Buddhist Prayers & Meditation with the Buddha of Compassion
Sundays in September, 10.30 – 11.30 am
At The CoWork Lab, 2500 Yale St, Houston Heights

Chanted prayers and meditations of Avalokiteshvara the Buddha of Compassion, combined with guided meditation on compassion for all beings.
We are so looking forward to spending time in prayer and meditation with members of the Houston community. No need to be a Buddhist to attend.
Open to the public | Everyone is welcome | Refreshments at 10 am| No charge.

Weekend workshops and special events on Meditation and Modern Buddhism

Half Day Meditation Retreat

THE HEIGHTS | Saturday Sept 9 | 10am-1pm
GALVESTON | Saturday Sept 23 | 2-5pm
More Information and Registration

THE HEIGHTS | Sunday Oct 8th | 4 – 6:30pm
This class will present some essential teachings on the practice Heart Jewel which is the daily meditation practice done by Kadampa Buddhists worldwide. Through this practice we can purify our mind of negativity, accumulate good fortune, and receive blessings of Buddha.

more info on heart jewel meditation workshop

Learn to Meditate Buddhist Meditation Workshop in Houston Heights and Galveston


THE HEIGHTS | Saturday Oct 14 | 10am-1pm

More Information on Learn to Meditate Course

Good Heart Happy Life Buddhist Meditation Retreat in Houston Heights and Galveston

Half Day Meditation Retreat

THE HEIGHTS | Saturday Nov 11 | 10am-1pm
GALVESTON | Saturday Oct 21 | 2-5pm
More info and sign up for this retreat

Peaceful Mind for the Holidays Buddhist Meditation Workshop in Houston Heights and Galveston

Meditation Workshop

THE HEIGHTS | Saturday Dec 9 | 10am-1pm
GALVESTON | Saturday Dec 16 | 2-5pm
More info and registration soon


Austin Kadampa Meditation event with Gen Rigpa

AUSTIN, TEXAS | SEPT 29 & 30 | With visiting National Spiritual Director Gen Rigpa

ARIZONA | FRI, NOV 3 – SUN NOV 5 | With Deputy Spiritual Director Gen-la Jampa

ALBUQUERQUE | DEC 1 – 3 | Annual Southwest Dharma Celebration – details coming soon


Every year NKT-IKBU organizes world wide Kadampa festivals on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. These include International Festivals, and National Festivals. These Buddhist Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

Fall Festival – October 6 – 12, Germany

Blessing empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion.At this festival, Gen-la Dekyong will explain the essential practices of training the mind (Lojong) based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book Universal Compassion. The practices of training the mind are exceptionally powerful methods for overcoming our delusions, especially our self-cherishing, and for gaining deep realizations of conventional and ultimate bodhichitta. In this way, we can attain the real meaning of our human life – enlightenment.

International Spring Festival – May 25 – 30 2018, England

Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten



International Summer Festival – July 27 – Aug 11 2018, England

Week 1 – Kadam Lamrim teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa Week 2 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong



International Fall Festival 2018, Portugal

Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Dates and Venue to be confirmed 




Our New Resident Teacher

Gen 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.


The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.

If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

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