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At Appamada, space and time are freely offered so that anyone may come and be nourished by the teachings, by the connections with the teachers and sangha, and by the practice. And at the same time, this place, these programs, and this sangha are maintained by and depend on the generosity of its supporters.

Generosity is a fundamentally relational activity: it cannot be practiced alone. It establishes connections that are conduits for energy, imagination, care, appreciation, support, encouragement, and attention. True relationality is imbued with generosity that cannot help but flow both ways, and even ripple outward beyond the immediate occasion and circumstances of giving. It actually permeates the entire universe, perfuming it with our highest aspirations. Furthermore, as we become more attentive, we cannot help but notice the vast network of generosity in which our entire lives have been supported and nourished. Our hearts are opened and a profound appreciation naturally flows through us freely finding new expressions in our own generosity. Welcome to the world of abundance, the world of unceasing, universal dana, the whole-hearted expression of appamada.

Thank you for your support!
Appamada is a 501 C(3) non-profit. Please make your selection below:

General Support

Recurring monthly contribution
One-time contribution
Special purpose contribution

Dana for Teachers

Other Teachers

Payment for Practice Discussion Group


Special Purpose payment

For intensives, classes, practice discussion, and so on.


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.

Hawaii Bowl

Dana is the Pali term for generosity, often expressed through offerings in appreciation and support of the dharma. It was the first of the six paramitas, or “practices of perfection” taught by the Buddha. The other five are ethical conduct, patience, energy, meditation, and wisdom.