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10-Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Ven Gavesi

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

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.

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

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…