Rothko Chapel

twelve moments: baha’i tradition

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

12:00 PM

Abbas Mahvash, Baha'i Tradition
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For the month of October, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Baha'i tradition. Led by Abbas Mahvash of the Bahá'í Community of Houston, this session will explore a Baha'i perspective on the purpose of religious practice, generally, and prayer and meditation, specifically. Participants will read and chant Baha'i scripture on prayer and meditation, discussing how it helps conform our selves to the Divine Will, leading to individual and collective development. Mahvash will provide a reflection on these prayers, and consult on their practical implications for personal and societal advancement. The group will then practice Metta Bhavana, a Buddhist method that helps cultivate loving-kindness, to help put into practice inner and external transformation.

About the Presenter:
Abbas Mahvash is a native Houstonian, whose work in law and international development has allowed him to participate in Baha'i communities across North America, Europe, and Africa. He spent recent years volunteering at the Baha'i administrative and spiritual center in Haifa, Israel..

Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions is a monthly series presented in partnership with Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

Since September 2005, on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, the Rothko Chapel hosts a meditation or contemplative practice focusing on a different spiritual or faith tradition featuring teachers and religious leaders from throughout the greater Houston community. This series provides opportunities for visitors to learn more about a specific spiritual or faith tradition, and experience a related meditation or contemplative practice, such as prayer, chanting, etc.


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