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MEDITATION: Every 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 welcome.


A program for Children - ages 5-10
Sundays May 4th - June 1st, 11:00am - Noon

The Dawn Mountain Children's Program is back!

Read what one parent had to say about the fall series:

Your program has had a profound effect on our girls. Although they may not actively discuss what they've gained, they still cherish and use the mindfulness lessons they learned and the concrete objects associated with them. in the weeks and months since the program ended, R and L have made some significant changes. L is far less anxious than she once was--she has found ways to not just manage new situations, but to enjoy them! And R has become a more adventurous eater, humorously using her five senses to approach new foods as you taught her in class. We make use of mindfulness in so many ways--we even used your techniques on the girls' recent trips to the dentist (which had been traumatic in the past)."

In these five one-hour sessions children will learn simple techniques to help navigate stressful situations and cultivate an appreciation and understanding of their own experiences. While kids are in class, parents are invited to attend Dawn Mountain's regular Sunday morning meditation session, led by advanced students and senior members of our community.

Children's program teacher Simone Woodage is mother of three boys and long-time youth and family educator in the Houston Area. She recently completed Inner Kids Professional training with Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Child Cope With Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate.

Course Fee: $80.00 with $20.00 for each additional child from the same family. Please register using the PayPal button below, or by sending funds to info@dawnmountain.org, referencing the Children's Program in a note to seller. You may also register with a credit card or make other payment arrangements by emailing info@dawnmountain.org or calling Jerri at 713-630-0354.

Class size is capped at 20 children, so register early to reserve your space!

Select Number of Children


First and Third Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm

First and Third Tuesdays - January 21 through May 6
7:00 - 9:00 pm


How to Start or Stop, For Good This Time

At the 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.

Fees: Free for members. NonMembers $110 for the series/$15 per individual class.

No one turned away due to lack of funds.

PLEASE 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 info@dawnmountain.org. Thank you!

If 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 info@dawnmountain.org and we will send you the links asap.

If you do not wish to use Paypal, please contact Jerri at (713) 630-0354 to make other arrangements.

This series has been completed
New sessions to be announced soon.

These 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.


Claire 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.


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April 25-27

Anne will teach "Green Tara: The Mirror of Our Mind" at the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, NY from April 25-27, 2014. You can view the event flier here.

For more information, please visit www.namgyal.org. To register, please send an email to office@namgyal.org or call (607)280-8187.