Mariposa Sangha Sitting Schedule

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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.

Topics for 2017 are:

  • January 19-Metta
  • January 26-Intention
  • FebruaryThe Divine Abodes – Rick Pearson
  • MarchPrecepts & Ethics – Sashi Kimball
  • AprilRelationships – Neil Stegall
  • MayRight Action / Right Effort – Carolyn Kelley
  • JuneInvestigation – Kathey Ferland
  • JulyBuddhism and Self-Care – Neil Stegall & Carolyn Kelley
  • AugustSelf and Not-Self – Carolyn Kelley
  • SeptemberFour Noble Truths – Rick Pearson
  • OctoberThe Triple Gems: the Buddha, the dharma, the sangha – Kathey Ferland
  • NovemberBasics of Buddhism – Neil Stegall
  • DecemberKarma – Carolyn Kelley


Monthly Introduction to Meditation

Mariposa Sangha offers a monthly “Introduction to Meditation” one-hour class, generally 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.


Sunday Meditation 9:00am – 12:30 p.m

We meet one Sunday of each month for a longer period of sitting, walking and a dharma talk.  We alternate sitting and walking meditation from 9-11am, and then listen to and discuss a dharma talk about the topic of the month. You may arrive at either 9 or 10am and leave as you wish.

Dates:  Oct. 1, Nov.12, and Dec. 3.

Location: We will be sitting in the yoga studio at Sol Community Counseling, 3400 Kerbey Lane. For directions, go to


“Every Body” Sitting Group, second Tuesday of the month, 6 to 7 pm

Would you like the support of a sitting group but have difficulty attending a group, due to fatigue, chronic pain or disability?  Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a sitting group for “Every Body”. More information and registration here


Dates: Nov 14, Dec 12

Location: Birdsong Bodywork and Pilates Studio, 2927 W. Anderson Lane B


Upcoming Events

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:

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