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The Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston (MPC-Houston) is a community of lay practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village). The community, formed originally under the name Dharma Rain, was founded in January 1997 by three members of the Order of Interbeing, (Tiep Hien Order.) The purpose of the sangha (a Sanskrit word for community) is to support each other in learning to live with awareness.

The practice of mindfulness helps alleviate suffering and allows us more joy in our lives. By practicing together, our mindfulness becomes more solid, relaxed, and joyful. We practice with understanding, openness, and a receptive heart. We welcome everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living regardless of race, ethnic or cultural origin, gender, religious practice, or sexual orientation.

Weekly Sittings

SUNDAY 6:00–8:00 PM
Our usual weekly meeting begins with an hour of sitting and walking meditation followed by incense offering and chanting. The program following meditation varies among Mindfulness Trainings recitation, discussion of a selected text, listening to a Dharma talk on tape by Thich Nhat Hanh, or an occasional special ceremony.
When coming for the first time, please contact us at as the schedule is subject to change.

Upcoming Free Public Talk
with Michael Ciborski

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30pm by Dharma Teacher Michael Ciborski at the Spectrum Center. 
Topic: to be announced

Upcoming Retreat with
Michael Ciborski

Thursday 5pm–Sunday 1pm
October 17–20,2013
Topic: “Wide Awake: Developing meditative concentration and insight in daily life
For more information click here. Or download the Registration Form.