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Buu Mon Buddhist Temple
We hold weekly evening meditation in our temple. Annual ceremonies include Maghapuja, Vesak, Parent’s Day, Children’s Festival, Kathina, and Vietnamese New Year.
address: 2701 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640 phone: (409) 982-9319 FAX: (409) 985-3749 lineage: Vietnamese Theravada spiritual head: Rev. Bhante Huyen Viet, Resident Teacher AFFILIATION: Autonomous facilities: Temple
meditation program: Weekly meditation group, one evening a week. Call for times.
Houston Buddhist Vihara
Sunday Dharma School is held once a month in Austin. We celebrate Vesak in May, Sinhalese New Year in April, Kathina in October, Western New Year (January) and Chinese New Year in February. Our meditation group meets once a week and has about fifteen members. address: 8727 Radio Road, Houston,
TX 77075 PHONE: (713) 944-1334 FAX: (713) 943-1417 lineage: Sinhalese, Vietnamese spiritual heads: Ven. Kamburagalle Nanda, Ven. Basnagoda Rahula, and Ven. Ratnaguna (Buu Due) facilities: New building on Radio Road includes library and bookstore. meditation program: Weekly evening service with meditation; daily morning service; Sunday service and Sunday school. Call for times. publications: Annual newsletter.
Insight Meditation Dallas
Insight Meditation Dallas offers an ongoing informal program of weekly sittings, monthly dharma discussion groups, occasional days of mindfulness, community dinners, and two silent weekend retreats each year. Our purpose is to foster the practice of Vipassana (Insight) meditation in Dallas and North Texas. address: PO Box 781632, Dallas,
TX 75378 PHONE: (214) 351-3789 e-mail: lvw@metronet. com lineage: Vipassana Meditation
AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1992 facilities: Rented facilities. meditation program: Weekly sittings, monthly dharma discussion groups. retreats offered: “Days of Mindful - ness.” Two weekend retreats yearly. publications: Occasional newsletter.
Insight Meditation Houston
Insight Meditation Houston was founded in 1985 by Rodney Smith, a teacher in-
PHONES: (972) 445-1646 (Viet), (214) 832-5961 (English)
FAX: (972) 579-1527 lineage: Vietnamese Theravada spiritual heads: Ven. Thich Phan Nhan. Ven. Dr. Khantidhammo Ma - hathero, Abbot contact: Sucarita Metta Jon Maslow, Chaplain
affiliation: Vietnamese Theravada Buddhist Sangha facilities: Monastery and temple. meditation program: Vipassana meditation and metta bhavana (loving-kind - ness meditation) on Sundays. retreats offered: On request.
Phap Luan Buddhist Culture Center
spired by his years as a monk in Asia and as a yogi at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. After two years he left Houston, and we have had to be a light unto ourselves ever since; a circumstance not without its advantages. Each month a different moderator conducts the weekly meetings consisting of an hour’s sitting and walking meditation and an hour’s spoken program. Beginning classes are offered at no charge, and rural retreats are led by various visiting teachers.
address: c/o Sieber, 3621 Georgetown, Houston, TX 77005 PHONE: (713) 667-4397 fax: Same (call first) lineage: Theravada Vipassana contact: John Sieber AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1985
facilities: Retreats are held at Margaret Austin Center. Meetings at the Hospice at Texas Medical Center, Houston. meditation program: Meditation and dharma talk one evening weekly. Free introductory classes.
retreats offered: Three two - to seven - day retreats yearly. publications: Insight Meditation Houston Newsletter, every two months; Margaret Austin Center Newsletter, twice a year.
Lien Hoa Monastery
Now in his late fifties, our master, Ven. Dr. Khantidhammo, became a samanera at the age of twelve. Disciplined in both Mahayana and Theravada teachings, he studied under the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. Practice at Lien Hoa is Vipassana meditation and Metta Bhavana (loving-kindness meditation). Weekly services are conducted in Vietnamese, English, and Pali. Our congregation’s ethnic makeup is 90 percent Vietnamese and Vietnamese- Americans; the other 10 percent is a mix of Chinese, Sri Lankans, and Euro- Americans. Our master speaks English well, as do many of the sangha at Lien Hoa.
address: 2014 Rose Street, Irving,
Phap Luan Temple serves as the office of the president of the Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress. Annual ceremonies include Magha Puja, Vesak Puja, Kathina, Parent Day, Vietnamese New Year, and Youth Festival. address: 13913 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77045 phone: (713) 433-4364 lineage: Vietnamese Theravada spiritual head: Rev. Giac Dang Jotika, Resident Director affiliation: Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress meditation program: Biweekly dharma class; Sunday Service. Call for times.
retreats offered: One week every three months. publications: Phap Luan Newsletter
Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center—Dhamma Siri
For additional information, please see listing for Vipassana Meditation Center, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
address: PO Box 190248, Dallas,
TX 75219-0248 phones: (214) 932-7868. Course information, (214) 521-5258 fax: (214) 522-5973 e-mail: vip@onramp. net lineage: Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the Burmese teacher Saya - gyi U Ba Khin, as taught by S. N. Goenka
spiritual head: S. N. Goenka, Vipassana International Academy contact: No resident teachers; numerous assistant teachers conduct courses on a guest basis. affiliation: Over thirty permanent centers and many associations in thirty - five countries. There is no parent group. Timetable, retreat format, and meditation instructions are the same at all courses worldwide.
facilities: Meditation center on twenty
acres of agricultural land twenty-five miles southeast of Dallas near Kaufman, Texas; capacity: thirty-five students.
retreats offered: Ten-day courses twice monthly; periodic introductory three-day and short children’s courses; advanced eight - to ten-day courses on Satipatthana Sutta.
Wat Buddhavas Thai Temple
Annual ceremonies include Visakarija, Magarija, Songkran, Kathina, Asalha, New Year.
address: 6007 Spindle Drive, Houston, TX 77086-3930 PHONES: (713) 521-5941, (713) 820-3255 FAX: (713) 931-9746 lineage: Thai Theravada spiritual heads: Vens. Prachan Kam - chan, Phol Orapin, Ken Kamala contact: Suchada Kailey facilities: Urban temple. meditation program: Weekly meditation and chanting. Call for times. retreats offered: Visakapuja and Maghapuja three-day retreats. publications: Bimonthly newsletter.