CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
Saturday September 2
9 am - 3 pm
Shinji Mary Carol Edwards, a lay dharma-entrusted teacher of Houston Zen Center, leads a day of sitting and walking meditation. The day includes a dharma talk and mindful oryoki lunch. 9 am - 3 pm. If this is your first one-day sitting, please contact the Tanto/Head of Practice, Louise Dreyfus at email@example.com.
UPCOMING CLASSES & RETREATS
Classes at Houston Zen Center are taught by the Abbot, Gaelyn Godwin, and by senior members of HZC. There is a modest charge for classes but scholarships are readily available. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Send questions about scholarships or costs to the office.
Classes are open to everyone and are generally designed for all levels of practice experience from beginners to experienced meditators, unless otherwise specified in the class description.
If you are new to Zen or meditation, please come to the one–hour introduction on the first Wednesday of each month. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Kosen Brian Burrell, certified Yoga instructor and long-time Zen meditator, teaches a series of 6 classes that explore the close relationship between yoga postures and sitting meditation. Minimum of 8 participants guarantees the class.
August 28 - October 2, 2017 (No class Labor Day, September 4) 6:30 - 8:30 pm
A class on Bodhidharma, whose teachings are at the source of Zen.
Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Buddha's teaching on sudden illumination fro India to China circa 530 ce and is identified as the twenty-eighth ancestor or successor to the transmission of the dharma (teaching, law, way) descending from Gautama Buddha, and the first ancestor in China. All Zen temples trace their lineage from Bodhidharma.
A series of 5 classes that serve as an introduction to Zen Meditation for beginners. The class is taught by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.