The Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

Establishing Mindfulness

Four classes

$60 suggested donation

Next Class: TBA

Experiential learning  to deepen and expand the practice of mindfulness

This class is based on the teachings called the Satipatthana Sutta or Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a text which has been an essential meditation manual for millions of practitioners over the centuries.  The Buddha called it the direct path for overcoming grief and sorrow, for ending suffering and anxiety, and for realizing nirvana.  

Each class includes teaching, written instructions, guided meditations, and time for Q&A.  Prior experience with mindfulness meditation is required.  These practices can be done by anyone, regardless of their spiritual tradition. After the classes end, a weekly follow-up meeting will be offered at no cost to answer questions and help you maintain a regular practice

Classes meet weekly on Zoom.  When you register, you will receive a Zoom link for joining the class and a short reading to prepare for the first meeting.  If possible, please register at least one day prior to the first class so that you will receive the link and instructions.  If you haven't received an email within 24 hours of registering, it may have landed in your junk folder. Please check.

There is a suggested donation of $60, which covers the four classes.  Any amount is gratefully accepted. Your practice of generosity makes it possible for those of limited means to participate in the class.

John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over forty-five years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  He leads a local meditation group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness.  He also serves as member of the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.