Online Resources

Here are just a few of the resources to learn more about mindfulness.

Mindful Schools transforms school communities from the inside out. We’ve trained over 25000 educators and parents who have impacted over 1.5 million kids.

Mindful celebrates mindfulness, awareness, and compassion in all aspects of life—through Mindful magazine,, events, and collaborations.

Based at UC Berkeley, Greater Good reports on groundbreaking research into the roots of compassion, happiness, and altruism.

Since its inception, more than 24,000 people have completed our MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction(MBSR) Program. Learn more about it here:…/mbsr…mbsr/history-of-mbsr/

U.S. Career Institute recently compiled a wealth of Health, Wellness and Mindfulness Resources for Home. Our good friends Andrea, Samantha, Christine and Nana shared this resource as a great tool for at-home mindfulness education and exercises! Learn more here:

Technology Supports

We have no affiliation with these apps, but individuals in our community use them.

Insight Timer
Home to more than 2500000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.


Monthly paid subscription based service providing guided meditations.

Muse is a wearable headband and app for purchase that reads your brainwaves.  Muse: the brain sensing headband.

Local Groups

Christian Centering Prayer Groups

Center for Mindful Living – Centering Prayer Group
Mondays: 1:00-2:00pm
Center for Mindful Living
400 East Main Street., Suite 150, Chattanooga TN 37408

Christ Episcopal Church – Centering Prayer Group
Thursdays: 6:00pm in Fox Hall
Followed by Compline @ 6:45 PM in the Lady Chapel
663 Douglas St., Chattanooga TN 37403

Church of the Good Shepherd – Centering Prayer Group
Tuesdays, 11:15-12:00pm, Lupton Reading Room
Wednesdays: 12:30pm-1:45pm, Lupton Reading Room
211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Grace Church – Centering Prayer Group
Fridays: 1:00-2:30pm
Barth Room
20 Belvoir Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37411

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Centering Prayer Group
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:30pm
305 West 7th at Pine, Chattanooga, TN 37402

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – Centering Prayer Group
Tuesdays: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Park in rear of church and meet in the library room.                                                                                                  848 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Buddhist Meditation Groups

Chattanooga Insight
Thursdays: 6:30-7:45pm
Center for Mindful Living
400 East Main Street, Suite 150, Chattanooga, TN 37408

This class includes a 40 minute guided meditation, a Dharma talk and discussion. Informed by Buddhism and other contemplative traditions, it will explore themes such as mindfulness, insight, daily life practice and the transformative power of presence. Guiding teachers are Kittisaro and Thanissara, former Buddhist monastics.
By Donation   |   Contact: Email: medita[email protected]

Chattanooga Tara Mandala Sangha
Wednesdays: 6:15-7:30pm
Center for Mindful Living
400 East Main Street, Suite 150 Chattanooga, TN 37408

We gather each week to meditate and explore the teachings of Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder of Tara Mandala Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center. As a Sangha, we are joined by various authorized teachers of the Dharma for weekly talks and meditation sessions. We are currently an open group practicing traditional Shamatha sitting meditation.
By Donation   |   Contact: Jenn – Email: [email protected]


Secular Meditation Groups

Sundays: 12:30-1:45 pm
Center for Mindful Living
400 East Main Street, Suite 150, Chattanooga, TN 37408

This group is affiliated with the Chattanooga Humanist Assembly and is intended as a gathering opportunity for persons, who value both meditation and secular humanist ideals. Each meeting includes a period of quiet sitting meditation followed by discussion or reading on mindfulness topics from a perspective free of religious or supernatural beliefs but informed by positive humanist ideals. Discussions are peer-based in nature involving shared leadership responsibilities. Meditation practitioners of all experience levels, including beginners, are welcomed as are participants in other meditation groups, which this meetup should complement. There is no required fee for attendance, but small donations are accepted solely to reimburse the Center for Mindful Living for its generosity in making available meeting space. Contact: Pat Lavin at [email protected] or Rich Worth at [email protected]