Insight Meditation

Developing in the Buddhist tradition, Vipassana or Insight Meditation has been practiced in Asia for 2,500 years. It develops concentration and awareness by focusing attention on the breath, thoughts, and emotions, allowing practitioners to understand the conditioning of the mind and to live more fully in the present moment.

Insight Meditation Houston

Insight Meditation Houston was founded in 1980 by Rodney Smith, who had ordained with Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma and then had practiced for three years with Ajahn Buddhadasa in Thailand. Returning to the West, Rodney worked in hospice care and taught Vipassana meditation throughout the U.S. Since he left Houston in 1983, IMH has continued to meet weekly in the city and to sponsor two or three retreats each year at the Margaret Austin Center, which is located in a tranquil rural setting near Chappell Hill, Texas.

Weekly Sittings

Please join Insight Meditation Houston on Mondays from 7 PM until 8:30 PM for a weekly sitting and dharma talk.

IMH does not meet on federal holidays that fall on Monday.

IMH meets in person and online. For those who would like to join us in-person at Covenant Church, we will be meeting in “Building B”, the Huff Fellowship Hall in an upstairs room. There will be someone at the door to let you in. Once Qigong is done (about 7:15 pm), there will not be a way to enter the building.

Address: 4949 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004

Please use the link below on your computer or device to join our group Zoom call. If you do not already have Zoom on your device, you may want to download the free app before joining the meeting. There is a password required to join online. Please reach us at meditationhouston@gmail.com for the password.

Topic: IMH Monday Sit
Time: 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM each Monday 

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