Insight Meditation Austin – Mariposa Sangha

Insight Meditation Austin - Mariposa Sangha

We are a peer led insight meditation group in Austin offering weekly meditation, retreats, book discussions, beginning instruction and Dharma talks. Newcomers are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Calming the Restless Mind:  a public talk by Howie Cohn

Friday March 2   7–8:30 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church  Austin
Free and no advance registration required.

Non-residential  Retreat with Howie Cohn

Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4  at Still Waters Center. More information and registration here

Weekly Meditation

Thursdays  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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.

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.) Find directions here.

Each month we will cover topics from the teachings of the Buddha.

Topics for 2018 are:

  • January – Concentration and Insight – Carolyn Kelley
  • FebruaryWise Speech – Rick Pearson
  • MarchFour Foundations of Mindfulness – Carolyn Kelley
  • AprilFour Remembrances – Kathey Ferland
  • MayFour Heavenly Messengers – Neil Stegall
  • JuneFive Aggregates– Kathey Ferland
  • JulyParamis – Rick Pearson
  • August – TBD – Neil Stegall
  • SeptemberDelusion – Carolyn Kelley
  • OctoberGenerosity – Neil Stegall
  • NovemberCompassion – Kathey Ferland
  • December –  TBD – Rick Pearson

Monthly Introduction to Meditation

Mariposa Sangha offers a monthly Introduction to Meditation 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 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: February 4, 2018

Location: We will be sitting in the Mind/Body studio at Soma Vida, 2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702.

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.

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