CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
March 3 - April 23, 2018 First Module
For meditators who want to enter Zen deeply, to investigate the mind of daily life, Houston Zen Center offers Entering the Path of Practice (EPP), an advanced program of guided exploration, study and training.
Entering the Path of Practice is organized as three eight-week-long modules, each module emphasizing one of the three treasures: BUDDHA (great teachers and practitioners of the Way), DHARMA (teachings and practice) and SANGHA (the community of practitioners).
Select the title above to go to more information and an application form.
A series of 5 classes that serve as an introduction to Zen Meditation for beginners. The class is taught by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
A day of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk by Seirin Tim Schorre, a Zen Priest, former president and head of practice of HZC. The day includes mindful oryoki lunch. 9 am - 4 pm. If this is your first one-day sitting, please contact the Head of Practice, Glen Duval.
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.
4 Tuesdays, February 20-March 13, 6:30-8:30 pm. Taught by Jika Gayle Klaybor & Kenkai Brandon Lamson
An intensive opportunity to develop the understanding and experience of the interdependent relationship of loving-kindness and wisdom.
5 Mondays - 6:30-8:30 pm
March 5 - April 2, 2018
Taught by Sengetsu Tricia McFarlin
The subject of this class is the teaching of the well-known Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck compiled in her modern-day masterpiece, Everyday Zen.
6 class series, beginning March 14. The six dates are: March 14, 21, 28 and April 11, 18, 25.. Join master teacher Henderson Smith in the practice of Mind-Body-Breath training. A personal practice for self-care and deepening meditation.
-Improve your health with Movement.
-Enhance the quality of your life with Mindfulness.
-Activate your capacity for self-improvement with the Power of Breath
Henderson Smith – is a Conscious Living Coach, Holistic Work-site Wellness Consultant and is IITQC & NQA certified to teach Qigong and Tai Chi. He is a 2nd degree black belt in Seibu-do Martial Arts and is a member of the International Association of Martial Arts and Oriental Medicine.
Dharma en Español
Los invitamos a que nos acompañen cada mes para expandir la conversación, sumergirnos en la practica de meditación, las formaciones Zen, y como el Dharma es pertinente en nuestras vidas el primer sábado del mes, 9:45 am - 11:15 am. Para mas informacion favor de contactar Daniel Salazar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Los esperamos!
LGBTQ Meditation Group
Join us in creating a space for LGBTQ meditators, We will have 20 minutes of meditation followed by discussion, and meet monthly. We are currently reading the book by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, The Way of Tenderness, so if you have a copy please bring it. We will meet the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm.
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