The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at 1712 Fairview (rear building, please enter through the courtyard door). Our usual program consists of an hour of sitting and walking meditation, chanting and incense offering, and the program for the evening.
In the spirit of mindfulness, please arrive in time to be seated before the first period of meditation begins at 6:00 PM.
Out of respect for those with sensitivities, please do not wear fragrance.
Michael is a lineage holding Dharma teacher in the tradition of the Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He lived as a monk for seven years in Plum Village, France, and has worked intimately with Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community to organize, support, and offer meditation retreats around the world. He has led our annual fall retreat since 2007.
A skilled musician, he studied voice training and chanting of several European and Asian traditions and served for several years as an English language chant master in the monastery. He lives now in New Hampshire with his wife and children, where they are building a residential mindfulness practice community and education center for sustainable living.
April 9 No meeting today
April 16 Earth Day - Honoring Mother Earth
April 23 Touching the Earth Practices
April 30 The Discourse on The Eight Realizations of Great Beings