CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
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.
March 3 - April 23, 2018 First Trimester
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.
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 (email@example.com). 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.
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.
A series of 5 classes that serve as an introduction to Zen Meditation for beginners. The class is taught by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin with the assistance of Joy Tober.
4 Mondays, February 4-26, 6:30-8:30 pm. Taught by Jitsudo Tom Biddle
Designed for those who have taken the introduction to Zen Meditation series and for other practitioners with an interest in exploring the strikingly innovative, and challenging, re-conception of Buddhist thought brought about by the thirteenth century founder of the Soto Zen school in Japan. This series will examine Dōgen Zenji's writings from the very early part of his teaching career, which were precursors for both the monastic practice he established and the voluminous texts he authored over the next 15 years.
6 Mondays - 6:30-8:30 pm
February 19 - March 26, 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.
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