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

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

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple June ~ July 2015 Calendar

6/6~6/13 Sat~Sat 2015 Seven-Day Intensive Meditation Retreat Website: www.hsilai.org/en/retreat FGS Deer Park, Upstate of New York Registration through website
6/21 Sun Fo Guang Shan Belgium Opening Ceremony Belgium FGS
6/27~6/28 Sat~Sun Fo Guang Shan Paris Opening Ceremony Series Activities Fo Guang Shan Paris
6/28 Sun Filial Piety Service & Mrs. Wei Fong Chu Chao’s Memorial Service Chung Mei Temple 1:30pm – 5:00pm
6/29 Mon “Buddhism Lecture” Avatamsaka Sutra by Ven. HuiFu 7:30pm – 9:00pm
7/11 Sat “Buddhism Lecture” by Venerable Long Xiang 2:00pm – 4:00pm
7/11 ~ 7/19 Sat~Sun Hsi Lai Temple Short Term Monastic Retreat Hsi Lai Temple
7/15~7/19 Wed~Sun Hsi Lai Temple Youth Short Term Monastic Retreat
7/19 Sun 2015 Hsi Lai Temple America Ullambana Dharma Service
7/16~7/29 Thu~Sat 2015 Taiwan International Youth Seminar on Life andChan Taiwan FGS
7/20~7/23 Mon~Thur Hsi Lai Temple America Followers Conference Hsi Lai Temple
7/31~8/3 Fri~Mon 2015 North America Buddha’s Light Young Adult Regional Conference Dallas FGS
8/2 Sun 2015 Ullambana Dharma Service Chung Mei Temple 10:00am

Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Regular Activities
Sunday 10:30AM - 12:30PM 10:30AM ~ 11:30AM Chanting Service
11:30AM ~12:30PM Venerable Dharma Talk
1:30PM - 3:00PM “Humanistic Buddhism Study Group” Study Guidance by Mr. James Chao

Download: 2015 June to July Calendar

English Buddhism Course - āgama

Course Content  :  āgama
Fee  :  Free of charge
Start Date  :  2013.10.06(Sun.) 1:30~3:30pm
Location  :  Chung Mei Buddhist Temple
Download  :  English Buddhism Course - āgama

Chung Mei Cultural Forum

2015 Mercury Orchestra

Date  :  Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time  :  15:00
Venue  :  Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Temple
Remarks  :  No entry for children under 8.