Online Resources

Here are just a few of the resources available online 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 Mindfulmagazine,, 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/

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
Thursdays: 7:00pm
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: [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]

Chattanooga Zen Group
Sundays: 12noon-2:00pm
Clearspring Yoga Studio
17 N. Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37405

By Donation; The Chattanooga Zen Group is founded by Arthur Stovall, Sensei, Zen Priest and a Senior Teacher from the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. The group provides community and spiritual support to those wishing to have a genuine Zen practice in the Chattanooga area. We practice zazen in the Soto Zen tradition of Dogen Zenji.
Contact: Terri – Email: [email protected]

 Lotus Sangha
Sundays: We meet for a half hour of meditation from 9:00am-9:30am, and then we have discussion from 9:30am until 11:00am. Join for either one or both.

Clearspring Yoga Studio
17 N. Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37405
We are a group that meets for mindfulness meditation and discussion. We usually use the insights of Buddhism to support our work, but we welcome all paths.
Contact: Carol – Email: [email protected]