CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
Celebrate the New Year with meditation and tea. Sitting will begin at 9:00 p.m. and continue until just after midnight. We will begin with a 30-minute period of meditation, followed by walking meditation for 10 minutes. This will be followed by another 30-minute period of Zazen/sitting meditation.
8:45pm Doors open
9:00pm Zazen/meditation begins
Coming and going: You are welcome to come and go throughout the evening - you may stay for the entire evening, or just join one period of meditation to include in your end-of-year activities.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9 am - 3 pm
A day of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk by Heido Judson Dunn, the Vice President and Membership Director of HZC, and mindful oryoki lunch. 9 am - 3 pm.
5-Day Intensive Retreat with Tenshin Reb Anderson. February 13-18, 2018.
Led by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi
Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center and Founder of Houston Zen Center
February 13-18, 2018
One person's life is inseparable from the lives of all living beings and all buddhas. Each action, each pivotal moment, is the expression of our life.
This retreat will explore this inconceivably wonderful life of all Buddhas, of all beings. Join the retreat to hear the teachings of this distinguished teacher.
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. In December it is the second Wednesday of the month. In all other months it is on the first Wednesday. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
A series of 5 classes that serve as an introduction to Zen Meditation for beginners. The class is taught by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.
6 Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm
January 2 - February 6, 2018
Taught by Sengetsu Tricia McFarlin
Designed for those who have taken the Introduction to Meditation series of courses and other practitioners, this class is centered around Not Always So, Ed Brown's collection of lectures by Suzuki Roshi.
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 segundo 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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