Summer Of Love Retreat Series - June - September
Jun
23
to Sep 22

Summer Of Love Retreat Series - June - September

The Summer of Love Retreat Series

This summer, spend one Saturday a month from June – September in meditation and dialogue exploring the qualities of kindness, compassion, gratitude, and equanimity. Meditation retreats provide a great opportunity to deepen your practice and connect with community.

The Four Brahmaviharas – i.e. Heart Practices – are essential practices for meeting the most beautiful and challenging aspects of our everyday lives. These traditional Buddhist practices are fundamental for tending to and overcoming the common fears and pain of our lives, while also helping us to delight in the often missed opportunities for genuine joy. 

Facilitated by Andrew Chapman & Mikey Noechel

 

Come practice with us this summer!

All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary.

Where: Against the Stream Nashville – 3123 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216

When: 4th Saturday of Every Month from June – September

-       6/23 – Kindness Retreat

-       7/28 – Compassion Retreat

-       8/25 – Gratitude Retreat

-       9/22 – Equanimity Retreat

You may register for one, some, or all of these retreats – with a discounted rate if you choose to register for all four.

$40 per retreat

OR $120 for all 4 retreats.

Registration:

FULL Summer of Love Retreat Series [June - Sept] - PAYPAL HERE 

Or Pay on Venmo @atsnashville, comment with “Summer of Love“

INDIVIDUAL Retreat Registration:

6/23 - Kindness [PAYPAL HERE] Or Venmo @atsnashville, comment "Kindness Retreat"

7/28 – Compassion [PAYPAL HERE] Or Venmo @atsnashville, comment "Compassion Retreat"

8/25 – Gratitude [PAYPAL HERE] Or Venmo @atsnashville, comment "Gratitude Retreat"

9/22 – Equanimity [PAYPAL HERE] Or Venmo @atsnashville, comment "Equanimity Retreat"

 

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Visiting Teacher - Scott Tusa - July 13 & 14
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Visiting Teacher - Scott Tusa - July 13 & 14

July 13th - Friday Evening Public Talk w/ Scott Tusa

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

"Working Skillfully with Emotions"

Description: Life doesn't always go the way we want. Rather than checking out when difficulties arise, meditation offers us an opportunity to look towards in order to find true contentment. Contentment does not come from ignoring suffering, but rather happens when we are able to meet and be curious about our fuller human experience. Eventually the kindness and space we can provide towards our own suffering becomes the kindness and compassion we can express towards others. In this evening talk, and through periods of meditation, experiential learning, and discussion, we will explore how to meet our difficult emotions with more awareness, compassion, and ease. 

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY FOR THIS PUBLIC TALK (Friday, July 13). JUST SHOW UP!

July 14th - Saturday Half-Day Workshop w/ Scott Tusa

Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

"The Dharma that Liberates"

2,600 years ago an Indian prince awoke to a truth (dharma), one so simple yet so subtle, he felt the need to stay silent and that no one would be able to comprehend it. Entreated to teach, the prince who would eventually come to be known as the Buddha or awakened one, turned the wheel of the teachings on this profound truth, ushering an abundance of spiritual wealth and goodness into our world. All of this benefit and goodness was not the result of material progress or social upheaval, but instead was the fruit born of one man’s inner transformation.

In this half-day workshop we will dive deep into the heart of the Buddha’s inner transformation and the spiritual tradition that arose from it. Through a combination of experiential learning, guided meditation, and discussion we will explore how to access and develop a grounded sense of inner well-being, a more available and open space of mindful awareness, and deeper insight into how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering. 

We will have a lunch break from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Light snacks will be provided.

Anyone is welcome to attend this event! No experience necessary.

Suggested $40 Donation

Please pre-register for the event via Paypal by clicking HERE.

You can also pre-register via the app Venmo - @atsnashville - comment with "Scott Tusa"

You can also show up the day of event. Pre-registration is helpful but not mandatory to attend.

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ATS Boston Teacher - Chris Crotty - Day Retreat at ATS Nashville
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

ATS Boston Teacher - Chris Crotty - Day Retreat at ATS Nashville

Date: Saturday, March 24th

Where: Against the Stream Nashville – 3123 Gallatin Pike

Time: 10am – 3pm

Suggested Donation: $40

The Noble Truth of Freedom:  Insight that Destroys Suffering

Through insight meditation we calm the mind and investigate the root cause of suffering.  Through practice, we learn that genuine freedom is not a complicated path, despite the confusion we experience in our own life.  The depth of the Buddha’s liberation teachings are in their simplicity: radical transformation is found in our capacity to be with experience as it is; we don’t need to change anything! This day-long retreat will explore the highest ideal of Buddhist teachings – freedom from suffering – through simple meditation techniques and an emphasis on ease and self-acceptance.

**Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome**

Retreat will include guided meditation, silence, and discussion with an opportunity to ask questions.

Please bring a lunch, light snacks will be provided.

Register via Paypal by clicking HERE.

You may also register via Venmo: @atsnashville

Pre-registration is helpful, but not necessary in order to attend. You may show up on the day of the event.

 

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

ATS Boston Teacher - PUBLIC TALK

An Evening with Chris Crotty - Public Event
When: Friday, March 23rd
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: ATS Nashville 3123 Gallatin Pike

Description:

Please join us at Against the Stream Nashville as Chris Crotty offers an evening of meditation, a Dharma Talk, and discussion.

This event is open to the public & no registration is necessary. We suggest a $15 donation for the event to help support ATS-N & Chris Crotty. You can offer payment during the event or via venmo @atsnashville (use the comment: "An Evening With Chris Crotty").

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ATS Founder, Noah Levine, in Nashville! - Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

ATS Founder, Noah Levine, in Nashville! - Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

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This event is sponsored by Montford Hall, a non-profit residential recovery program for teenage boys in Asheville, NC.

For more information about Montford Hall, Click HERE.

Event Cost: $20 - please pre-register for the event by clicking HERE.

You can also pre-register via Venmo - @atsnashville - use the comment "Noah Levine"

Join us at ATS Nashville for an evening of Meditation, Dharma, & Discussion with Against the Stream Founder, Noah Levine!

When: Thursday, January 25th

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm (plz come early, as seats may fill up)

Noah Levine is the author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution and Refuge Recovery. He is also a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. Noah has created a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery called Refuge Recovery, that includes peer led meetings as well as a professional treatment center. He is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco and over 20 affiliated groups around North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats internationally. Noah holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology and lives in Los Angeles.

 

 

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A Day of Practice w/ Los Angeles ATS Facilitator, Kate Spina
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

A Day of Practice w/ Los Angeles ATS Facilitator, Kate Spina

A Clear Heart and Mind: Setting Intention for the New Year

Suggested $35 Donation

Pre-Register By Clicking HERE. 

You can also pre-register via Venmo - @atsnashville - use the comment "Kate Spina"

(Pre-registration is helpful but not necessary, you can just show up the day of the event)

Description:
As a new year begins it can be a good time to delve into practice and to set intentions for the coming year. During this day of practice, ATS Los Angeles Facilitator, Kate Spina will guide us through an exploration of different meditations to help us see our intentions clearly. We will look at the Buddhist path factor of 'Wise Intention' and see how these 2600 year old teachings can apply to our lives today. This daylong is open to all. Some snacks will be available but please bring whatever food your body will need for the 6 hours, our lunch break will be brief.

BIO: Kate Spina, LCSW, is a Facilitator at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. She has trained with Noah Levine, JoAnna Harper and Vinny Ferraro. Her primary teacher is Matthew Brensilver. Kate began practicing meditation and Buddhism in 2006 and has been practicing in the Theravada tradition since 2012. Her primary area of interest is applying Early Buddhist teachings to 21st Century life.

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