Thursday Evenings – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
4001 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751
(Park in the lot across Speedway from the Church. Enter the chapel from the Speedway entrance, which is beyond the gate and to the right.) Go to our Locations page for directions.
We begin with 30 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by 15 minutes of walking meditation and then another 15 minutes of sitting. We end the evening with a discussion based on a Dharma Talk or a brief reading. Beginners are always welcome.
Each month we will cover topics from the teachings of the Buddha. The topics for 2016 are:
- January – Creativity and dharma
- February – Mindfulness
- March – Thinking
- April – Embodiment
- May – Emotions
- June – Generosity and Renunciation
- July – First Noble Truth
- August – Second Noble Truth
- September – Third Noble Truth
- October – Eightfold Path: Wise Understanding and Intention
- November – Eightfold Path: Wise Speech, Action and Livelihood
- December – Eightfold Path: Wise Effort, Mindfulness and Concentration
Monthly Introduction to Meditation
Mariposa Sangha offers a monthly “Introduction to Meditation” one-hour class on the First Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Following the class, we will join the sitting group for a dharma talk and discussion from 8 to 8:30 pm. The class will offer participants guided instruction in Insight Meditation and Walking Meditation, a list of local and online resources, and plenty of time for Q&A. Everyone welcome. There is no charge. Please use our Contact Form if you will be attending. Plan on arriving by 7 pm.
First Sunday – 9:00am – 12:30 p.m
On the First Sunday of each month, we alternate sitting and walking meditation from 9-11am, and then hear and discuss a dharma talk about the topic of the month. You may arrive at either 9 or 10am and leave as you wish. If you have not attended First Sunday before, please call Kathey (512.565.3774) or Charlie (512.766.3882) for a brief orientation and directions to our meeting place. On First Sunday, we sit at a location near Zilker Park in South Austin.
More information about classes, workshops and retreats can be found on our Events page.
No Scented Products Please. Do not wear scented products or perfume to any Mariposa Sangha events, including Thursday night meditation. Some of our members are extremely sensitive to scents and exposure to a scent could make them sick. This includes “natural scents” and essential oils. Thank you for your care and attention to the needs of the entire sangha.
Voluntary Generosity (dana)
Our activities are offered freely. Our expenses and retreat scholarships are provided by voluntary donations. You may donate in person at any sit or use PayPal. To make a one time donation, use the “Donate” button:
To make a recurrent monthly donation, select the desired amount and click the “Subscribe” button. (You must have a PayPal account for this option.) Your “subscription” automatically expires in one year.
Butterfly photo by Dave Schreier at DLSimages.com