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.
Sabado septiembre 9
9:45 am - 11:15 am
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. Todo mundo es bienvenido y no es necesario tener experiencia previa para asistir. Para mas informacion favor de contactar Daniel Salazar. Los esperamos!
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 wonderful 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.
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.
5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, September 5-October 3, led by Lynn Murphy & Gayle Klaybor
The greatest gift you can give your child is yourself. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
this class combines a focus on the inner work and experience of parenting mindfully, with information and discussion regarding the needs and challenges of children throughout their developmental stages. Classes include experiential exercises to learn mindful parenting strategies.
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.
6 class series, from September 13 through October 25 with Henderson Smith on 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.
A series of 5 classes that serve as an introduction to Zen Meditation for beginners. The class is taught by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.