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Drop in Meditation Classes in Houston, Montrose, The Heights and The Woodlands

Each class consists of guided meditation, a talk on an aspect of meditation and buddhist thought, and an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Great for beginners as well as those with some experience. Classes are self-contained so you can drop in to an individual class or attend the whole series. Everyone is welcome! A great opportunity to learn how to meditate and to integrate a meditation practice into your daily life. Meditation classes for everyone.

All classes for the month of September are by donation, due to the hurricane. No Regular Class fee. Just drop in – no need to sign up in advance. At other times classes are $10/class or $35 for a 4 class pass.


Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
The CoWork Lab, 2500 Yale St

With American Buddhist nun, Gen Norden
Try a new direction in your life and find a path to happiness with meditation and modern Buddhism. Learn how Buddha’s teachings offer essential practical advice for a happy and meaningful life. 
These classes are based on the book How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Everyone is welcome. Just drop in.
Transforming Relationships with Buddhist Meditation | Aug 7 – Aug 28 | (4 weeks)
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety | Sept 11 – Oct 2 | (4 weeks)
Free Your Mind | Oct 16 – Oct 30 | (3 weeks)
A Modern Spiritual Life | Nov 6 – 27 | (4 weeks)
Wisdom for a Happy Life | Dec 4 – 18 | (3 weeks)
Class break weeks (or no class for public holidays) Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25. Check in for alternative events on some of these dates.

NEW: Sundays, 10.30 – 11.45am
Advice for a Happy Life w/ Prayers for World Peace.
The CoWork Lab, 2500 Yale St, The Heights.  

With Kadampa Teacher Rusty Smith.
These Sunday classes are comprised of a simple Buddhist teaching, two guided meditations, and conclude with dedication prayers and wishes for peace in our world. Suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Just drop in.

“Our job is to pray for world peace – anytime, anywhere. With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely. Our job is to pray.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, given at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006

Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:00pm | Begins Oct 10
Creative Crossings Studio, 16305 Kensington Dr., Suite 270 

Meditations for a Good Heart | Oct 10–24  | (3 weeks)
Awakening the Buddha Within | Oct 31–Nov 14 | (3 weeks) (Class break Nov 21 and 29)
Wisdom for a Happy Life | Dec 5 – 12 | (2 weeks)

With American Buddhist nun, Gen Norden
Everyone is welcome. Just drop in.

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30pm
Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1370 North Millbend Drive

This class resumes Sept 6 see you then!
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety| Sept 6 – 30 | (4 weeks)
Meditations for a Good Heart | Oct 4, 18, 25 | (3 weeks) (Class break Oct 11)
Awakening the Buddha Within | Nov 1 – 15 | (3 weeks) (Class break Nov 22 and 29)
Wisdom for a Happy Life | Dec 6 – 13 | (2 weeks)

With American Buddhist nun, Gen Norden
Everyone is welcome. Just drop in.


nordensqaure-lightenedGen Kelsang Norden is a senior ordained teacher of Modern Buddhism. She was requested by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to teach at Kadampa Meditation Center in Houston. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1994, Gen Norden has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for over 20 years. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the precious dharma of Modern Buddhism with such an experienced practitioner.


Rusty Smith is a student of the renowned Buddhist teacher and author Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and a representative of Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC) Houston.




Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. At KMC Houston, we respect all people and are happy to help anyone, regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing in particular, just yourself; though you can bring a pen and notepad if you want to take notes.

How should I dress for class?
Dress in the best representation of yourself!

Do I need to bring a yoga mat or anything like that?
No. Chairs are provided.

How can I contact you directly with other questions?
713.936.4113 or info@meditationinhouston.org 🙂

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