Twelve Moments

Contemplation & Sound: Jewish Tradition
Wednesday, September 2 2020, 12 PM

Explore the role of music in the Jewish tradition with a meditation led by Cantor Rollin Simmons of Congregation Emanu El.

Contemplation & Sound: Jain Tradition
Wednesday, October 7 2020, 12 PM

Experience internal and external music with mantra and deep breathing meditation led in the Jain tradition by Samani Punya Pragya Ji of JVB Preksha Meditation Center.

Contemplation & Sound: Bön Buddhist Tradition
Wednesday, November 4 2020, 12 PM

Practice chanting seed sounds in the Bön Buddhist tradition, led by Tibetan Lama Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Tibetan meditation teacher, Alejandro Chaoul of Ligmincha Texas.

Contemplation & Sound: Christian Tradition
Wednesday, December 2 2020, 12 PM

Learn about the history and significance of gospel music in the Christian tradition, led by representatives from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Music Ministry, organized by Minister Leon Lewis.

Contemplation & Sound: New Year’s Day Crystal Bowls
Friday, January 1 2021, 12 PM

Honor the New Year with a crystal bowl meditation led by Dana Shamas of Bayou Bliss Yoga.

Contemplation & Sound: Baha’i Tradition
Wednesday, February 3 2021, 12 PM

Enjoy uplifting and sublime examples of musical prayer and devotionals, sung by members of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Houston.

Contemplation & Sound: Hindu Tradition
Wednesday, March 3 2021, 12 PM

Chant sacred sounds in the Hindu tradition led by Dr. Hansa Medley and representatives of ISKCON of Houston.

Contemplation & Sound: Zarathushti (Zoroastrian) Tradition
Wednesday, April 7 2021, 12 PM

Listen to a recitation of The Gathas, seventeen hymns from the Zarathushti liturgy led by Kai Dotiwala of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston.

Contemplation & Sound: Islamic Tradition
Wednesday, May 5 2021, 12 PM

Compare elements of sound in different Quran recitation styles with Mohamed Hussein, Fatimah Ali, Imam Dr. Basem Hamid & Mouaz Al Nass, organized by the Minaret Foundation.

Contemplation & Sound: Unitarian Universalist Tradition Celebrating Pride Month
Wednesday, June 2 2021, 12 PM

Celebrate Pride Month with a powerful service including social justice songs, readings and interactive meditations, organized by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston.

Contemplation & Sound: Laughter Meditation
Wednesday, July 7 2021, 12 PM

Release with guided laughter exercises and meditation led by Stephen Findley.

Contemplation & Sound: Mindfulness for Families
Wednesday, August 4 2021, 12 PM

Engage in a family-friendly contemplative experience focused on mindfulness and music, led by representatives of the Texas Children's Hospital Music Therapy Program.