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

Chung Mei Temple January ~ May 2015 Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Venue Time
1/4 Sun Amitabha Birthday Chanting Service Columbarium 10:30am-12:30pm
1/25 Sun Dharma Day Chung Mei Temple 12:30pm
2/8 Sun 2014 Light Offering Completion Service 10:30am-12:30pm
2/15 Sun Volunteer Chore’s Day 10:30am-2:30pm
2/18 Wed Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival (Temple open to 12:00am)
2/19 Thu Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday – Dharma Service 11:00am
2/22 Sun Homage to Thousand Buddhas Ceremony 10:30am-12:30pm
3/1 Sun 2015 Light Offering Dharma Service 10:30am-12:30pm
3/15 Sun United Human Trafficking Documentary: “Not My Life” 11:30am-12:30pm
3/29 Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum – Mr. Nai-Yuan Hu’s Concert Rice Univ. 3:00pm-5:00pm
4/5 Sun Qing Ming Ancestors Memorial Service Chung Mei Temple 10:00am-12:30pm
4/19 Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum – By Venerable Hui Dong
4/25~5/24 Chung Mei Cultural Forum – Hu Shih’s Exhibition and Presentations 10:30am-4:30pm
5/10 Sun Bathing the Buddha Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival 10:30am

Download: January~May 2015 Calendar

2015 Light Offering Dharma Service

The yearly Light Completion Dharma Service is approaching, it will be schedule on the February 8, 2015 (Sunday) at 10:30a.m. The New Year Light Offering Dharma Service is scheduled on March 1 (Sunday) at 10:30a.m. We will have the chanting service and prayer at the Main Shrine of Chung Mei Temple. You and your family are cordially invited to attend the service and share in the Dharma joy. We sincerely wish you a happy New Year, and may you and yours be blessed with joy and prosperity!

Download: 2015 Light Offering Dharma Service

2015 Chinese New Year Dharma Function

Lunar New Year is approaching! Chung Mei Buddhist Temple has scheduled special Dharma functions to be held on February 22, 2015 to pray for world peace, blessings, and good fortune in the coming year. You and your family are cordially invited to attend the service and share in the Dharma joy. We sincerely wish you a happy New Year, and may you and yours be blessed with joy and prosperity!

Dharma Function Date Time Remarks
Light Offering Completion Service Feb. 8
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm 2014 Light Offering Completion Service
Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival Feb. 18
(Wed)
9:00pm-10:30pm Temple open from 10:00am to 12:00am
Chinese New Year Dharma Service Feb. 19
(Thur)
11:00am-11:30am Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday
Homage to Thousand Buddhas Ceremony Feb. 22
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm Homage to the Buddhas & transfering merits to all sentient beings
Light Offering Dharma Service Mar. 1
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm Register for making Light offering for brighter future

Download: 2015 Chinese New Year Dharma Function

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