Establishing Mindfulness with John Blackburn


Tuesdays, June 19th – July 10th, 6-7:30pm

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

Please review our cancellation policy.

Donation Amount *

There is a suggested donation of $60, which covers all four meetings. This is a suggested donation, and participants are free to offer any amount.

Seating Preference *

Please indicate whether you prefer to sit on meditation cushions on the floor or in a chair for this class.



How can we find ease, peace and emotional stability in the midst of daily life?  In The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the Buddha gives very clear instructions.  He calls this the direct path for overcoming grief and sorrow, for ending suffering and anxiety, for realizing nirvana.  This class offers an overview of this essential teaching and introduces specific practices that take us deeper into an understanding of Mindfulness as the path to liberation.

This class is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. After the series conclusion, a weekly follow-up meeting is 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.