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: Sept. 1 - Recitation and discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
To read the Trainings before our meeting, please go to:
Sept. 8 - The Third Foundation of Mindfulness This is part of a series of sessions focusing on the Satipattana Sutra, the Four Establishments of Mindfulness. If you wish to read more, the recommended book is Transformation and Healing by Thich Nhat Hanh. Sept. 15 - The Five Remembrances
Sept. 22 - Listening and Vulnerability
Sept. 29 - Day of Mindfulness (There will be no evening meeting today)
Time: 9:00 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, vegetarian potluck lunch, mindful movements/relaxation, and sharing.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck lunch.
There is no charge for this day of practice together, but donations to cover expenses will be gratefully accepted. 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.
Retreat registration is now open: Nov. 7 - 10 Our fall retreat at the American Bodhi Center with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. For information and registration please go to: https://www.mpchouston.org/annual-retreat-2019.html. There are some scholarship funds available. To request a scholarship, please fill out the online form on the registration page. The deadline for scholarship applications is Sept. 30.