The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston (MPC-Houston) is a community of lay practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village). The community, formed originally under the name Dharma Rain, was founded in January 1997 by three members of the Order of Interbeing, (Tiep Hien Order.) The purpose of the sangha (a Sanskrit word for community) is to support each other in learning to live with awareness.
The practice of mindfulness helps alleviate suffering and allows us more joy in our lives. By practicing together, our mindfulness becomes more solid, relaxed, and joyful. We practice with understanding, openness, and a receptive heart. We welcome everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living regardless of race, ethnic or cultural origin, gender, religious practice, or sexual orientation.
Fall Retreat with Michael Ciborski
October 22–25 Our retreat with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. In order to reserve the type of room you want, please register soon. In the women’s dorm, all of the rooms with private baths are already reserved. Early registration discounts are available until Sept. 16. Download the registration form Pdf.
Connections to Michael Ciborski, the Dharma teacher who leads our retreats and joins us through Skype four times a year to give Dharma talks:
http://truemiddleway.org/ Michael’s site where you can listen to some of his recorded Dharma talks
http://morningsuncommunity.org/ The site for the mindfulness community where Michael and his family live in New Hampshire.