness, and compassionRead more below.

A Program for a Year of Practice

Beginning in January 2021 John Blackburn is offering a year-long program, From Mindfulness to Wisdom: Essential Meditation Practices from the Buddhist Tradition.  These eight courses are taught in a developmental sequence, in which the practices learned in each class build upon prior classes.  This program is designed to help organize and focus our meditative development. The emphasis will always be on practices, things we can actually do to make these wisdom teachings come alive in our own experience. The objective is not to become a Buddhist or an expert on Buddhism but to become a human being capable of living an awakened life. For More Information

      Upcoming Classes

Practicing the Four Noble Truths
​Sundays 4:00-5: 30 pm
February 7-28, 2021
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The Bodhisattva Path
​Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
February 10-March 3, 2021
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Upcoming  Retreats

Opening the Heart Through Loving-Kindness Retreat

Friday April 2 - Sunday April 4

Well Being Retreat Center

Tazewell, TN

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Well Being Retreat Center
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