Energizing Practice with John Blackburn


Tuesdays, April 30 – May 14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Please note drop-ins will not be accepted after the first class.

Please review our cancellation policy.

Donation Options

This is a donation based series, however there is a suggested donation of $45. This is a suggested donation and participants are free to give more or less, depending on their circumstances.

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In the path of Buddhist meditative development, we inevitably encounter obstacles.  We can get stuck or feel that we have fallen into a rut.  We may experience a loss of energy and motivation or lack a sense of direction.

This three-week class will include teachings and guided meditations related to the most common obstacles in meditation practice.  Most importantly, this will be a workshop where students will be encouraged to identify specific obstacles in their personal practice and develop a plan for working skillfully with them.

After the workshop, a weekly follow-up meeting will be offered at no cost to answer questions and help you maintain a regular practice.


About John: John Blackburn, PhD, has been practicing meditation for over forty-five years. He has studied intensively with teachers in the Zen, Vipassana (Insight), and Dzogchen traditions.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC, and he leads a local sitting group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He is available by email.





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