**Update 3/13/2020: Temporarily Moving to Online Sangha**
After mindful reflection on the current situation in Houston and around the country with regard to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston has decided to suspend our in-person meetings until further notice. We wish to contribute in whatever way we can to the well-being of all, and social distancing is recommended by health experts as a major contributor to the slowing of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To maintain connection and community during this time, we will meet online through Zoom. Please view Zoom info below to register.
04/01/20 Update: The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston currently meets on Sunday and Wednesday evenings online via Zoom. Our online program usually consists of sitting meditation, readings of Buddhist teachings, and discussion. In the spirit of mindfulness, please "arrive" on time to be settled before the initial period of meditation begins at 5:30 PM.
When COVID-19 conditions are safe, we will return back to our in-person sessions, at a new location to be announced.
MONTHLY PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Sunday Evening Meditation: On Sundays at 5:30 we will begin with a short introduction, followed by meditation, program presentation, and closing with Dharma sharing. The entire time together will last for approximately 90 minutes. To register for our Sunday Zoom meetings, click here.
Wednesday Evening Meditation: On Wednesdays at 5:30 we will gather for meditation, reading the Metta Sutta, and offering metta those we wish to send goodwill. This program will last for approximately one hour. To register for our Wednesday Zoom meetings,click here.
A reminder which includes the registration link for the next Zoom meeting will be sent to all on the email list two days prior to the meeting. You will need a strong internet connection, your computer (or tablet), and a quiet space. There is also an option to call into the meeting using your phone.
Half Day of Mindfulness on September 13, 2020: Befriending Loss, Grief, and Sadness
Date: Sunday, Sept 13, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00pm (please check in at 8:50 am to get settled into the community) Cost : donation to MPCH at http://www.mpchouston.org
Loss, grief, and sadness are part of our human condition. Yet, as a culture, we often hide these feelings as we think of them as negative and signs of psychological or spiritual weakness. Join us for this half day of mindfulness to experience befriending the uncomfortable emotions fully, in the body with awareness. Through that you can find greater peace, harmony and healing.
Our half Day of Mindfulness will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, dharma talk, dharma sharing, and deep listening.
All collections for this day will be forwarded to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation to support the monasteries that have been closed because of COVID-19