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Natural Awakenings Houston is Houston's oldest and currently ONLY sustainable living, health and fitness magazine. We distribute our print edition free all over the Houston Metro. You can find us in the northern suburbs of Montgomery, The Woodlands, Tomball, Kingwood, Humble, Spring and Cypress as well as Inside The Loop and from the Galleria west to the Energy Corridor. West of Houston we can be found in Katy and Cinco Ranch, and to the south, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Sienna Plantation. If we are not in a store near you, email us and we will add your area to our delivery routes. You can also subscribe to our digital edition which is emailed out the first of each month, download the Natural Awakenings Ap or read the magazine online here at our website. Join the Natural Awakenings family! Feel Good! Live Simply! Laugh More!


Letter from the Publishers

Greetings!

Cindy and I are looking forward to some cooler weather but I think we may have to look forward for a bit longer. In this month’s letter I’d like to share with you our experiences attending two events this past month.

The first was a dharma talk by Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien. She has to be one of the calmest and genuinely happy people I have ever met. Unlike most dharma talks which as basically lectures on some aspect of Buddhist doctrine or practice, this was really a series of questions and object lessons. Zen Master began by saying “Good morning.” (It was night.) and then asking us what we thought when she said good morning. The dharma talk continued in true Socratic style with questions rather than just explanations. To illustrate what is meant by Awake Mind and how we could experience being Clear Water, she stirred three glass containers of water, two of which contained dirt and flower petals. The talk concluded with about 30 minutes of questions from the audience. It was very enlightening. I have never see anyone who taught quite like this before.

The second was Yoga Mass at Grace Episcopal Church. It began like any other mass with prayer, gospel and epistle readings and responsive readings except that we were all seated on yoga mats on the floor. Rev. Gena Davis then lead us in 30 minutes of slow flow yoga. Yoga was followed by Service of the Table as Rev. Davis and Rev. John Graham blessed and distributed the communion elements of bread and wine. The service ended with Rev. Graham leading us in a guided meditation on the universe and our places in it.

You can experience both Yoga Mass and Zen Master Thich Deiu Thien’s teaching this month. Check out the articles in this month and the calendar listings for details. But that’s not all! There are many other spiritual events in the month of September and you can find out about them in this month’s issue

Blessed be,

Mike & Cindy Hart


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September 24th from 10am to 12 noon.

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        Natural Awakenings-Houston is the first magazine in Texas and the first Natural Awakenings magazine to incorporate Aurasma-augmented reality. This allows us to imbed video and 3D video in both our print and digital magazines! No SQR codes. No barcodes. Just open the Aurasma App and point your phone at a page where you see the Aurasma logo and the video will open and appear to hover in space between your phone and the magazine.

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Local Events

Open Enrollment at Bayou Village School

Bayou Village School offers a nurturing school environment with a holistic approach to academic excellence. We strive to respect the wonder of childhood, preserve children’s passion for learning, allow children to develop a strong connection with nature and foster children’s imagination and creativity. Currently we are enrolling infants through 2nd grade, with plans to add another grade each of the following school years. More information can be found on our website www.BayouVillageSchool.org. To make an appointment to tour the school, please call 713-864-2452 or email enroll@bayouvillageschool.org.  <MORE>


 Abolish Your Inner Saboteur! Oct. 7-9

The Abolish Your Inner Saboteur! events in February and May were both sold out events and the seats for the next event in October have already begun to be filled. Tina Marie says, “It could not have happened without you! A sincere hug for all the great energy. The feedback and testimonials of how the Abolish! processes and strategies have transformed your lives have been overwhelming and brought beautiful tears to my eyes. I am grateful for you doing your personal work, showing up, being courageous and committing to make a difference in our world.” <MORE>

Michael Hart
Houston | Natural Awakenings Houston |  713-927-6540