Wildflower/Insight Meditation Sangha of Austin

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 March 2005.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.geocities.com/austinsangha/

Activities and Schedule

Members meet on Mondays from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.. On the first Saturday of the month, they meet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the most the meetings, regular activities include 30 minutes of sitting, 20 minutes of walking and 20 minutes of sitting (again) which are all followed by the opportunity to share thoughts and questions. Some choose to hold silence.


Vipassana is the focus of their practice. It is believed that through Vipassana, one can arrive at mindfulness and equanimity. These are cultivated to foster the deepening of wisdom and compassion, which they hold to be gateways to liberation and freedom. The Insight Meditation Sangha (or Wildflower Sangha) of Austin also organizes yearly retreats. Group members often go on retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center in Texas.

Location and Directions

Insight Meditation Sangha does own property per se, but members meet in their private homes or at the local Yoga studio.