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April 2019 Meditation Retreat

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10-Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Ven. Gavesi April 23, 2019English Dharma Group, Jade Buddha Temple will be hosting a 10-Day Vipassana meditation retreat at the American Bodhi Center (ABC, Hempstead TX) in April 2019 led by Venerable Gavesi. The first day of the retreat is Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and vegetarian meals are provided. Participants must attend the full 10 day retreat. A limited number of attendees will be accepted. Registration is required and is first come first served. Register early; once it is full you will be placed on waiting list.
Ven. Gavesi Bio

Ven. Gavesi was ordained in 2001 by the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Panditārama Forest Meditation Centre in Myanmar. For over 20 years, Ven. Gavesi has been practising both Samatha and Vipassana bhāvanā under various teachers such as Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.
Currently, Ven. Gavesi teaches Vipassana technique in Malaysia as well as overseas. He is presently the Spiritual Adviser to Peace H…

Mindfulness Class: Get Ready for the Merry Seasons

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Introduction to Mindfulness for Urban LivingIn the October of 2018, the English Dharma Group (EDG) is offering an introductory meditation class. In this four-week class, participants receive instructions on Mindfulness Meditation with weekly group practice and daily self exercises at home.
Where: Jade Buddha TempleWhen: 4 Sundays 2018: 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4Time: 8:00 am group instructions & discussion | 9:00 am meditation practiceOrientation: 10/7/18 (to see if this is for you)Background: We live very busy and sometimes chaotic lives.  There are times we wish to slow down and smell the roses. In the past twenty years, a wealth of scientific and medical research studies and programs have explored the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation. It has found its way into the business world, schools, military, medical and others.
This EDG class is an introduction to the Fundamentals of Mindfulness with emphasis on “doing” more so then concepts. Consisting of four weekly sessions w…

10-Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Ven Gavesi

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Insight Meditation Retreat by Bhante Gavesi
A 10-Day Vapassana meditation retreat at the American Bodhi Center (ABC) in April 2018 lead by Venerable Gavesi.  First day of the retreat is Saturday, April 14, 2018 and vegetarian meals are provided.  We ONLY have a very limited number of seating, registration is required and is first come first served.

ABC is a 515 acre property situated in Northwest side of Houston.  It is has meditation, dinning and residential facilities. For a guided tour ABC Guided Tour.

Ven. Gavsei Bio
Ven. Gavesi was ordained in 2001 by the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Panditārama
Forest Meditation Centre in Myanmar.  For over 20 years, Ven. Gavesi has been practising both Samatha and Vipassana bhāvanā under various teachers such as Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.

Nowadays, Ven. Gavesi teaches Vipassana technique in Malaysia as well as overseas.  He is presently the Spiritual Adviser to Peace House in Penang.



Retreat Venue Due to limited faci…

Satellite Meditation Group- Houston Texas

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Satellite Meditation Group (SMG)Supporting the establishment of a stress-free and happier living
SMG is a non sectarian meditation group of mindfulness practices. We focus on supporting each other in developing wholesome habits.  The Visions of SMG is to support each other to: build wholesome habits,learn and strengthen mindfulness skills.



Locations:
We have 4 locations Northwest (NW), Southwest (SW), Katy and Inner Loop (IL).


PURPOSE
1. Meditating with a group helps to develop a habit
It's easy to find excuses not to meditate at home. Joining a meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement and motivation for developing a consistent practice and help reinforce your daily practice.

2. Learning
New meditators can learn a great deal from those who have a practice, while experienced meditators can learn a lot from guiding and helping beginners

3. Getting feedback
You might find that other members of your group can help clear up any confusion you may have about meditation, help you f…

Beginner's Meditation Class March 2017

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS FOR URBAN LIVING This is a four weeks program, participants will receive instructions on Mindfulness Meditation with weekly group practice and daily self exercises at home.This intend for the class is to help establish mindfulness in your life.
What: Introduction To Mindfulness For Urban LivingWhere: Jade Buddha Temple, 6969 Westbranch Drive, Houston, TX 77072-2163 U.S.AWhen: Four consecutive Sundays in March and April | 3/12 – 3/19 – 3/26 – 4/2Time: 8:00 am small group introduction and discussion | 9:00 am meditation practice in Kwan Yin HallOrientation: Sunday March 5 11:30 am (30 minutes, after EDG’s Dharma Talk); location to be announced.Background: We live very busy and sometimes chaotic lives and at times wish there was a way to slow down and smell the roses. In the past twenty years, a wealth of scientific and medical research studies and programs have explored the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.  It has even found its way into the corporat…

Intoduction to Mindfulness for Urban Living

If you know and may even have practice mindful meditation but feel may be you needed more.  This is might be for you if you are ready to commit to try.  The following story demonstrate the point that knowing and doing are two differentthing.Meditation instruction is very simple yet it it is not easy.  This introduction to mindfulness meditation program for urban living is design to help you to get started.
Story of the "Simple Truth of the World" A man seeking the ultimate wisdom of the world and search high and low for many years and to every corner of the world. And he is growing old.
Finally, when he was 80 years old, arrived at the door of the wise man then he asked: "What is the ultimate wisdom of the world?"
The answer comes from the wise man was "Do good and avoid evil."
Immediately, the old man responded angrily and shouted: "Why I searched high and low for a long time and every corner of the world for a wise word that even a child knows." …

Vipassana Meditation the Mahasi Method Explained

Vipassana Meditation Why people quit & tips on how to makes your a success
This is a discussion given during Sunday Jade Buddha Temple, English Dharma Group, so you are welcome to ask questions any time or leave a comment I this case. Also, in an hour we can cover one aspect of Insight Meditation so by no means an exhaustive discussion. Most of it are based my personal study and experiences of the past 20 years. I have been very lucky to find like minded practitioners supporting my journey. Without, this community, I might have stopped years ago. The other is that, is partly due to my self determination and effort, I have managed to participat in many retreats from 1-day up to 20 days. During these period, I have gone to at least one long retreats every year.
In this talk you will hear statement, like 'Insight Meditation requires mindfulness, alertness and ardency'. The statement is simple and direct but loaded with meaning. Or may be you have your own experience af…