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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 14 Pews is sold out. UPDATE 9/12/17: The...

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Joy of Living Retreat – Calming the Mind

Posted by on Aug 5, 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 Best of Sharon Salzberg – Happy Birthday

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in News | Comments Off on The Best of Sharon Salzberg – Happy Birthday

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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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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Expanding our Circle of “We”

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Expanding our Circle of “We”

Expanding our Circle of “We”

The future of humanity depends on all of us spreading compassion and unity. Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley, a company that designs learning experiences and publishes teachings by the best authors in transformational education worldwide shares a powerful message in this short video. It’s a deeply personal video about a vision of the world that has inspired Vishen from a young age. A world where the whole of humanity is united as one, undivided by our ethnicities, our religion, our borders and our cultures, which is the vision and mission of Mindvalley. And it all starts with...

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Deep Listening Circle Houston

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in News, Retreats & Events | Comments Off on Deep Listening Circle Houston

Deep Listening Circle Houston

  Join a free “Deep Listening Circle” as part of the nationwide Healing Circle program twice a month at the Jung Center on Montrose. The open group engages in a mindful practice of deep listening by exploring how to attend to layers of thought, emotion, memory and image and how to make possible more direct and meaningful connections.  Click here for more information. Deep Listening Circle Meets on a Thursday, twice a month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm...

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