On Sunday, September 27th, we will have an Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness geared toward those who are beginners meditation.
We will have an introduction to sitting and walking meditation, and explanation of some of our regular weekly practices. Also, some of our long-time members will be sharing their experiences with mindfulness practice, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
Upcoming Event: We are preparing for our annual retreat: November 13 - 15 at the Heartland Country Inn near Brenham with Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. Early registration ends Oct. 13th. You can find more information under the "Files" section of the Meetup or on the MPCH website - www.mpchouston.org.
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.