The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston (MPC-Houston) is a community of lay practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village). The community, formed originally under the name Dharma Rain, was founded in January 1997 by three members of the Order of Interbeing, (Tiep Hien Order.) The purpose of the sangha (a Sanskrit word for community) is to support each other in learning to live with awareness.

The practice of mindfulness helps alleviate suffering and allows us more joy in our lives. By practicing together, our mindfulness becomes more solid, relaxed, and joyful. We practice with understanding, openness, and a receptive heart. We welcome everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living regardless of race, ethnic or cultural origin, gender, religious practice, or sexual orientation.

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  • 4h ago · 6:00 PM

    Sunday evening program

    2 Members

    August 30  Beginning Anew: Finding Peace and Connection in Relationships To begin anew is to look deeply and honestly at ourselves, our past actions, speech, and... Learn more
  • August 16 · 6:00 PM

    Sunday evening program

    2 Members

    August 16  The Four Establishments of Mindfulness, Section V: Observation of the Objects of the Mind in the Objects of the Mind: “Overcoming Guilt and Fear” Please dress... Learn more
  • August 9 · 6:00 PM

    Sunday evening program

    4 Members

August 9  Recitation and discussion of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. To read the Trainings before our meeting, please go to: The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings |... Learn more
  • August 2 · 9:30 AM

    Day of Mindfulness

    8 Members | 5.00

    Enriching our Daily Lives with Mindfulness “No matter what you’re doing, you can choose to do it with your full presence, with mindfulness and concentration.”  Thich... Learn more
  • July 26 · 6:00 PM

    Sunday evening program

    6 Members

    The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at 1712 Fairview (rear building, please enter through the courtyard door). Our... Learn more
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