**COVID 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:
New Offering: Weekday morning practice: From Monday, August 30 to Friday, October 1, MPCH will offer a drop-in, weekday morning Zoom sit. The Zoom session will mirror Gil Fronsdal’s live morning meditation and short dharma talk (Dharmette). The guided meditation will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a 15-minute Dharmette following at 9:30 a.m. Forregistration click here.
On Sundays at 5:30 we will begin with a short introduction, followed by meditation, program presentation, and Dharma sharing. Our time together will last for approximately 90 minutes. Forregistration click here.
On Wednesdays at 5:30 we will gather for meditation (20 - 30 minutes), listening to a reading, and taking the opportunity to enjoy silent contemplation on the topic of the reading. This program will last for approximately one hour. Forregistration click here.
A reminder which includes the registration link for the next Zoom meeting will be sent to all on the email list a few days prior to the meeting.
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.
MPCH Fall Retreat - Nov. 5 - 7, 2021
We are happy to announce the dates for our online fall retreat with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. Please mark your calendar to join us.
Theme: Faith in Interbeing - Maintaining the Treasury of Practice
Inspired by the Bodhisattva named Forest of Virtue from the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Ornament Scripture) of Mahayana Buddhism, we will ensure that peace and stability can grow in the world by strengthening our own commitment and capacity to Maintain the Treasury of Practice.
From the foundation methods of conscious breathing and mindfulness, through the relationship building techniques for deep listening and beginning anew, to the ethical affirmations of compassionate consuming, and the heart-centered wisdom of impermanence and interbeing, there is a vast wealth of Dharma in which we can find support, and through which we can support others. The key is that we actually train and practice in it.