Thursday Evenings – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
4001 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751
(Park in lot across Speedway from the Church; enter chapel from E. 40th St.)
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. The Dharma talk with Q&A occurs on the first Thursday of each month (with few exceptions.) Beginners are always welcome.
Each month we will cover topics from teachings of the Buddha. We have recently covered the Four Noble Truths and the Triple Gem (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.) The topics for upcoming months are:July - The Five Precepts August - Topics to be announced September – Paramis (Perfections) – Generosity, Virtue, Renunciation, Wisdom October - Paramis (Perfections) – Energy, Patience, Truthfulness, Resolve November 2013 to February 2014 - The Brahma Viharas (Highest Abodes) – Kindness, Compassion, Equanimity, Sympathetic Joy
Instruction for Beginners – First Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Bring a cushion if you have one; a few cushions and chairs are available. You are welcome to sit in a chair if you prefer. Wear comfortable clothing. Other times for instruction may be arranged. Contact Rick or Kathey if you would like to organize a different time.
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 Rick(512.663.7835) 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 retreats and teachers is found on our Events page.Unless otherwise noted, retreats take place at The Margaret Austin Center.
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