Welcome to West Houston Zen Center
Welcome to the Website for West Houston Zen Center!
The West Houston Zen Center, incorporated under the name of the Southwestern Son (Zen) Academy, is a non-profit Texas Corporation whose charter and membership is dedicated to proving the teachings
of Shakyamuni Buddha through Zen meditation and inquiry. The West Houston Zen Center is also home to Nam Son Sa Temple that supports the devotional practice of members in the traditional Korean
manner. The West Houston Center was established in 1986.
Winter Schedule 2014
Zen Meditation Sittings
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.*
Practice includes tea ceremony, chanting, mindful walking, two sittings, encouragement talk or reading
*Last Sunday of each month sittings begin at 8:00 a.m. and the practice continues to 10:30 a.m.
On Sundays we
also regularly have a silent tea ceremony and chanting practice (Heart Sutra in English, Great Dharani and others). Visitors and new or visiting Zen practitioners are always welcome! Please try to
come fifteen minutes early in order to get oriented.
Weekend retreat with Zen Master Dae Gak: Friday evening, 4/3 through Sunday midday 4/5, in Galveston, Texas.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00: All-Day Meditation practice. Vegetarian pizza lunch at Zen Center.
Asian New Years, Sunday, February 15, 2015: After our regular practice session, there will be a traditional ceremony in remembrance of the deceased and a festive lunch.
Saturday, April 11, 2015: Introduction to Zen Class, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: If you are interested in attending, please advise by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no events until next year
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