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: Jan. 6 - Recitation and discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
To read the Trainings before our meeting, please go to:
A continuation of our series on the Noble Eightfold Path to Transform Suffering
Jan. 20 - A reading from Old Path, White Cloud
Stories about the Buddha’s life and teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Jan. 27 - Day of Mindfulness "There is Something That Doesn’t Love a Wall" Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Location: Our Fairview Meeting Room
Join us for a full day of mindfulness that will include sitting and walking meditations, a Dharma talk (video of a talk by Brother Phap Luu during the Together We Are One retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery in August 2017), a vegetarian potluck lunch, mindful relaxation, and sharing.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch.
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.
There is no charge for this day of practice together, but donations to cover expenses will be gratefully accepted.
March 16 & 17, 2019 - Monastics from Magnolia Grove Monastery Monastics from Magnolia grove Monastery will visit us in Houston on March 16 - 17. Please plan to join us for these two days of mindful practice. Details on location and schedule of activities will be available early in 2019.