Meditation Austin – A Directory of Meditation Groups

 Meditation Austin!

If you’re new to meditation – or new to town – finding all your options can be a daunting task.  This directory aims to make it a whole lot easier.

Here you’ll find all the meditation groups on Google, Meetup, and Natural Awakenings, PLUS those at yoga studios, community centers, and churches.

Please note, days and times can change!  While some groups have been meditating on the same schedule for years, others shift over time, and many have different summer schedules.  So, before you go, please check the group’s website to be sure.

Just click on the part of town you’re interested in to go to that part of the page.

Meditation Groups in Beautiful Austin Texas

 

North Austin

Unity Church of the Hills

This is an awesome church – just thriving – and the calendar is bursting with classes and events, including meditation.

9905 Anderson Mill Road   UnityHills.org 
 
   

Wednesday Evenings

Join Rev. Donna in the chapel for a sweet time of going within. Sitting in the silence with a group of people can be a very powerful experience. All are welcome.  Free.

Weds 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Inner Light
Meditation on inner light.
Sun 3:45 – 5:00 pm

Practical Prayer and Meditation

Explore the many different prayer teachings and meditation practices. The goal is to help the participants (including the teacher!) become more comfortable with a regular prayer and meditation practice.  Love donation.

Mon 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Holographic Sound Meditation
2nd & 4th Mons 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Unity Center

This Unity church also offers meditation, the classic Christian approach known as centering prayer.  All are welcome.  Free.

8000 Anderson Sq. 78757 UnityCenterAustin.org/calendar
Fri 7:00 pm

Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The program begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided mediation, which usually lasts about 30 minutes. Tibetan Buddhist. Free.

1109 Hermitage Drive 78753  Diamond Way Austin
Wed 7:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am

Xiang Yun Temple

We welcome everyone to explore Buddhism. In addition to meditation, have prayer services, special events, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. See website for details. Fo Hun Shan, Humanistic Buddhist (Chinese). Free.

6720 N. Capital of Texas Hwy 78731  IBPS-Austin.org
Sat 9:00 am

Yoga Meditation Group

An on-going meditation class for people who want to come on a weekly basis to deepen their practice and make friends with like-minded people.  Intro class (all free) – see website for schedule.   Held at a private home.  Contact YogaMeditation@live.com or 512-774-4964.    Mantra meditation. Free.

(Private Home) See Contact Info www.MeditationinAustin.com
Sun Weds Thurs 7:00 pm, plus every other Saturday (see Meditation Calendar) Wed 7:30 pm

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

Zen meditation. For more information, contact John Daniewicz at layover3@att.net.

3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park 78613 LiveOakUU.org/calendar
Thurs 7:00 pm

Sahaja Yoga Meditation at the Austin Recreation Center

Intro to Sahaja meditation, awakening of inner spiritual energy. Guidance on how to meditate at home.  At the Austin Recreation Center.  Free.
Sat 10:00 am

Sahaja Yoga Meditation at the Allen Baca Senior Center

Sahaja Meditation is a simple method of achieving a natural state of balance and inner peace. At the Allen R Baca Senior Center.  Free.

301 W Bagdad Ave # 2 0  Meetup.com/AustinSahajaYogaMeditation
Wed 7:15 pm

UT / Hyde Park

Austin Zen Center

Zen meditation in a lovely, peaceful hall. Thriving community with robust meditation schedule, as well as dharma talks, discussion groups and retreats. Community is welcoming and inclusive. Soto Zen. Free.

3014 Washington Square 78703  AustinZenCenter.org

Morning Meditation
Mon – Fri Sitting and walking meditation 6:00 – 6:45 am.    Sitting meditation 6:45 – 7:20 am.    Service 7:20 am.

Evening Meditation
Mon – Thu Sitting meditation 5:40 – 6:00 pm.    Service 6:15 pm

Saturdays
Sat  Beginners meditation instruction 8:00 – 9:00 am    Sitting meditation 9:15 – 10:15 am.    Dharma talk 10:30 am

Urban Zen (at the Zen Center)

Meditate, share and discuss in a friendly atmosphere. Explore ways to integrate Zen practice and philosophy into everyday life. No previous experience necessary. Soto Zen. Free.

3014 Washington Square 78703 Facebook.com/UrbanZenPractice  &   AustinZenCenter.org
Mon 7:30 – 9:00 pm Posture clinic 7:00 – 7:20 pm

Appamada

Zen meditation each morning and gatherings most evenings (study group, Q&A, writing group, men’s group – see website for full details). Free.

913 East 38th Street 78705 www.Appamada.org
Mon – Fri 6:30 – 7:30 am Wed 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Sunday 8:00 – 10:45 am

Mariposa Sangha

Meditation and dharma talk (or reading).  Theravada Buddhist.  Free.  Thursday meditations are held at Trinity United Methodist Church (Interdenominational Chapel).

First Sunday meditation in Zilker Park, 9:00 – 12:30. Call Kathy for location (512.565 3774).

4001 Speedway 78751 www.MariposaSangha.org
Thurs 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Land of Compassion & Wisdom Buddhist Center

Meet Monday evenings at a private residence in Central Austin (IH35/Airport Blvd). Please call for location: 512-452-2396 or 512- 921- 6902.  Mahayana Tradition (part of Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism practised by HH Dalai Lama). Free.

Private Residence 78705

AustinFPMT.com

Mon Call for Time

Palri Pema Od Ling

Tibetan Nyingma, which is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Free.
605 East 45th Street 78751 Palri.org
Thurs 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BFree Yoga

Guided meditation. Free.
2905 San Gabrielle 78705 BFreeAustin.com
Sun 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Central Austin / Downtown

Castle Hill Yoga

Reconnect with who you really are.  Free.
1112 North Lamar CastleHillYoga.com
Fri 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Oneness at Casa de Luz

Oneness blessing and meditation. Opens with brief sharing, followed by blessings and meditation.  Very beautiful energy – highly recommend.  Love donation.  
1701 Toomey Road (by Zilker ball fields) 78704 Meetup.com/Deeksha-Oneness-Blessing
Fri 7:30 – 9:00

The Episcopal Church Of  The Good Shepherd

Centering prayer (also called contemplative prayer or Christian meditation).  Free.
3201 Windsor Road 78703 GSAustin.org
Wed 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Thur 5:30 – 6:30 pm

St. David’s Episcopal Chruch

Receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. All are welcome. Centering prayer (also called contemplative prayer or Christian meditation). Free.
301 East 8th Street 78701 StDave.org
Sun 10:25 – 11:10 am Room 273 or 015

Eastside Yoga

Eastside yoga offers a morning meditation class on Wed and a healing meditation on Sun morning.  In addition, the studio graciously hosts the Plum Blossom Sangha on Sunday nights (see following listing).
1050 East 11th Street, Suite #150 78702 (ample parking in the back) EastsideYoga-Austin.com

Morning yoga and meditation class.
30-40 minutes of yoga postures, pranayama (breath control) and a guided meditation. $14.
Wed 7:30 am

Healing meditation
Each week we explore the deeper layers of ourselves. Meditations range from classical to metaphysical. By donation.
Sun 9:30 am

Plum Blossom Sangha.
See following listing for details. By donation.
Sun 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Plum Blossom Sangha (at Eastside Yoga)

Plum Blossom Sangha comes together in an atmosphere that is supportive of cultivating more mindfulness, concentration and insight, rejuvenating your personal practice and building community. One hour of meditation followed by a dharma talk and lovingkindness circle. Mindfulness. By donation.
See Eastside Yoga address above PlumBlossomSangha.org
Sun 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Med Mob

Med Mob stands for meditation mobilization.  Med Mob organizes large group meditations at public sites  (the Capitol, the Lamar Bridge, and Zilker Park) usually around significant dates (Earth Day, the solstices, the opening of the legislative session) and usually includes both silent meditation and a period of chanting Om.  Very sweet.   Gatherings are posted just a short while before the event, so if you’re interested, be sure to check the Austin Facebook page just before likely dates.

78704 / South Austin

Siddha Yoga Meditation Center

Most comfortable meditation hall on earth – all deep carpets and lovely energy. Dedicated to the principle that everyone, everywhere realize the presence of Divinity in themselves and in creation. All are welcome. Siddha Yoga. Free.
1700 S. Lamar, Suite 203 78704 SiddhaYoga.org
Tues 7:30 – 9:00 pm,

Sat Arati & Meditation 9:00 – 11:00 am

Austin Shambhala Center

The Center has a robust meditation schedule and  hosts of variety of  interesting speakers each week (see website calendar).  Shambala Buddhist. Free.
 1702 South Fifth Street 78704  Austin.Shambhala.org
  

Meditation Instruction
Instruction in Fundamentals. Free.
Sun 11:00 am & Wed 6:30 pm

Meditation
Open to All
Tues & Thurs  7:00 – 8:00 pm Weds 7:00 – 7:30

The Heart of Recovery at the Austin Shambala Center

Support group bringing together the twelve steps and Buddhist meditation practice.  Shambala Buddhist. Free.
1702 South Fifth   78704 Austin.Shambhala.org
Sun 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Chittamani Buddhist Center

Meditation class with prayers for world peace. Workshops, events and retreats. Tibetan Buddhist. $12 Class / $40 Monthly
2919 Manchaca Ste. A102 78704 MeditationinAustin.org
Tues 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Sun 9:30 – 11:00

St Ignatius

Centering prayer and Lecto Divino. An opportunity for ever deepening intimacy with God through silent prayer. Twenty minutes of silent meditative prayer, followed by Lecto Divino. All are welcome. (Also called contemplative prayer or Christian meditation). Catholic.  Free.
126 West Oltorf 78704 St-Ignatius.org
Tues 10:00 – 11:00 am Thur 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Aoma Graduate School Of Integrative Medicine

Union of Three Hearts meditation, a still Qigong practice Qigong in the Aoma dojo. Free.
4701 West Gate Blvd 78745  AOMA.edu
Sun 5:30 – 6:30 pm

West & Southwest

Church of Conscious Harmony

Centering Prayer. Silent communion with God, in community. Held in the church’s extraordinary meditation chapel. The church also offers a free introductory course, held four times yearly.  Also called contemplative prayer or Christian meditation. Free.
7406 Newhall Lane 78746 Consciousharmony.org
Mon – Fri 7:00 am

St. Michaels Episcopal Church

Centering Prayer. Silent communion with the Divine, in community. Also called contemplative prayer or Christian meditation. Free.
1500 N. Capital of Texas Highway 78746 St-Michaels.org/
Tues 7:00 pm – in the chapel

Oneness Blessing and Meditation – Southwest Austin

Oneness blessing and meditation at Klayman Holistic Chiropractic . Free.
13110 Highway 290 West, Suite 200 (Near Trudy’s) 78737 Meetup.com/Deeksha-Oneness-Blessing
Tues noon – 1:00 pm Weds 7:00 pm

Sitagu Buddhist Vihara / Theravada Dhamma Society of America

Insight mindfulness meditation at Burmese monastery (Sitagu Buddha Vihara). First time visitors would do well to contact and meet with one of the monks for orientation from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Theravada Buddhist.
9001 Honeycomb Drive 78737 sitagu.org/austin
Sun 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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