CLASSES & EVENTS
This is a listing of current and future events and classes at
Houston Zen Center that is updated regularly.
Saturday October 28
9 am - 3 pm
A day of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk by visiting teacher Zen Priest Hondo Rutschman, and mindful oryoki lunch. 9 am - 3 pm. If this is your first one-day sitting, please contact the Head of Practice, Glen Duval.
Hondo Rutschman is a licensed counselor, author and parent. He trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the largest Zen monastery in the West.
Join us for a day of compassionate action! We will be walking to support Buddhist Global Relief's global initiatives to combat hunger and empower women.
Come and join us Saturday November 4th! Join the Houston team here, and your friends can sponsor your walk to raise funds to Feed the hungry. Just follow the prompts to create your own account.
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.
5 Tuesdays: October 31 - November 28
Taught by Audrey Charlton and Laura Hopps, members of the Board of Directors of HZC.
We invite you to explore with us what Buddhism is all about at its core. As Steve Hagen recounts, "It is said that when the Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single word, he said 'awareness'."
If you are new to Zen or meditation, please come to the one–hour introduction on the first Wednesday of each month - except in December when it is the second Wednesday of the month. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
If you are new to Zen or meditation, please come to the one–hour introduction. In December when 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.
Notifications via FB Messenger
If you would like to sign up for notifications via facebook messenger, or just start a non-real time chat, click below.