April 6, 7, 8: Kosho McCall (above left), returning from India for a brief visit, and Sophie Dixon Dillo (above right), an artist and friend from Crestone Mountain Zen Center who is here for an opening of her work at Samara Gallery, are both staying in the Center this weekend. Mary Carol Edwards and Rev. Tim Schorre also attended the opening at the gallery along with Abbot Gaelyn (with camera).Read More
Sunday, April 3 10:45 - noon
Celebrate the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha with cake, chanting, flowers and a sweet ceremony. Everyone is welcome, children as well as adults. The ceremony begins shortly after the end of the Sunday dharma talk. The ceremony takes place in the garden, near the fountain. Can you see the little baby Buddha under the flowery canopy?
Rev. Seirin (Peaceful Forest) Tim Schorre, with left to right: President Tricia McFarlin, Abbot Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin, Seirin, and Rev. Yazan Dave Johnson, after the ceremony on Saturday March 11.Read More
Sunday, March 19 8:20-11:00 am
Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.
Sunday, February 12 8:20-11:00 am
Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.
February 14, beginning at 2 pm, the Center will be closed for the February retreat led by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi, Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center. The Center will reopen for the Sunday Dharma Talk, February 19 9:45 am, then close again until evening zazen at 6 pm.
The regular schedule resumes Sunday night, February 19, 6 pm.
Many members of the Zen Center attended the Women's March on Washington. With the banner designed by Jim Tiebout and the Abbot (Zen Women for Democracy), a group marched in DC; a group also took the banner to Austin where they were joined by other Zen practitioners. And many members marched in Houston. Everyone reports the event was inspiring and deeply moving.Read More
Please enjoy our wonderful newsletter created by Tricia.Read More
Saturday March 11, 4 pm.
The ceremony of Tokudo, Attaining the Way, will take place March 11. Senior member Tim Schorre, whose dharma name, Seirin, means Peaceful Forest, will receive ordination from Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.
Everyone is welcome to this auspicious ceremony.
Friday February 3, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Gyōshin (Walking in Faith) Dan Le will soon travel to California for a year of training with the Compassionate Service Society. Come celebrate the journey!
Sunday, February 12 8:20-11:00 am
Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, will lead us in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities.
Sunday January 8, 8:20-8:50 am
Join in the monthly Buddhist ceremony of reaffirming commitment to precepts as an ethical practice. The ceremony involves chanting, bowing and a call-and-response recitation of the 16 Bodhisattva precepts. Everyone is welcome!
Celebrate the New Year with meditation and refreshments.Read More
Please enjoy the December Calendar!Read More
Friends, More than ever the importance of hearing the dharma teachings of wisdom, compassion and skillful means is apparent in our world. Seeking clarity and peace, the many seekers who arrive at Zen Center are welcomed with warmth and friendship. Please consider helping match the funds that your Center has received to allow the purchase and installation of microphones and speakers to make the dharma talks more easily heard.Read More
Please enjoy the new calendar for November! There are lots of exciting events coming up this month including the walk to feed the hungry on Nov 12.Read More
Houston Zen Center has a new website! We hope the new site is approachable, and allows everyone to find the information they need.Read More