Special Events

14:00:00 to 16:00:00

Open House

Drop by anytime to check out the Center! Members of our community will be around to meet you, answer any questions and offer a short tour and meditation.
Featured image for “Open House”

19:00:00 to 16:00:00

24 Hour Tara Retreat (with Center Cherishing)

In this retreat, we set aside 24 hours to make prayers and chant praises to Venerable Tara, a female wisdom Buddha. CLICK FOR TIMES!
Featured image for “24 Hour Tara Retreat (with Center Cherishing)”

14:00:00 to 17:00:00

Rising Above It All: The Power of Effort

Learn about the different types of effort and how they can help us abandon negativity and cultivate virtue. We will learn how to harness the power of effort to overcome obstacles, develop positive habits, and cultivate inner strength and resilience.
Featured image for “Rising Above It All: The Power of Effort”

16:00:00 to 20:00:00

Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully Class with Potluck Dinner

This course will explore the significance of living a purposeful life and approaching death with peace and acceptance.
Featured image for “Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully Class with Potluck Dinner”

00:00:00 to 00:00:00

Southwest Dharma Celebration 2024: Profound Wisdom

Profound Wisdom: The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri with Teachings on How to Understand the Mind. Western US National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Rigpa will grant the empowerment and give the main teachings.
Featured image for “Southwest Dharma Celebration 2024: Profound Wisdom”

06:30:00 to 17:30:00

Compassion Fasting Retreat

Join us for a very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred.
Featured image for “Compassion Fasting Retreat”

17:00:00 to 20:30:00

Movie Night: Life of Buddha

Join us for an enchanting evening commemorating Buddha’s Enlightenment Day with a captivating movie screening of “Life of Buddha.”
Featured image for “Movie Night: Life of Buddha”

14:00:00 to 17:00:00

Meditation for Stress Relief: A Beginners Guide to Finding Calm

Learn to quiet the mind, reduce anxiety, and cultivate a sense of calm in daily life.
Featured image for “Meditation for Stress Relief: A Beginners Guide to Finding Calm”

12:00:00 to 15:00:00

Center Cherishing

You can join in for the whole event or just a short portion. We schedule this Center Cherishing to fall between our weekly Prayers for World Peace and Wishfulfilling Jewel to allow y’all to participate in those events as well, if you are so inclined.
Featured image for “Center Cherishing”

19:30:00 to 21:00:00

Creating Harmony, Trust and Peace

Join us for an inspiring evening as we welcome Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, internationally-renowned ordained Buddhist teacher, to Houston! 
Featured image for “Creating Harmony, Trust and Peace”

14:00:00 to 17:00:00

Overcoming Anxiety

Are you seeking to alleviate and overcome stress and anxiety in your life?
Featured image for “Overcoming Anxiety”

10:00:00 to 11:30:00

Kindness of Mothers: A Special Mother’s Day Class and Brunch

This Mother’s Day we are hosting a heartwarming Buddhist course that celebrates the immense love and kindness of mothers. The course concludes with a delightful brunch.
Featured image for “Kindness of Mothers: A Special Mother’s Day Class and Brunch”

18:30:00 to 20:30:00

Intro to Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

Learn about our special annual retreat for creating merit, receiving blessings, and fulfilling our spiritual wishes.
Featured image for “Intro to Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat”

00:00:00 to 23:59:59

Self-guided Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

In this annual retreat we focus on two preliminary practices, accumulating merit (or positive energy), by making mandala offerings, and receiving powerful blessings by engaging in the Guru Yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa.
Featured image for “Self-guided Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat”

14:00:00 to 17:00:00

Anger Management: A Buddhist Perspective

Everyone can benefit from overcoming anger and embracing patience. Learn how it is done.
Featured image for “Anger Management: A Buddhist Perspective”

10:00:00 to 20:45:00

Celebration of Faith Retreat

A day to offer our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.
Featured image for “Celebration of Faith Retreat”

14:00:00 to 17:00:00

Discovering your Buddha Nature: Understanding Tantra

Learn the meditations and the foundational principles of Buddhist philosophy surrounding Tantric practice.
Featured image for “Discovering your Buddha Nature: Understanding Tantra”

12:30:00 to 14:30:00

Mala Making Workshop

Immerse yourself in the serene art of creating your own Buddhist Mal
Featured image for “Mala Making Workshop”