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About Appamada

Appamada started as a small Zen sitting group in 1995, led by Peg Syverson, and joined in 2007 by co-leader Flint Sparks. Our focus is on bringing the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha's teachings to contemporary lives, through silent meditation,  study, inquiry, and relational practices.

Over the years Appamada has grown and evolved into a contemporary Zen center offering daily meditation, a Sunday morning program with dharma talk, Tuesday Inquiry, intensives, classes, a one-year Precepts Program, orientation and one-on-one instruction (see the Calendar for offerings). Support, program development, and training are provided by Councils composed of experienced Zen students. Appamada also has a family of communities of practice in other places. (see About Appamada Communities) Appamada is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit governed by the Appamada Board. 

You may be wondering how Appamada is organized and how practice unfolds here. Here is a map.



Newcomers are welcome!

Contact us

Phone: 512.689.5301


Our Schedule

Welcome! These programs are open for everyone.

Monday—Friday 6:30-7:30 AM
Morning Zazen

Sunday 8:00-11:00 AM
Zazen, service, and dharma talk

Sunday 8:00-9:00 AM
Newcomer orientation

Tuesday 12:30-1:30 PM

Wednesday 7:30-8:45 PM
Wednesday evening program

More activities can be found on the Appamada Calendar

Ethics and Grievance Policy

Our Location

913 East 38th St
Austin, TX 78705 (Map)

Affiliated Sanghas

About Parking

Please be mindful of our neighbors. Additional Parking is available in the Cafe Hornitos parking lot at the corner of 38th St. and the I-35 frontage road, one block east of Appamada.