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Looking Inward to Better See the World

October 19, 2016

Looking Inward to Better See the World

Rothko Chapel’s “Twelve Moments” series continues with Hindu meditation

HOUSTON – October 19, 2016 – The search for spiritual clarity and insight is a familiar one for many people – and the Rothko Chapel is doing its part to help individuals find the tools and practices to help them on their journey.   

The Chapel will be hosting SriNithya Muktiroopananda for a guided Hindu meditation at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon. The suggested donation to attend is $10.

“The practice of Hindu meditation focuses the practitioner on self-awareness and unification,” Rothko director of programs and community engagement Ashley Clemmer said. “The aim is to realize one’s self, one’s relationship to other living things and the larger reality of the world.”

She explained that the Rothko Chapel is committed to inviting the community to learn and grow by experiencing various faith traditions.

“This is a great opportunity for people who want to learn practices of harmony and perception,” Clemmer said.

Originally from India, Muktiroopananda now lives in Sugar Land with his wife and two children and works for a Fortune 15 companies, as a senior IT director.

He is also the city lead for the Nithyananda Aadheenam of Houston -- part of the worldwide spiritual organization established by Paramahmasa Sri Nithyananda Swami, who is one of the most-watched spiritual leaders on YouTube and the author of more than 300 books.

The event is a continuation of Rothko Chapel’s educational meditation series, “Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions,” aimed at helping people learn spiritual practices to quiet, center, expand and renew their minds.

The "Twelve Moments" series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.


About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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