Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston

Buddhist Zen Meditation Center

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Welcome to Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston
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NEW Zen Meditation Classes

Find wisdom, serenity, and true happiness through a calm and peaceful mind.

FREE. Register Now - Registration Form Download 

New Level I Zen meditation classes start on Sept 2nd (Wed) at 7:30pm-9:30pm and Sept 5th (Sat) at 10am-noon. Register here. 


Our Zen meditation classes are 12-week long and open to the public. All classes are free, but your generous donations are welcome. All participants should be in good psychological and physical health. Please wear loose and modest attire or meditation clothing (available at the Zen Center) and socks during the classes. We open from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily. Feel free to call or come by for registration and inquiries. 

    Please download the registration form and type them out on the computer. You can send it back to us through email or print it out and hand it back to us in person. Please indicate which Level 1 class (Wed or Sat) you would like to attend. For details, please see Meditation Classes Description

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September Meditation Workshop

Settle. Purify. Enlighten the Mind.

September 20, 2015 (Sunday) 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for an one-time, one-hour meditation workshop on Sunday (9/20) from 10am - 11am. It is open to all beginners and free of charge. No prior registration required. Learn the simple technique of meditation and boost your mental health. For further inquiries, please call us at 281-568-1568 or come by our Zen Center any day during business hours.

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Upcoming Events

(Please check the Event Calendar under the Main Menu for the latest update)


Sunday Meditation Workshop  10:00 am ─ 11:00 am

Date : 9/2010/411/812/20


Sunday Half-Day Meditation Retreat  9:00 am ─ 12:00 pm

 Date : 9/13;10/11;11/15;12/13


Sept. 2Wed

 2015 Fall Classes Begin Refer to Class Schedule for details

Sept. 27Sun

88 Buddhas Repentance Ceremony

9:30 am ─ 2:00 pm

Oct. 25Sun

Guan Yin Blessing Ceremony

10:00 am ─ 2:00 pm

Nov. 22Sun

88 Buddhas Repentance Ceremony

9:30 am ─ 2:00 pm

Dec. 26Sat

to Jan. 2Sat

Seven-Day Zen Meditation Retreats

Zen Center students only


At Texas Pagoda Chan Monastery. Transportation is available. Call to inquire details.


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Lamp Offering 2015

Lighting the Unperished Lamp of Luminance

As an Offering to the Buddhas of the Ten Directions

This Removes Misfortune and Increases Our Merits and Wisdom

Thus Preserving the Perpetual Flow of Our Merits and Life

Lamp of prosperity

The lamps will be offered at the Grand Illuminating Hall of the Center

The sutra says that offering a lamp of light to the Buddha has boundless virtue. We will have magnificent appearances in future lifetimes and always have a joyous mind. We will be free from illness and live long, have great wisdom, and attain nirvana.

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10th Anniversary Special Buddhist Exhibit (pdf files)

Chung Tai Lineage
Chung Tai World

Chinese Buddhism History
Zen Patriarch