Parmita Derden: Kshanti

Parmita Derden, senior member of HZC, corporate secretary of the Board of Directors of HZC, member of the Personnel Committee and the Finance Committee, and overseer of the budget of HZC gives the Dharma Talk on Sunday, August 20th 2017.

Gayle Klaybor: Being Human

Jika (Earth Song) Gayle Klaybor, member of the Board of Directors of HZC, student of the Way of Flowers (Ikebana), parent, and psychotherapist in private practice gives the Dharma Talk on Sunday, August 13th, 2017.

Kenkai Brandon Lamson: Creativity

 Brandon Lamson

Brandon Lamson

Brandon Lamson gives the Dharma Talk at the one day sitting on July 15th, 2017.

Brandon Lamson, whose dharma name Kenkai means Inkstone Ocean, is a senior member of HZC and a poet.  He teaches literature and creative writing in the Honors College at the University of Houston. He is a co-founder of both the Houston Dharma Punx and the Houston Meditation Society.  Currently, he teaches meditation classes at the University of Houston, BIG Power Yoga, and Define Living.  His book Starship Tahiti won the Juniper Prize in Poetry. He is currently finishing a second collection of poems titled Mountains Walking, and a memoir about prison teaching titled Caged.