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.
July 1 - Recitation and discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
Click here to read the Trainings before our meeting.
July 8 - Realizing Love: Meeting the Challenges of Our Time with Peace, Understanding and Compassion
Each year, in addition to leading our fall retreat, Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski gives a series of talks from his home in New Hampshire. This is the third one for 2018.
We will begin with a period of meditation at 5:30 and Michael’s talk will begin at 6:00.
All donations this evening will go to Michael.
July 15 - Exploring how we can work with our views to overcome suffering and realize joy.
Second of a series on the Noble Eightfold Path: Right Thinking
July 22 - The Practice of Taking Refuge in the Sangha
“The Sangha is like a flowing river. Allow yourself to be a drop of water in the river, and just flow together with that river…Taking refuge in the Sangha is not a declaration of faith. It is a practice.” - excerpt from a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh
July 29 - Evening of Sharing
Please bring a favorite poem, story, song, joke, dance, or … to share with the community during the second hour of our meeting.
Mark Your Calendar
Sunday, August 12 - Day of Mindfulness 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at our Fairview meeting space "Being Kind, Living Kindly"
Being kind in our thinking, speaking, and actions is a continual necessity, like breathing, to keep us present to the life in front of us. Join us in mindfulness practices to deepen our connection to kindness and openness for a compassionate and joyful life. More information will be available at the end of July.
November 8-11, 2018 Annual Fall Retreat with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski Our fall retreat will be held at the American Bodhi Center near Hempstead. Registration will open August 1. Learn more about Michael here.