Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation

$60 class fee

Waking up to the present moment.

Many of us live with chronic stress and dissatisfaction, finding it difficult to experience peace and ease on a daily basis.  Mindfulness meditation is a practice for reducing stress and increasing one's sense of well being. These and many other benefits, experienced by millions over the centuries, are now confirmed by modern science.


This course is designed for beginners.  It is also appropriate for anyone wanting to establish or re-establish a meditation practice.   If you have had trouble being consistent in meditation, taking a class can be a good way to energize and re-dedicate yourself. After the classes end, students are encouraged to attend a weekly meeting, offered at no cost, where they can ask questions and find support for maintaining their meditation practice.


Beginning Mindfulness Meditation meets once a week for four weeks.  Each meeting lasts 90 minutes and includes instruction, meditation practice, and time for Q & A.  Two classes will be offered beginning in January.


One class will be on Sundays, January 9th-30th from 4:00-5:30.  The second class will be Wednesdays, January 12th-February 2nd from 6:30-8:00.  Should you miss one of  meetings on Sunday, you can attend the Wednesday session.  


The fee to enroll is $60. Payment can be made by Zelle, PayPal, or check.   Once payment has been received, you will receive the Zoom link and a short reading to prepare you for the first class.  Partial and full class scholarships are available through the generosity of The Mirani Foundation for those unable to afford the enrollment fee.

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John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over fifty years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  He leads a local meditation group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness.  For many years he served as chair of the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.