events

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People from all parts of the world and all walks of life visit the Chapel for renewal and restoration. They come to experience prayer, meditation, religious services, lectures, concerts, or simply sit in silence among the magnificent Mark Rothko murals.

Dec
17

Offsite Film Screening: SACRED

5:00 PM

Join us for a matinee screening of a film exploring spirituality across cultures and religions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

LOCATION
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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Jan
1

Twelve Moments: New Year’s Day Crystal Bowls

12:00 PM

Begin the year with a fresh intention through the cleansing vibrations of the bowls.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
15

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Audio Installation

All Day

Come listen to the quiet of the Chapel resonate with MLK’s voice.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
7

Twelve Moments: Daoist Tradition

12:00 PM

Learn about and practice Daoist Inner Alchemy from the San Feng lineage.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
15

Concept of the Divine: Ilia Delio and Bill Kerley

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
20

Breath: The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
7

Twelve Moments: Zoroastrian Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
8

Twilight Moments: International Women’s Day Observation

6:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
24

Music and Spoken Word: The Sounds of El Salvador

4:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
4

Twelve Moments: Zen Buddhist Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
10

In a Moss Garden: The Sounds of Japan

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
17

Concept of the Divine: Jerry Woodfill

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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May
2

Twelve Moments: Islamic Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
5

Twilight Moments: World Environment Day Observation

6:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
6

Twelve Moments: Sikh Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunrise Observation

6:20 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunset Observation

8:20 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jul
11

Twelve Moments: Mindful Moments for Parents and Families

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Aug
1

Twelve Moments: Laughter Meditation

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Twelve Moments: Laughter Meditation

12:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

A wedding rehearsal will be held in the Chapel today between 5-6 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public but there will be talking and possibly music inside during this time.

Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Boomtown Brass Band

7:00 PM

Private Wedding Ceremony

4 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for a private wedding ceremony at 4 PM. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 5:30 PM.

Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra

7:00 PM

Volunteer Training

5 PM

The Chapel will close early to the public at 5 PM for volunteer training. 

Vicarious Trauma: Healing from Within

6:00 PM

this season’s experiences

Each season, the Rothko Chapel brings together programs engaging the breadth of human experience. This program season brings you discussions with human rights luminaries and religious leaders, dialogues on issues affecting the world, site-specific music experiences, and activities that encourage a more spiritual and mindful way of living.

Experience the transformative power of this sacred space. Download the program brochure here

2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Ceremony

The biennial Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award (ORA) is given in recognition of courageous, grassroots human rights advocacy. Named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, the 2017 Award will be particularly meaningful as it falls on the centennial of Archbishop Romero’s birth. This year the Chapel recognizes two individuals leading efforts in undoing and addressing the impact of mass incarceration. To learn more, click here. To view the program postcard, click here.

Concept of the Divine

Gather as speakers from diverse faith communities and sectors of society share their personal spiritual journey, how it has shaped their views about their place in the cosmos, and impacted their service to community. To learn more, click here.

Living Mindfully

Providing a space to explore the relationship between the sacred  and the self, this series includes practices, discussions, and gatherings that cultivate a more spiritually focused and mindful life.  To learn more about our Twelve Moments series, click here.

Concerts in the Chapel

Witness the Chapel come to life with soul-stirring  and provocative music, spoken word and movement. To learn more about upcoming concerts, click here.

go deeper

Schedule a group or guided visit, reserve the space for a private service, or view past events.