Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist meditation teacher, visual artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. She emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. Lisa began meditating over 25 years ago in the Rinzai Zen lineage, then began incorporating Vipassana traditions as brought to the West by Jack Kornfield and others at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. Lisa has a close relationship with Trudy Goodman of InsightLA, who empowered her to teach in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah. Lisa regularly leads meditation retreats and workshops, focusing especially on the South. As a practicing visual artist, she incorporated Dharma into contemplative photography and writing. She also enjoys taking meditation into diverse settings like prisons and universities.