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Walk With Me-Film Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in News, Retreats & Events | Comments Off on Walk With Me-Film Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk With Me-Film Thich Nhat Hanh

A wonderful film featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village monastic community will be privately screened in Houston for a limited time, and you are invited to be part of this mindfulness community event! (more important info below)Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, “Walk With Me” takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness. The first screening at the 24 Pews is sold out. Take advantage of a...

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The River of Awakening Retreat

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The River of Awakening Retreat

Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston Retreat American Bodhi Center, Hempstead, TX October 12-15 Registration is open for the Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston’s fall retreat with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. More information and online registration are available at http://www.mpchouston.org/retreat.html The Center follows the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Michael lived as a monk for seven years in Plum Village, France, and has worked intimately with Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community to organize, support and offer meditation retreats around the...

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Houston Walk to Feed the Hungry 2017

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Houston Walk to Feed the Hungry 2017

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Walk to Feed The Hungry… Mark your calendar Nov 4 Founded by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi and others, the mission of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) is to provide relief to the poor and needy throughout the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Each year, people in various US cities come together to walk and /or donate to this noble cause. This year’s walk will again at the Houston Zen Center at 1605 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008. We will walk along the Heights Esplanade Trail on Heights Boulevard, a beautiful setting for a walk of compassion...

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The Best of Sharon Salzberg – Happy Birthday

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The Best of Sharon Salzberg – Happy Birthday

Sharon Salzberg, one of the best known Western Buddhist teacher is celebrating her birthday this weekend. As a Buddhist teacher and author, Sharon has served as a spiritual friend to so many, providing guidance in the cultivation of loving-kindness, faith, and happiness. Lion’s Roar is honoring Sharon by sharing her biography, her teachings, numerous quotes, and books. Read on for more.   Giving up, giving in, just plain giving — Sharon Salzberg says that’s the truly transformative experience. Generosity opens our heart, frees us from attachment and is the basis of all good...

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Joy of Living Retreat – Calming the Mind

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in News, Retreats & Events | Comments Off on Joy of Living Retreat – Calming the Mind

Joy of Living Retreat – Calming the Mind

    Tergar Houston is a small Buddhist community in Houston, following  Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. They are offering a beautiful workshop this Fall.   Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation Workshop With Senior Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley Houston, Texas USA Date(s): Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Dominican Sister’s of Houston.   In this weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The...

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The Four Layers of Consciousness

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in News | Comments Off on The Four Layers of Consciousness

The Four Layers of Consciousness

Abhidharma, Buddhism’s map of the mind, is sometimes treated as a topic of merely intellectual interest. In fact, says Thich Nhat Hanh, identifying the different elements of consciousness, and understanding how they interact, is essential to our practice of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh, renowned Zen Master and poet, shares the importance of the Four Layers of Consciousnesses (mind consciousness, sense consciousness, store consciousness, and manas) in simple terms. The Vietnamese Zen Master Thuong Chieu said, “When we understand how our mind works, our practice becomes easy.” To understand our...

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