NEW: Sunday Morning Meditation Class w/ Prayers for World Peace.
Advice for a happy and meaningful life. 

Sundays, 10.30 – 11.45am
The CoWork Lab, 2500 Yale St, The Heights. 
This class consists of a guided meditation with prayers for cultivating inner peace. Suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Just drop in. $10/class
By learning to cherish others we can experience greater peace of mind and help establish world peace in general. Through contemplating these prayers compiled by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from traditional sources, we learn to cherish others. If everyone sincerely prays to be able to cherish others, then gradually through the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world.

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 4 |
More info and sign up for this retreat

Things to be Thankful For Dinner

Sunday Nov 19 | 4 – 6 pm | Details and sign up coming soon

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


Special event in Austin with Gen-la Jampa Clarity of Mind Retreat Oct 21

AUSTIN, TEXAS | OCT 21 | With visiting Deputy Spiritual Director Gen-la Jampa

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.. Next Week!!! 

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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