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

2017 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Service

In the month of Ullambana also known as the month of joy and merit, Chung Mei Temple honors the Buddha’s doctrine of advocating filial piety and holds an assembly to commemorate the ancestors on Sunday, July 2nd at the main shrine. We will chant “Eighty-Eight Buddha-Name Treasure Repentance” to pay homage to all Buddha. With the inconceivable merits from this Dharma service and the practices of “Three Acts of Goodness” not only can one enhance their own good fortune, one can dedicate the merits toward blessing their ancestors as well. We sincerely invite you and your family to join us in this special festival.

  • Service Date/time: Sunday, July 2 2017 10:00a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Service including:
    • (1) Liberation for the ancestors and/or the deceased relatives
    • (2) Redemption to the creditors of many kalpas
    • (3) Offering of flowers, fruits, and meals
  • Contact:
    • 12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
    • Tel: (281)495-3100
    • Fax: (281)495-6622

Download: 2017 Filial Piety Month Eighty-Eight Buddha Dharma Service Registration Form

The Ceremony of Three Refuges and Five Precepts

Taking refuge (in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha) is the foundation of having faith in the Buddha and learning the Buddhism. Holding five precepts and achieving ten good are the fundamental of the disciplines. Taking refuge and five precepts with blessing of triple gem (the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha) is to purify body and mind, to understand oneself pure nature and to find the value of life. Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Buddhist Temple delightedly invites Venerable Hsing Ting to preside the ceremony of Three Refuges Five Precepts with Abhiseka since Venerable Hsing Ting, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Thaihua Temple, will arrive in Houston. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Download: Triple Gem Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony Registration

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Jun - July 2017 Calendar

活動 Activities/Events 時間
6/10 Sat 星雲大師墨寶展
One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition
2:00pm - 4:00pm Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sat [佛教與藝術]-星雲大師與墨寶
Art of Buddhism "One Stroke Calligraphy"
Speech by Fo Guang Shan Dallas Abbess Ven Man Kuang
2:00pm - 4:00pm
7/2 Sun 盂蘭盆孝道月孝親報恩法會
Ullambana - Filial piety memorial Dharma service
10:00pm - 12:30pm 中美寺
Chung Mei Temple
7/07-7/09 Fri-Sun 2017年國際佛光會北美洲聯誼會
BLIA North America Fellowship Meeting
BLIA Vancouver
Fo Guan Shan
7/11-7/15 Tue-Sun 國際佛光青年幹部會議
International Buddha's Light Young Adult Executive Conference
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 西來寺青少年短期出家修道會
Hsi Lai Temple Youth Short-Term Monastic Retreat
7/23 Sun-Fri 2017年佛光山西來寺供僧法會
2017 Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple Sangha Day
8/12 Sat 甘露灌頂三皈五戒
Triple Gem Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony
Chung Mei Temple
例行活動 Regular Activities
禪修班 Meditation Class 10:30am - 12:00pm 中美寺
Chung Mei Temple
太極班 Tai Chi Class 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Humanistic Buddhism Reading Class
10:30am - 12:00pm
Fo Guang Three Acts of Goodness Children Classes
10:30am - 12:30pm
Diamond Stutra/Amitabha Stura/Medicine Buddha Stura/
The Universal Door Chapter/Eight-eight Buddhist Repentance
10:30am - 11:40pm
Dharma Lecture By Venerable
11:40am - 12:50pm

下載: 2017佛光山中美寺6 -7月行事曆

Download: Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Jun - July 2017 Calendar

Three Acts of Goodness Children's Summer Camp

Venue  :  Chung Mei Temple
Date  :  August 12-13, 2017
Ages  :  7-12 years old
Fee  :  $100
Early Bird  :  $70 by June 30