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Gems on Peace

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Gems on Peace

Gems on Peace

A Selection of Inspirational Quotes   “Change in the world comes from individuals, from the inner peace in individual hearts. Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” ~ H.H. Dalai Lama “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ H.H. Dalai Lama People kill and are killed because they cling too tightly to their own beliefs and...

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Compassionate Houston Week

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Compassionate Houston Week

Compassion Houston Week | April 22-29, 2017   A week-long celebration to highlight and grow Houston’s compassionate culture with workshops, service projects, festival booths, and creative ideas for cultivating compassion. The English Dharma group is honored to participate this year with a one hour metta meditation workshop and practice on April 23 in Kwan Yin Hall. Click here for more information. Kick-off festival at the new Levy Park with family friendly life performances and activities on Saturday, April 22 Workshops offered by various organizations throughout the...

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Summer Camp July 1-4

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in News, Retreats & Events | Comments Off on Summer Camp July 1-4

Summer Camp July 1-4

Summer Camp at the American Bodhi Center (ABC)   Mark your calendar for the American Bodhi Center 2017 Buddhist Youth Camp (2017 BYC) in July. This year’s theme is Compassion. Expect a week of fun activities on the beautiful grounds of ABC in Hempstead, TX, an hour north of Houston. Camp counselors, teachers, and volunteers put together a great program around the topic with team building activities, water balloon fights, friendship party, Hip Hop dancing, Buddhism classes, Arts&Crafts and more. The camp targets kids and teens from 11 to 18 years. For more information see BYC...

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Spring Retreats @ ABC in April&May

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Spring Retreats @ ABC in April&May

Seven Days (or less) Meditation Retreat at the American Bodhi Center Date: 4/15-21 | Check in 4/14 evening Topic:  Four Foundations of Mindfulness with a focus on “Body and Feelings”. Instructor:  Venerable Ji Ru, abbot of Mid-America Buddhist Association, an experienced meditation teacher.  Bi-lingual retreat (Chinese/English). Register: Registration form – please send to jadebuddhatx@gmail.com ASAP. The form includes 3 pages in total. 1st page – registration form | 2nd page – consent form. 3rd page is in Chinese only. Please click here for an English version.  Please...

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Metta Meditation Introduction&Practice 4/23

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Metta Meditation Introduction&Practice 4/23

In April, the English Dharma Group participates in Compassionate Houston Week and offers an introduction and practice of metta meditation on Sunday, April 23 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Compassionate Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a compassionate community in Houston. For the third year, a week-long event invites organizations across Houston to participate in various ways, from offering workshops, meditation sessions, special projects, a lively outdoor festival to name a few, all focused on showcasing a compassionate city. The English Dharma Group’s free 1...

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No To Hate

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in News | Comments Off on No To Hate

No To Hate

Jack Kornfield, author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers of introducing Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West shares his thoughts on the importance of compassion, love and kindness as antidote to ill-will and hate. “In these confusing and heated political times, there has been an increase in hate speech and action. In response, we need to rededicate ourselves and our society to the underlying principles of compassion, ethics and kindness. Buddhism teaches us there is only one way to foster individual and society-wide well-being: through universal respect,...

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