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August 2017 Calendar of Events

FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH

Angamardana. 7:30pm. Angamardana a fitness system rooted in yoga, offers everyone the opportunity to invigorate the body and reach peak physical and mental health. Sponsored by the Houston Area ISHA Foundation Meetup Group. Hyatt Place 1909 Research Forest The Woodlands. 

SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

Being One: A Marriage Seminar for Engaged and Newly-Wed Couples. 9:00am–2:00pm. Equipping couples with skills for married life. $100. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. Register at 

Marva’s Holistic Fair. 10:00am-5:00pm. Psychics, tarot readers, palmists, healers, vendors of all sorts.  Admission Free. LaQuinta Inn-Galleria on 610 West Loop North between San Felipe and Post Oak, 77027  713-444-3581 

SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH

Surya Kriya: Fire up the Sun Within. 8pm-11am Aug. 6. Surya Kriya is a potent yoga of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being. “Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus to raise thesamat prana, or solar heat, in the system. It also balances a person’s left and right energy channels, leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind. This strong foundation becomes the basis to explore higher dimensions of life. Sponsored by the Houston Area ISHA Foundation Meetup Group. Hyatt Place 1909 Research Forest The Woodlands. 

Bayou Bikers. 8:00am. Meet at Market Square Park for 25-40 mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002. 713-845-1000 

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org  281-568-1568

Summer Sunday Fun Day - Creativity Coaching & Intuitive Painting. 10am-4:30pm. In this workshop you will learn the principals of creativity and explore 100% creativity through Intuitive Painting. Through understanding how creativity works, you move from wanting, to DOING, with a natural ease. You will be surprised at the joy that comes from moving a brush! Explore in a critique-free studio. You will leave with a renewed freshness for living a life filled with authenticity, passion, and creativity. No experience is needed.  No critiques are permitted.  Heights Studio, 77008. Facilitator: Cherie Ray. Register at 

Amazing Parents, Amazing Kids. 12:15pm–1:30pm. Join us for a time of connection and mutual support for parents whose children have developmental, emotional, medical, or learning differences. This group meets the first Sunday of each month in the Jones Building (J-204). Lunch and childcare are provided. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004.

FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH

The Road To God: The Adverture of a Lifetime. A weekend seminar presented by ECKANKAR. Guest speaker, Rodney Jones, renowned jazz guitarist, music professional, song writer and prominent international speaker. Free. Hyatt Regency North Houston 425 North Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX 77060. 888-IAM-SOUL. 

A Weekend Coaching Workshop: Where Hearts & Minds Meet.....Magic Happens! Friday, August 11th-Sunday, August 13th. Do you want your life to be more about enjoyment and ease and less about stress and striving? Feel energized and hopeful this year in an easy, natural way. This happens when your heart and mind sync up. No more internal tug-of-war.  Cherie Ray, MLA, Consultant & Coach, Supporting clients in living to their true potential with ease and confidence.  Heights Studio, 77008. For more info and to register visit 

That Thing You Do at Market Square Park. 8:00pm. Join us for a movie under the stars as the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow presents That Thing You Do (PG). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and grab a spot. Free. Market Square Park. 301 Milam, 77002. 

THURSDAY AUGUST 17TH

Blanket Bingo. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Join us for Blanket Bingo benefiting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each.  Market Square Park 301 Milam, 77002 

SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH

Land Matters: Geography and the Bible. 9:00am–3:30pm. Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Professor of New Testament at SMU Perkins School of Theology will teach this day-long class on how understanding the geography of the Bible has a direct impact on interpreting its meaning. Offered through the Houston Lay School of Theology. Fee: $40 for first-time registrants. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. 

THURSDAY AUGUST 24TH

Christopher Penczac Meet & Greet/Book Signing. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Christopher Penczak is a teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional craft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. FREE. The Magick Cauldron, 2424 Montrose Blvd., 77006

FRIDAY AUGUST 25TH

Christopher Penczac Meet & Greet/Book Signing. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Christopher Penczak is a teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional craft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. FREE. Pixie's Intent, 2727 Fondren @ Westheimer Suite 5B., 77063

Critical Mass-Houston. Assemble at 6:30 pm. Roll at 7:15pm. A casual bike ride starting from downtown Houston and going wherever. Cars rule the road every day, but one day a month we get together to celebrate our love for bicycles and have fun riding. Free. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002.  

SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH

20th Annual Houston Pagan Pride Day. 12:00pm-8:00pm. Houston Pagan Pride is part of the larger Pagan Pride Project. Through education, activism, charity and community, the project promotes tolerance and understanding between people with different belief systems. This year's featured guest is Christopher Penczac. FREE. Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road, Houston 77055. 

PLAN AHEAD

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH

Kirtan Fest Houston. 7am-10pm, 7am-12:30pm Sunday. Concentrating on Kirtan with special added seminars and entertainment, Kirtan Fest will bring together kirtaniyas, traveling preachers, artists and ecstatic devotees at our fabulous new state-of-the-art temple in Houston, Texas. $65 adults, $55 children. ISKCON 1320 W 34th St. Houston, Texas 77018. For more information or to register. 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

Free Day of Yoga. 7am-12:30pm. Free Day of Yoga and ISCKON of Houston brings you and enlightening event filled with asana, mantra, meditation, music, dance, ayuveda talk and delicious vegan food. Raise your consciousness through bhakti yoga, the yoga of the heart. ISKCON 1320 W 34th St. Houston, Texas 77018. For more information or to register. kirtanfesthouston.com/Yogaday

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

Sacred Connections: a course to elevate your spiritual guide conversations.

In this intimate, first ever revealed class of ancient spiritual practices used by sages over the eons. You will learn to hear and trust your intuition, remove self-doubt, gain pure SOUL ENERGY and be led by your “spiritual guides”. Based on the Sacred Cord Clearing Book by Tina Marie St.Cyr. Eight week live course starting September 8. Visit the website for more information or to register. 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH  

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org  281-568-1568

 

A Legacy of Love. 11am-12noon. Celebrate with us as we honor Howard and Diane Caesar for their unfaltering love and dedication in 34 years of Ministry here at Unity of Houston. Our hearts are heavy and yet filled with excitement as Howard and Diane open themselves up to what God reveals is next.  We look forward to coming together to acknowledge and love these two amazing souls as they begin their next new chapter. Unity of Houston 2929 Unity Dr, Houston, TX 77057. 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

Meditation Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm. Open to everyone - especially for beginners to meditation. The master will give a brief introduction to meditation and guide the participants to do meditation. Free, donations welcome. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org  281-568-1568

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

New Paradigms Conference & Holistic Expo. 10am-6pm & 10am-4pm. Over the last 30 years, incidents that used to be considered out of the ordinary experiences have become much more accepted. New Paradigms Conference brings in the best of those individuals in their fields of paranormal research together in one place simultaneously.  Hilton Houston Westchase 9999 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH

Blessing Ceremony. 10:00am-12:00pm. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org  281-568-1568

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD

Earthdance Houston. 5pm-9pm. Houston's Global Earthdance 2016 sponsored by International Society for Krishna Consciousness and Ecstatic Dance Evolution, features a globally synchronized Prayer for Peace which happens simultaneously all over the world - in over 500 locations in 80 countries - people will connect in a powerful moment of coherent intention to generate healing vibrations all over the planet. $10-20 suggested donation. ISKCON 1320 W 34th St. Houston, Texas 77018. 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

Exploring Health & Higher Consciousness through the Chakra System. 6:00pm. Learn to quiet your mind, heal your body, and put your fears to rest. Lin Weiss invites you to join her in the first of a nine-part series of monthly classes in which you will awaken the chakras and create a life you love. Call Lin at 713-858-8595 or email LinWeiss@conscioushealingnow.com today to register or for more information.

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30

The Guide to Good Divorce Seminar. 8:30am-2pm. The end of a marriage often leaves us feeling flawed, enraged, anxious and lonely. Yet, in the midst of this uncertainty and pain, there are opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth and new beginnings. The Guide to Good Divorce program is designed to empower women to successfully navigate through divorce toward a fuller, healthier and happier life. The program offers information and advice from uniquely qualified experts on the law of divorce in Texas, divorce financial planning, life skills,and wellness. Join other women and discover the keys to unlocking your next best life! $69. The Houstonia Hotel & Spa 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024. 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

YOUniverSoul Fest. 8am-8pm. YOUniverSOUL Fest is a one-day, plant-based, environmentally-conscious, kid-friendly, ticketed event that will focus on stage presentations and workshop event spheres with a focus on wellness, art, music, and connection.  Types of workshops, presentations, and performances will include but not be limited to yoga, dance, art gallery/installations, philosophically and spiritually inspired presentations, music, healing, social interactivity, and children’s programming.  MidTown Park 2811 Travis Street Houston, TX 77006.