The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston meets on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 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 5:30 PM.
Out of respect for those with sensitivities, please do not wear fragrance.
Jan. 5 - Recitation and discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
To read the Trainings before our meeting, please go to:
Jan. 12 - The Four Immeasurable Minds: loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity
Jan. 19 - **Day of Mindfulness rescheduled to Feb 9th due to Houston Marathon**
We will have our regular evening program from 5:30-7:30pm
Jan. 26 - Celebration of the Lunar New Year (Tet) Our evening will begin with periods of sitting and walking meditation before we participate in the New Year’s ceremony (from Chanting from the Heart.) Following the ceremony, we will have time for Dharma sharing and enjoying some refreshments.
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Feb. 9 Day of Mindfulness with Dharma talk from Michael Ciborski
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Our Fairview Meeting Room
Program: Join us for a full day of mindfulness that will include sitting and walking meditations, a Dharma talk from Michael Ciborski, vegetarian potluck lunch, mindful movements/relaxation, and sharing.
Dharma talk: Each year, in addition to leading our fall retreat, Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski gives a series of video talks centered around the retreat theme from his home in New Hampshire. Building up to the retreat, a 4 part course of study will be offered via a video presentation followed by an opportunity for a question and answer period with Michael.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch.
There is no charge for this day of practice together, but donations will be gratefully accepted to cover expenses and offer gratitude to Michael. We are attempting to reduce the use of disposable items such as plastic water bottles. Please help us lighten our footprints on Mother Earth by bringing your own reusable water bottle, tea/coffee mug, and cloth napkin. We will provide paper plates and plastic dinnerware, but if you would like to bring your own reusable plate and eating utensils, that would be wonderful.