Ongoing Programs

Dharma Talk 4/2 Barbara Homann

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Dharma Talk 4/2 Barbara Homann

The Three Jewels and Five Precepts   Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels and Taking the Five Precepts is often considered as the “official” training practice in becoming a Buddhist; it provides an opportunity for seasoned practitioners to retake Refuge and all or some of the Precepts (Ceremony scheduled for May 7). Barbara’s talk introduces the significance of the Three Jewels and provides an introduction to the Five...

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Dharma Talk 4/9 Reverend Seido

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Dharma Talk 4/9 Reverend Seido

A Dynamic Balance of Faith, Practice, and Study – Nicheren Buddhism   Reverend Seido Francavilla, a Buddhist monk for over 50 years, was the first non-Japanese monk in the history of Japan ordained in the Nicheren sho shu sect. Over his lifetime, he studied with numerous Buddhist schools and visited over 30 countries sharing the word of the Buddha. As the only Buddhist monk, he is a proud member of the Houston Police Department Chaplain Corps, a member of the Crisis Chaplaincy of Texas and the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTS). In addition, Rev Seido has been active in...

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Dharma Talk 4/16 Josten Ma

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Dharma Talk 4/16 Josten Ma

Mindfulness Meditation   Josten Ma recently led a 4 weeks class on Mindfulness in Urban Living at Jade Buddha Temple. In his Dharma talk titled “Nuts & Bolts of Mindfulness Meditation,” he presents an experience sharing with practical tips on Mindfulness Meditation. A healthy dose of supplement to what you know or always wanted to know about meditation. The interactive talk is geared toward beginners and experienced...

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Dharma Talk 4/23 Daniel Strain

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Dharma Talk 4/23 Daniel Strain

Impermanence   “Practitioners have always understood impermanence as the cornerstone of Buddhist teachings and practice. All that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped or held onto. When we don’t fully appreciate this simple but profound truth we suffer, as did the monks who descended into misery and despair at the Buddha’s passing. When we do, we have real peace and understanding, as did the monks who remained fully mindful and calm. As far as classical Buddhism is concerned, impermanence is the number one inescapable, and essentially painful,...

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Dharma Talk 4/30 V Katapunno

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Dharma Talk 4/30 V Katapunno

The Buddha and His Teachings   Venerable Katapunno continues the study on Buddha’s teachings and his life, following Venerable Narada Mahathera’s book “The Buddha and His Teachings.” The in-depth and interactive study group is enjoyed by seasoned practitioners; beginners are welcome. A free PDF is available on our website under Free Downloads and allows you to re-visit previous chapters. This Sunday, the class will continue to learn about the complex topic of Rebirth in Chapter 29 | “What is it that is...

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Saturday Retreat

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Saturday Retreat

One Day Insight Meditation Retreat | Saturday retreat conducted by Venerable Katapunno | Sitting and walking meditation followed by a Dharma Talk & Discussion. 9:00 am- 4:00 pm American Bodhi Center 29123 Mellmann Rd. Hempstead, TX 77445 | Map and Direction Bring your own bag lunch | Everyone is welcome to attend | Please call before you head out and let us know you will attend. 979-921-6969 – Visit Insight Meditation Group for more...

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