CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
This yearly ceremony honors everyone who has passed away, especially those who have passed away over the last year. During the ceremony we dedicate the merit to those who are at rest. We also dedicate the merit to those who may be ill at ease and unsettled.
Deepen meditation practice and gather the mind during this5-day intensive meditation practice led by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin. Sesshin begins Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. The hours Wednesday -Saturday are 5:30 am – 9:00 pm. Sesshin comes to an end after the ceremony of Buddha’s Enlightenment at noon on Sunday December 10. It is recommended that participants stay at the Center but commuting options are available. For more information...
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, the founder of San Francisco Zen Center. Lectures and discussion enrich every Zen practitioner's experience with the text.
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.
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