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Universal Door Meditation Center Events

UPCOMING REGULAR EVENTS:

  • Every Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm,
    Intro to Meditation 101 -- an open, introductory class about meditation. Everyone is welcome.
  • Every Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Meditation class (pre-registration required)
  • Every Sunday, 9:30am - 10:30am,
    Movement Meditation for healing the mind and body. (pre-registration required)
  • Every Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm,
    Youth and Teen Program! (pre-registration required) Also at the same time, a public Dharma talk in Vietnamese.
  • One-day meditation retreats every month, 8:00am - 3:00pm, Call for exact dates. Pre-registration is required.


PAST EVENTS:

    Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 starting at 11:00amFirst Full Moon of the Lunar Year Ceremony   Offering candles to the Buddha, and also dedications to family and ourselves in support of connecting to the Awake within. Ceremony will be held at the new property: 15202 Dora Ln, Sugar Land, TX 77498. Everyone is welcome.

    Friday, January 27, 5:00pm - MidnightJoin us to celebrate the Lunar New Year's eve celebration!   Another chance at free, family fun and a chance to see our new property as work continues to prepare the first building. Food, activities, and fun!Click here for more details»

    Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pmJoin us for our first LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL!!   FREE, family fun! Take a sneak peek at the first building of our new meditation center on the 9-acres of property and enjoy 14 specialty booths filled with traditional Asian new year foods, snacks, drinks, games, activities, raffles, prizes, soy wax candles, photo booth, and much more!See more»

    Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2017Retreat for the monks and nuns of Universal Door and Suoi Tu Meditation Centers.   The Center will not be open during this time. We will return messages after Jan.2nd. Thanks for your understanding and support!

    THE POWER OF AWAKEJoin the Zen Master for her new book release and public dharma talk!
    Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 4:00 - 7:00PM at Barnes & Nobles, First Colony/Sugar Land
    Meet the Zen Master! Hear her speak about the power of Awake and get your autographed copy of the book!

    THE POWER OF AWAKEJoin the Zen Master for her new book release and public dharma talk!
    Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 4:00 - 7:00PM at Barnes & Nobles, First Colony/Sugar Land
    Meet the Zen Master! Hear her speak about the power of Awake and get your autographed copy of the book!Read here for more information.

    THE POWER OF AWAKEJoin the Zen Master for her new book release and public dharma talk!
    Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 7:00 - 9:00PM at Universal Door
    Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 4:00 - 7:00PM at Barnes & Nobles, First Colony/Sugar Land

    Meet the Zen Master! Hear her speak about the power of Awake and get your autographed copy of the book!Read here for more information.

    THREE DAY MEDITATION RETREAT IN ENGLISH - Sept. 16 - 18, 2016.These don't happen often, and you definitely do not want to miss the experience of 3 days with the Zen Master in our beautiful and supportive environment! Mark your calendars! More details to come....See more»

    THE FALL YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAM - Sept. 11 - Dec. 11, 2016.Much more than just meditation for kids! Open to grades 1 - 12, a weekly program helping young people to realize the Awake within.See flyer »See more»

    THE SUMMER YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAM
    Meets every Sunday from 11:00am to 12:30, starting June 19 until August 21.
    Join in on our fourth annual Summer program for kids!   A fantastic, fun program directed by Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien not only introduces kids to the benefits and experience of meditation, but also supports understanding of self and others, improved communication, leadership skills, and harmonious teamwork.See more»

    Sunday, August 14, starting at 5:00pmJoin us for the Rose Ceremony!   Everyone is welcome. Being held at our new property location: 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498.See more»

    Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pmYouth and Teen Mini-Camp!   An all-time favorite activity, the mini-camp is back! This time with the challenging and incredibly important theme centered around "electronics." How can families be open, stable, and happy while living in a world of technology and electronics? Through games and activities, kids will explore and discover a lot about themselves in this mini-camp.See more»

    Sunday, July 31, 6:00 - 8:00pmPublic Dharma talk by Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien   Hosted by the Houston Mindfulness Community, downtown in the Montrose area. Her theme will be "You are Awake. Are you ready to discover your Awake Mind?" See flyer for details. Everyone is welcome!See more»

    Monday, June 20 to Monday, July 4, 2016Retreat for the monks and nuns of Universal Door and Suoi Tu Meditation Centers.   The Center will not be open during this time. We will return messages after July 4th. Thanks for your understanding and support!

    Saturday, June 18, 8:00am to 3:00pmOne-day meditation retreat "You are the Clear Water."   Experience the profound benefits of meditation retreats guided by Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien to help each person return to their Awake Mind. Open to beginner and experienced students. Please call 281-565-9718 for more information or to register.

    Sunday, June 12, 9:00am - 4:00pmParent and Teen Workshop   Our sixth time to run this, brought back by many requests! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to bridge the gaps and restore harmony in yourself and in the home. Open to all parents, and young people age 13 and up. Register soon, space is limited.See more»

    Sunday, June 5, 2016, starting at 5:00pmJoin us for Buddha's Birthday Celebration!   Everyone is welcome. Location: 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498.See more»

    Saturday, May 21, 9:00am - 12 noonNEW! Introducing... the Art of Zen Workshop!   Join us for this fantastic combination of Zen meditation, a core teaching of Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, and a "canvas & acrylics" painting experience! Open to all ages, and no experience in meditation or art is necessary.More background info»See the postcard flyer and share it with friends»

    Saturday, April 16, 2016One-day meditation retreat "Discovering Awake Mind Through Zen Meditation."   Open to beginner and experienced students. Please call 281-565-9718 for more information or to register.See more»

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 4:00pm-8:00pmJoin us to celebrate our 13th birthday at our new property!   See more»

    Sunday, March 6, 9:00am - 4:00pmOur College Workshop is back by popular demand!   This workshop is specifically designed for college students to help give the tools to transform stress and make clear decisions.See more»

    Sunday, February 21, starting at 11:00amOpening the New Lunar Year ceremony.   Everyone is welcome to join us as we step into the new year with clear intentions, and also have a chance to light a candle as an offering to Buddha in support of true peace and well-being for family and friends.

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    LUNAR NEW YEAR 2016 Scheduleopen the attachment to see the full schedule in Vietnamese or call for details 281-565-9718.See more»

    Sunday, Feb. 7, 8:00pm - 11:00pmNew Year's Eve Tea Ceremony   This is a favorite among students and friends as we welcome the new year with our Zen Master's guidance in an environment of meaningful togetherness, sharing, and support for an Awake new year!

    Lottery Drawing Results!(click here)

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pmEnd of Lunar Year Ceremony   Please join us for this wonderful chance to reflect on the year past, offer gratitude, and prepare for the New Year next week. Also our fundraising raffle winners will be drawn at this time!

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pmBuddha's Enlightenment Ceremony   Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate this very special event. Please call 281-565-9718 for details.

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 - Monday, Jan. 4, 2015Retreat for the monks and nuns of Universal Door and Suoi Tu Meditation Centers.   The Center will not be open during this time. We will return messages after Jan 4th. Thanks for your understanding and support!

    Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pmOur Fall Open House!   Welcome! Join us for a fun, relaxed evening introduction to Zen meditation and our Center! There will be a talk from the Zen Master, tea & snacks, the basics about meditation, students sharing their benefits, Q&A, a prize raffle and more!

    Sunday,October 18, 2015 starting at 5:30pmOur big fundraising event at Kim Son restaurant!   Please call for more information or to buy tickets 281-565-9718.

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 11:00amJoin us for this ceremony to celebrate Quan Am Bodhisattva!   Please call for more information 281-565-9718.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 5:00pm – 8:30pmThe annual Full Moon Celebration!   A special evening for kids.See more»

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Saturday - Sunday, September 12 -13, 2015 8:00am – 2:00pmOur Fall Garage Sale!   Please join us for this fun event or call for more information 281-565-9718.

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 11:00am – 12:30pmThe new FALL Youth and Teen Program opens!   For kids in grades 1 - 12. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Sunday, August 23, 2015 starting 6:00pmThe Rose Ceremony.   Please join us for this annual celebration to express gratitude to parents and teachers. Everyone is invited.

    Friday, July 17 evening to Sunday, July 19, 2015 afternoonThree-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Tuesday, June 23 - Tuesday July 7, 2015Retreat for the monks and nuns of Universal Door and Suoi Tu Meditation Centers.   The Center will not be open during this time, except during regularly scheduled classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. We will return messages after July 7th. Thanks for your understanding and support!

    Saturday, June 20, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat   open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Sundays, June 14 - Aug.30, 2015The Weekly Summer Youth Program starts today!   This fantastic opportunity is open to all youth, grades 1-12. Through fun games and dynamic activities, kids learn more about themselves and how to be happy in everyday life. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.

    Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pmYouth and Teen Mini-camp for ages 7 and up!   The theme is Transformation: Live Like a Dragonfly! A fun day full of activities and games with meaning and life lessons! Registration is required. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718.See more»

    Sunday, May 31, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pmBuddha's Birthday Celebration!   Everyone is welcome.

Jan - May 2015

  • Saturday, April 18, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pmA Special Ceremony to mark our 12th Birthday Celebration! Everyone is welcome.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pmA Ceremony to Celebrate Lunar New Year! (in the Vietnamese language) Everyone is welcome. For the full schedule of lunar new year events, please click here.
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:00pm – 1:00amLunar New Year's Eve Annual Tea Ceremony to bring in the new year! This special event is a favorite among all students and visitors. Everyone is welcome.
  • Friday, January 23 evening to Sunday, January 25, 2015 afternoon (revised date)Three-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm
    A Ceremony to Celebrate Buddha's Enlightenment! Everyone is welcome.
  • Sunday, January 11, 2015
    Starting a new semester for the Teen and Youth Program! Register your children for this fabulous and fun program that helps them be clear, stable, and happy. Please call for details 281-565-9718.

Oct - Dec 2014

  • Monday, December 22, 2014 to Monday January 5, 2015 Two-week Winter retreat for monastics. Universal Door will be closed for two weeks. Please contact us after January 5th! 281-565-9718.
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Teen and Youth Mini-camp with the theme -- Things Change: Be Clear, Stable and Happy. For teens and youth ages 7 and up. A fun day full of activities and games with meaning and life lessons! More details to come. See more».
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Our first year birthday celebration for Suoi Tu Meditation Center in Dallas, TX! Everyone is welcome to join the event. (no regular classes today at Universal Door in Houston
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Bodhisattva Quan Am Ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

July - Sept 2014

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm
    Full Moon Celebration! A very special evening for youth and family. See more».
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pmThe Grand Opening of our weekly Fall Family and Youth Program! Register to be a part of this fantastic, weekly program that meets the needs of the whole family with separate adult and kids classes. Please call for more details 281-565-9718.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. Please call for more information or to register 281-565-9718. See more».
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students.See more»
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:00am– 4:00pm
    Kids' Mini- Camp, for kids ages 7 to 15. See more»
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pmLife Skills for College Students -- The Tools You Can't Live Without! A fantastic workshop for students between 17 and 25 years old. See more»
  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Adult Retreat and Youth Retreat at Suoi Tu Meditation Center in Dallas. Please call 281-565-9718 for more information. See more info for youth»

April - June 2014

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pm
    One-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students.
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pmBuddha's Birthday Celebration! All are welcome, please join us.
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. See more»
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pmReady for Summer 2014 -- Mini-Camp for Teens and Youth! Our youth program invites your kids to join us! Pre-registration required. See more»
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. See more»

Jan - Mar 2014

  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:00am – 3:00pmOne-day Meditation Retreat, open to beginner and advanced students. See more»
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pmUniversal Door's 11th birthday celebration! Please join us, everyone is welcome.
  • Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pmCelebrate the first full moon of the new lunar year with us. Everyone is welcome.
  • LUNAR NEW YEAR 2014 ScheduleSunday, Jan. 26, 2014 11:00amThe End of the Lunar New Year Ceremony, followed by a potluck for old and new students. Please join us!Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 9:00pm – MidnightOur annual Lunar New Year's Eve TEA CEREMONY! Join us for a dharma talk, discussion, singing, and more!Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pmCelebrate the Lunar New Year Ceremony with us. Everyone is welcome.
  • JUNE- DECEMBER 2013
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Youth Halloween party. Contact the Center for details.

    Universal Door is opening another meditation center in Dallas, TX! A big welcome to Spring of Compassion Meditation Center! Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

JANUARY - MAY 2013

  • Saturday, April 27, 8:00am - 2:30pm. Teens Workshop Retreat. See more »
  • One Sunday in May, Buddha's Birthday celebration in Dallas.
    Call the Center for details.
  • Sunday, May 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm,
    Buddha's Birthday celebration at our Center. Please come join us!
  • OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Please join us for this special event!
    Call the Center to make a reservation.
  • Sunday, March 3, Parent and Teen Workshop Retreat, 8:00am - 2:30pm. Please call the Center for more details.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, from 6:00pm - 8:00pmPublic dharma talk with live English translation.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:00pm - 7:00pmWe have an information booth at the Vedic Fair at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy.
  • Saturday, Feb 9, 9:00pm - 12midnight, Vietnamese New Year tea ceremony.
    Join us to bring in the new year.
  • Sunday, Jan. 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pmPublic dharma talk in Vietnamese (live English translation available)
  • Saturday, January 26, 8:00am - 2:30pm

    Teens Workshop Retreat, Sunday, Jan. 27 for Parents. More

    Sunday, Jan. 13, 10:00am - 12:00pmA Celebration of Buddha's Enlightenment. All are welcome.