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check on upcoming events!
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Dawn Mountain Tibetan Buddhist Temple
provides a guided meditation every Sunday which is appropriate for the
entire community. The meditation is lead by our senior sangha members
who are happy to answer questions about the practice and Dawn Mountain.
Come and join us for an hour of serenity and fellowship. Donations
CELEBRATE LOSAR WITH DAWN MOUNTAIN!
Come usher in the Year of the male wooden horse,
with special meditations and community events running between March 1st
Losar Potluck and Artful Offerings
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm
You are cordially invited to join the Dawn
Mountain community for our annual celebration of Losar or Tibetan New
Year. We welcome the year of the male wooden horse, number 2141 on the
Tibetan Calendar, and we hope and pray for an auspicious year for
We will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 1
with meditation and a traditional dispatching of negativities suitable
for all ages and Dawn Mountain "old guard" and newcomers alike. We will
continue with a vegetarian potluck (Please bring your contribution
ready to serve.) and finish with "Artful Offerings" during
which time you are encouraged to share any musical performing talens
with the friendly group. Not sure what to do? Sing a song, read a poem,
play an instrument, etc. Don't miss this delightful community
celebration of the new Year of the Male Wooden Horse!
Special Meditation and Community Event
Sunday, March 2, 2014
At 11:00 am
On Sunday, March 2, Harvey Aronson will lead a
special Losar edition of Dawn Mountain's weekly meditation from 11:00
am to 12:00 noon.
At 3:00 pm
Dawn Mountain will join forces with Ligmincha
Bon-Buddhist Center and the Houston Zen Center for a community Losar
event on the plaza at Rothko Chapel. Ligmincha will lead a Sang Chod,
or smoke offering; Dawn Mountain's Harvey Aronson will lead a group
meditation to greet the year with loving kindness, and the Zen Center
will conduct a traditional ringing of the bowl. All are invited to free
themselves from negativities and offer food intentions to share with
Losar Meditations at Dawn Mountain
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 am--led by Janet
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 am--led by
Losar Closing Event at Dawn Mountain
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:00 am and following meditation
Join us for a special edition of our Sunday
guided meditation, led by Claire Villarreal, followed by a delightful
snack of white and sweet foods to bless the new year.
DEEP WISDOM OCEAN - RETREAT
Saturday--April 5, 2014--10:00 am-5:30 pm
Sunday--April 6, 2014--10:00 am-4:00 pm
DEEP WISDOM OCEAN
Core Structure for Practice in the Tibetan Tradition
Available live and via Broadcast
For All Students
Special Segments for Ongoing Secret Mantra Students
In 2002 when Anne was visiting Rinpoche at Ad.zom
Gar, Rinpoche gave her a simple 4-part teaching saying “It includes
everything.” Indeed, this simple quartet spans sutra, tantra
and, especially, Dzogchen styles of easy stillness and natural
This practice is rich, alive and unfolding still. It
is not just “another practice.” It offers something like what the
barre offers a budding ballerina—support for developing the skill to
dance free of all support. In particular it offers a path through the
miraculous mirroring minds of Longchenpa and Jigme Lingpa, including
their present emanation in Ad.zom Rinpoche.
This retreat is an excellent introduction to Tibetan
practice, and also an important portal to the teachings of
“accomplishing method” practices in tantra that we will be introducing
in September 2014. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Members receive a 20% discount
Dawn Mountain now charges for retreats on a sliding
scale, recognizing the wide variation in individuals’ fiscal
capabilities. Those with greater ability are encouraged to contribute
at the higher levels, helping to support and extend Dawn Mountain’s
teachings. Retreat fees are tax deductible. As always, no one will be
turned away due to lack of funds.
Please register via PayPal below. If this link
does not work for you, you can still register via PayPal by sending
funds to email@example.com and in note to seller, indicate
“April Retreat.” If you prefer not to use PayPal, please contact Jerri
at (713) 630-0354 to make other arrangements. Broadcast links will
be sent to those who need them prior to the retreat.
Watch for this program to return soon!
MIND, HAPPY LIFE
A PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
Watch for this program to return in the Spring
Many of you are aware that simple
mindfulness and kindness
contribute greatly to our ease and development. This is as true
for children as it is for adults.
Therefore we are happy to let you know that Dawn
Mountain will offer our weekly mindfulness program for children for six
Sundays beginning October 6th.
The program is for children ages 4 to 12 and will
meet every Sunday in October and the first two Sundays in November from
11:00 am - Noon. On our last Sunday, November 10th we will meet outside
for a nature walk (location TBA) to bring our mindfulness and kindness
into the real world.
The program's goal is to provide children with
mindfulness and related
skills that will carry them into whatever their future holds. We seek
to instill core values of kindness to self and others and a recognition
that we are all connected. This is what Dawn Mountain programs
While children are learning, we invite and encourage
parents to attend our simple yet profound guided meditation held
every Sunday from 11 to 12, appropriate for the entire community, and
led by long-time Dawn Mountain practitioners. This will further support
you in enhancing mindfulness and conscious kindness at home with your
Simone Woodage, who has successfully guided our
monthly program for the last year, will lead the series. Simone is a
mother of three and has completed several trainings in working with
children and mindfulness. Anne C. Klein, Ph.D. and Harvey Aronson,
Ph.D., LCSW, Dawn Mountain's founders, life-long meditation
teachers, will lead at two of the Sunday meditation sessions to which
parents are invited, and will be available for discussion afterwards.
(Harvey also has extensive experience working with parents and
This fall session of this program has been completed -
please watch for updates regarding the spring session.
First and Third Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm
First and Third Tuesdays - January 21 through May 6
7:00 - 9:00 pm
AVAILABLE BY SIMULTANEOUS WEBCAST
CHANGING FOR GOOD:
How to Start or Stop, For Good This Time
beginning of a new year we often find ourselves resolving to
change: stop smoking; eat (or drink, or work) less; meditate; exercise;
breathe... We've been taught we need will power to change, so when
we fail, we blame ourselves for lack of will power. But it turns
out that will power is not the only issue. This course will draw from
the wonderful work of James Prochaska who shows us that intentionality
is just one factor in creating the change we desire. Change is an
ordered process, and each stage of the process requires a different
kind of support.
In this series we'll learn more about the process
of change and avenues available to support that process. Our time
together will include lectures and Q&A's, simple guided meditation,
and small group discussions as we explore various resources for making
and sustaining meaningful change.
Free for members. NonMembers $110 for the series/$15 per individual
turned away due to lack of funds.
NOTE: Even though there are no fees for
members, you must still
"register" for the series if you wish to receive the broadcast
instructions. Members, please register via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
are not a member, please register using the Paypal button provided.
Once you are registered, you should be taken to a webpage containing
the broadcast links. SAVE THIS WEBPAGE TO YOUR FAVORITES! (You
will need it to access all of the broadcasts in the series.)If you are
not automatically redirected to the page containing the links, please
email email@example.com and we will send you the links asap.
If you do not wish to use Paypal, please contact Jerri at (713)
make other arrangements.
This series has been completed
New sessions to be announced soon.
NOW AVAILABLE LIVE AND VIA BROADCAST
Saturday morning sessions are a chance to slow down our fast-paced
lives and learn techniques for living in the present. We'll practice
resting the mind on an object, recognizing and letting go of thoughts,
and cultivating a warm, open heart toward ourselves and others.
Everyone is welcome: new meditators, those looking
to reconnect with
the fundamentals of practice, those of every faith tradition (or none.
In short, all practitioners of life are welcome in these sessions.
Villarreal, M.A. and A.B.D. Rice University - practitioner since
1997. After graduating from Rice University in 1999 with a major
in Religious Studies that included coursework in Buddhism and two years
of Tibetan Language with Anne Klein, Ph.D., she trained with Buddhist
monastics in Thailand, focusing especially on the cultivation of
mindfulness. On her return, Claire taught mindfulness in a
variety of settings in Fort Worth before entering Rice University's
graduate program in Religious Studies, focusing on Buddhist
thought. She is recently back from four months of research in
Nepal for her dissertation on the interface between contemplative
practice and philosophical developments in Tibet. Claire also
makes time each year for personal retreats.
NIGHT AT DAWN
Anne in personal retreat.
Anne in Ithaca, New York--April 25-27