Start Where You Are... and Keep Going

February 23rd

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  • $5 Suggested Donation
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Room: Community Room

Support for Early Meditation Instruction

The Austin Shambhala Meditation Center offers both initial and ongoing meditation instruction. Once you have received initial instruction you are welcome to participate in our ongoing group, which deals with issues we often face once we actually try to engage in a regular practice.

Initial Instruction:

  • Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM & every Sunday at 11:00 AM
  • No cost

Ongoing Instruction:

  • Every Sunday at 11:00 AM. Come to one, some or every week as you wish.
  • $5 Donation Requested

Description of Ongoing Group:

Have you received initial meditation instruction, gone home and tried it (or not) and now wish you had more support to help you establish a regular practice? Many early meditators struggle with issues such as:

  • Even though I really want to meditate, it’s so hard to make myself do it.
  • When I try to practice, all I experience is a million thoughts, even worse than before.
  • I’m completely distracted. I don’t think I’m doing it right.
  • I struggle with sleepiness, emotions or pain. Do you have any suggestions?
  • I’ve forgotten a lot of the instructions I was given and could benefit from a refresher.


Please join this informal group if you want support with establishing or revitalizing your meditation practice. You can come whenever you wish. After the class, you're welcome to join our weekly community social tea gathering and get to know people.

Activities may include:

  • Repeated meditation instruction (guided and silent), reflections and contemplations
  • Opportunity to ask individual questions about your practice
  • Talk about typical obstacles and strategies for working with them
  • Discussion about guidelines for a home practice, as well as balancing home and community practice (group meditation, classes, retreats, etc.)
  • Review of books or readings that address basic meditation practice