Welcome to Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Houston, Texas

Front view of temple

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple was built in the spring of 2001 with blessings from Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the Founder of Fo Guang Shan and the International Buddhist Progress Society (IBPS). Chung Mei Temple is the newest addition to the existing Fo Guang Shan's IBPS Houston branch in Texas. The main building complex houses the Main Shrine, a museum and a gift shop, a library, classrooms, Zen meditation rooms, and our newly renovated tea room. Surrounding the temple is our peaceful and scenic Ch'an Garden. We are also proud to introduce our recently completed IBPS Houston Columbarium, a memorial complex built to cherish the memory of the deceased.

Come and visit us. We are pleased to have you as our guest. There are many activities organized throughout the year for everyone to participate and enjoy. Check out our upcoming activities for more information. If you just prefer enjoying the tranquility of the temple's environment, we recommend you stop by our highly praised tea room and the Ch'an Garden. Either way, we are glad and looking forward for your presence.

Latest News

2016 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

During this time of spring renewal, Chung Mei Temple will hold a “Ching Ming Dharma Assembly” to advocate the virtues of filial piety and commemoration of ancestors on Sunday, April 10. Venerable Hui Fu will conduct and preside over the Water Repentance Service. The dedication of the merits from this service will bless living parents with good health and longevity, family with auspiciousness and good life, society with prosperity and harmony, the whole world with peace, and deceased beloved ones with rebirth in the pure land.

The merit of the Water Repentance is so profound and beneficial to the living and the deceased, therefore you are cordially invited to join us in this service.

We wish you auspiciousness in life.


Date of Dharma Function: April, 10th (SUN)
Water Repentance Service (Part 1)  :  10:30am
Offering Ceremony  :  12:00noon
Water Repentance Service (Part 2)  :  1:30pm
Water Repentance Service (Part 3)  :  2:30pm


Download: 2016 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple March ~ December 2016 Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Venue Time
3/6 Sun Great Compassion Repentance Service
Birthday Prayer Service
Chung Mei Temple 10:30am-12:30pm
3/13 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture #8
"Listen to Your Pet" by Zhong Shan Ying, veterinary physician DVM, PHD.
11:20am-12:30pm
4/3 Sun [Chung Mei Cultural Forum] Nai-Yuan Hu Violin Concert Rice Stude Hall 3:00pm
4/7~4/8 Thur~Fri “Buddhism Lecture” Avatamsaka Sutra by Venerable Hui Fu Chung Mei Temple 7:30pm-9:00pm
4/10 Sun Qing Ming Ancestors Memorial Service 10:30am-4:30pm
4/17 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture # 9
"The Experience of Simple Life After Retirement" by Dr. Jin Xiang Wu
11:20am-12:30pm
4/22-29 Fri-Fri Hsi Lai Temple 7-day Meditation Retreat Hsi Lai Temple
5/8 Sun Buddha’s Birthday Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival Chung Mei Temple 10:30am-3:00pm
6/5 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:30am-12:30pm
6/5 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture # 10
“How I am living a vigorous live with cancer “ by Ms. Sherry Ku
11:20am-12:30pm
6/11-12 Sat-Sun “Three Acts of Goodness” summer camp Two days one night
6/25-26 Sat-Sun BLIA USA Central Region Executive Seminar Two days one night
7/3 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
7/3 Sun Ullambana Gratitude and Filial Peity Dharma Function 10:30am-12:30pm
9/4 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
11/6 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm

2015 Future and Hope Lectures

2015/9/6 (Sunday) "How to Prepare for SAT and Apply to colleges"
by Princeton Review
2015/10/4 (Sunday) "Immigrant Investor Programs and Work Visa"
by Becky Yu, immigration lawyer
2015/11/8 (Sunday) "The Profound Insight of Medicine and Buddhism"
by Dr. Peggy Chao, Dean of Indiana First Medical Group
2015/12/6 (Sunday) "End of Life Care"
by Daisy Wong, Former Social Worker
2016/1/3 (Sunday) "Equal Opportunity"
by Heidi Kahle, representative of United Nation Children's Fund
2016/3/13 (Sunday) "Listen to Your Pet"
by Zhong Shan Ying, veterinary physician DVM, PHD.
2016/4/17 (Sunday) "The Experience of Simple Life After Retirement"
by Dr. Jin Xiang Wu

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: F.G.S Chung Mei Temple