Mindfulness

Notes from Meditation classes by Stanley Merrill

Houston Groups

 

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Email updates to “stan@beingmindful.com”

Group Type
Dallas Buddhist Association Pure Land
Dawn Mountain Tibetan Buddhism
Dharmata Foundation – Houston Sangha Tibetan Buddhism – Anam Thubten
Diamond Way Buddhist Center, Clear Lake Tibetan (Karma Kagyu)
Diamond Way Buddhist Center, Houston Tibetan (Karma Kagyu)
Houston Buddhist Vihara Theravada
Houston Shambhala Meditation Center Tibetan Buddhist, and Shambhala Training (secular).
Houston Zen Community Zen
Insight Meditation, Houston Theravada
Insight Meditation, Citta 101 Therevada
International Buddhist Progress Society Chinese
Jade Buddha Temple Chinese, Mahayana
KTC Meditation and Study Group Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Ligmincha Texas Institute Tibetan (Bon)
Linh Son Pagoda Vietnamese
Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston Thich Nhat Hanh
Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas Japanese
Phap Luan Buddhist Culture Center Vietnamese
Phat Quang Pagoda Vietnamese
Southwest Chogye International Zen Academy Son /Korean Zen
Texas Buddhist Council General
Thubten Rinchen Ling Tibetan(Gelug)
Tu Bi Quan Bao Tang Temple Mahayana (Vietnamese)
University of Houston Buddhism Assocation student Buddhism group
University of Houston Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness Group
Vietnam Buddhist Center Vietnamese
Vipassana Meditation Theravada
Wat Buddhavas of Houston Thai
Dallas Buddhist Association
Type: Pure Land
Contact: ?
Telephone: (972) 234-4401
Website: www.cyberramp.net/~dba/
Email: ?
Address: 515 Apollo Road, Richardson, TX 75081
Comment: “under supervision of Venerable Chin Kung at Hwa Dzan Pure Land Learning Center in Taiwan
Schedule: ?
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Dawn Mountain
Type: Tibetan Buddhism
Contact: Anne Klein
Telephone: 713-630-0354
Website: www.dawnmountain.org/
Email: info@dawnmountain.org
Address: 2010 Naomi Street, Suite A, Houston, TX 77054
Comment: Tibetan, nonsectarian emphasis on sutric & Dzogchen traditions; Tibetan Temple, Community Center, and Research Institute.
Schedule: For detail, please see http://www.dawnmountain.org/
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Dharmata Foundation – Houston Sangha
Type: Tibetan Buddhism
Contact: Stan Merrill
Telephone: ?
Website: www.dharmata.org
Email: stan@beingmindful.com
Address: ?
Comment: We meet one Sunday a month. We are a peer lead group. We meditate and then discuss a monthly reading. We choose books that a relevant to mindfulness practice. The group was started by Anam Thubten and we also follow his teachings and go to his retreats in Austin.
Schedule: Meet once a month on a Sunday. Please contact us if you want to be on our distribution list and attend.
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Diamond Way Buddhist Center, Clear Lake
Type: Tibetan (Karma Kagyu)
Contact: ?
Telephone: (281) 480-2121
Website: www.diamondway.org/texas/index.html
Email: clearlake at diamondway.org
Address: 1611 Dakota St., League City, Texas
Comment: “Under the direction of Lama Ole Nydahl, Diamond Way Buddhist Centers USA.
Schedule:
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Diamond Way Buddhist Center, Houston
Type: Tibetan (Karma Kagyu)
Contact: Michael Williams
Telephone: 713) 864-7868
Website: www.diamondway.org/texas/index.html
Email: houstonheights at diamondway.org
Address: 1822 Mill Creek Dr., Houston TX 77008
Comment: “Meetings consist of a short teaching, discussion, and meditation. Everyone
Schedule:
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Houston Buddhist Vihara
Type: Theravada
Contact: ?
Telephone: (713) 944-1334
Website: www.houstonbuddhist.freeservers.com
Email: ?
Address: 8727 Radio Road, Houston TX 77075
Comment: “Two Theravada monks in residence.
Schedule:
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Houston Shambhala Meditation Center
Type: Tibetan Buddhist, and Shambhala Training (secular).
Contact: none
Telephone: ?
Website: www.shambhala.org/center/houston/
Email: dharma@airmail.net
Address: 6124 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77005. In a house between Rice and University Blvds.
Comment: Offers meditation instruction and group practice, supporting the paths of Shambhala Training and Vajrayana Buddhism, as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Schedule: Please check our web site for details of our regular practice schedule and forthcoming events.
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Houston Zen Community
Type: Zen
Contact: Eric Arbiter
Telephone: 713-869-6266
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: ?
Comment: A lay sangha supporting Zen practitioners from diverse lineages, with emphasis on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn and Shunryu Suzuki.
Schedule: ?
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Insight Meditation, Houston
Type: Theravada
Contact: Ginger Clarkson
Telephone: 713.528.3905.
Website: www.insighthouston.org
Email: MeditationHouston@gmail.com
Address: We meet at First Uniteraian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin St.
Houston Tx.  77004
Comment: “Lay Vipassana, Theravada lineage
Schedule:  Every Monday From 7 pm to 8:30 pm
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Insight Meditation, Citta 101
Type: Therevada
Contact: Mary Rees
Telephone: 713-662-2743
Website: www.citta101.org
Email: mary@citta101.org
Address: 2650 Fountainview, Suite 210.
Comment: “Affiliation: Insight Meditation Society,
Schedule:
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International Buddhist Progress Society
Type: Chinese
Contact: ?
Telephone: 281-495-3100
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: 11810-A Bellaire Blvd.
Comment: ?
Schedule: Regular Sunday programs. Special programs for Cantonese speaking people. Call for schedule.
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Jade Buddha Temple
Type: Chinese, Mahayana
Contact: ?
Telephone: 281-498-1616
Website: www.jadebuddha.org
Email: ?
Address: 6969 Westbranch Drive, Houston, TX 77072
Comment: Near Bellaire and Dairy Ashford
Schedule: Regular Sunday programs (Chinese and English), dharma discussion, meditation instruction Sundays and by arrangement.See website for event announcements in Chinese and English
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KTC Meditation and Study Group
Type: Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Contact: Patti Terranella
Telephone: 713-442-0451
Website: ?
Email: PATerranella@Kelsey-Seybold.com
Address: 4040 Milam, Houston, TX
Comment: Affiliated w/ Karma Triyana Dharmacharkra, North American seat for the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu sect.
Schedule: Each Wednesday we offer Movement and Meditation classes- at 6:30 there is an expressive movement NIA class. At 7:30 Meditation and Study.
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Ligmincha Texas Institute
Type: Tibetan (Bon)
Contact: M. Alejandro Chaoul
Telephone: 713-621-7430
Website: www.LigminchaTexas.org
Email: info@LigminchaTexas.org
Address: 4219 Richmond Ave. Suite #216
Comment: “Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Schedule:
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Linh Son Pagoda
Type: Vietnamese
Contact: ?
Telephone: 409-927-1862
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: 2nd Street at Avenue M, Dickinson
Comment: ?
Schedule: ?
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Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston
Type: Meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Order of Interbeing
Contact:
Telephone:
Website: http://www.mpchouston.org/
Email: Mindfulness_Houston@yahoo.com
Address: 1712 Fairview (rear building)
Comment: The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston is a community of lay practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. 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.
Schedule:  Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – check our website for current programs
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Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas
Type: Japanese
Contact: ?
Telephone: 713-741-1318
Website: www.nichiren-shu.org/Houston
Email: nbstx@sbcglobal.net
Address: 4360 Graduate Circle, P. O. Box 14048, Houston, TX 77221-4048
Comment: “Affiliated with the Nichiren Order of North America and the Nichiren Shu school of Buddhism. Our minister is Rev. Ryuoh Michael Faulconer of the Nichiren Buddhist Temple of Portland.
Schedule:
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Phap Luan Buddhist Culture Center
Type: Vietnamese
Contact: ?
Telephone: ?
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: 13913 South Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77045.
Comment: ?
Schedule: ?
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Phat Quang Pagoda
Type: Vietnamese
Contact: ?
Telephone: ?
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: 701 Arizona St. in SE Houston
Comment: ?
Schedule: ?
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Southwest Chogye International Zen Academy
Type: Son /Korean Zen
Contact: Craig Learned
Telephone: (713)467-0998 (English), (713)467-0997 (Korean)
Website: www.io.com/~snewton/zen/
Email: snewton@io.com
Address: 1375 Bunkerhill, Houston, TX 77055.
Comment: ?
Schedule: Sittings daily. Beginners welcome
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Texas Buddhist Council
Type: General
Contact: ?
Telephone: 281-469-7277
Website: www2.cs.uh.edu/~tihuang/tbc/mission.htm
Email: TexasBuddhistCouncil@hotmail.com
Address: ?
Comment: For 2005 President is Achan Maha Prachan Kamchan, Vice-Presidents – Ven. Hung-I Shih, Ven. Giac Dang Jotika, Ven. Huyen Viet, Bhante B. Rahula and David Teoh as Secretary/Treasurer. Tel: 281-469-7277
Schedule: ?
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Thubten Rinchen Ling
Type: Tibetan(Gelug)
Contact: ?
Telephone: (281) 495-6556 or (281) 564-3620
Website: www.thubtenrinchenling.org
Email: trldharma@yahoo.com
Address: 10726 Carvel Lane, Houston, Texas, 77072 – 2720
Comment: “Geshe Yeshe Phelgye
Schedule:
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Tu Bi Quan Bao Tang Temple
Type: Mahayana (Vietnamese)
Contact: ?
Telephone: ?
Website: ?
Email: ?
Address: 16827 Mueschke Road, Cypress, TX 77433
Comment: ?
Schedule: ?
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University of Houston Buddhism Assocation
Type: student Buddhism group
Contact: Julie Chisholm (English Department)
Telephone: (713) 812-1628
Website: ?
Email: jochis@ix.netcom.com
Address: Bruce Religion Center Room 204
Comment: ?
Schedule: Weekly meditation sessions on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1 pm
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University of Houston Mindfulness Meditation
Type: Mindfulness Meditation
Contact: David Dumonde
Telephone: (713)-743-7121
Website: http://uh.edu/wellness/mindfulness
Email: ddumonde@uh.edu
Address: UH Wellness Center
Comment: ?
Schedule: Every Thursday at 12:00 noon
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Vietnam Buddhist Center
Type: Vietnamese
Contact: Thich Nguyen Hanh
Telephone: (281) 575-0910
Website: www.vnbc.org
Email: info@vnbc.org
Address: 10002 Synott Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Comment: open everyday from 7 AM to 9:30 PM
Schedule: “Sunday starting at 11:30 AM
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Vipassana Meditation
Type: Theravada
Contact: ?
Telephone: (214) 521-5258
Website: www.dhamma.org
Email: vip@onramp.net
Address: P.O. BOX 190248, Dallas, TX 75219
Comment: “S.N. Goenka connection
Schedule:
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Wat Buddhavas of Houston
Type: Thai
Contact: Pracham Kamchan
Telephone: (281) 820-3255
Website: ?
Email: buddhavas@pdq.net
Address: 6007 Spindle Dr., Houston, TX 77086-3930.
Comment: The school teaches Thai language, Thai classical dance., Thai boxing, Thai music-Khim (a tring instrument).
Schedule: Daily meditation from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
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