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.
Program Schedule: May 5 - Recitation and discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
To read the Trainings before our meeting, please go to:
Following periods of sitting and walking meditation, we will celebrate the Buddha’s birthday by bathing the Buddha.
Vesak commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away (parinirvana) of Shakyamuni Buddha. We believe that each one of us has the baby Buddha within us, the capacity to become a Buddha. We bathe the baby Buddha as a practice to touch the Buddha within ourselves.
May 19 - Deep Listening - Part 2
May 26 - Wonderful Possibilities: The importance of the way we see things (Right view, understanding and wisdom)
For our fall retreat, we will study the Noble Eight-Fold Path, not as a mental or academic exercise, but as an introspective discovery of how each spoke on the wheel of the dharma manifests in our own lives. Leading up to the retreat, Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski is offering us a 4-part course of study via a Zoom presentation. This is the second talk for 2019.
We will begin with a period of meditation at 5:30 followed by Michael’s talk and a question and answer period. Please arrive in time to be settled by 5:30.
All donations this evening will go to Michael.
Mark Your Calendar
Nov. 7 - 10 - MPCH Fall Retreat Our fall retreat at the American Bodhi Center with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski.