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Don't forget to join Rothko Chapel this afternoon for our concert Music & Spoken Word: The Sounds of El Salvador in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero's martyrdom with Trinity Episcopal Jazz Ensemble! Note the Chapel will be closed from 3-3:30 and 5-5:30 for setup/breakdown.
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Wishing a happy birthday to our founder, Dominique de Menil, who was born on this day in 1908. She and her husband John brought incredible things, people, and places to Houston - including the Rothko Chapel! We will forever be in awe of her strength, voice, and conviction.
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Gaelyn Godwin Roshi, Zen Buddhist Tradition Pay What You Can, suggested value $10 For the month of April, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Led by Gaelyn Godwin Roshi of Houston Zen Center, this session will explore the practice of allowing ourselves to be fully present with the moment. We enter Zen practice with awareness of our sensations, our breath, the sounds, the feeling of being a living body. In this simple yet profound meditation practice, the act of just sitting in the present moment can lead us to a sense of ease and release. Zen can be practiced by people of all faiths. It was originally taught by the Buddha as the method to live in awakening. About the presenter: Gaelyn Godwin is the Abbot of Houston Zen Center. She has been a Zen Buddhist priest for 26 years and is authorized in both Japan and the US to teach Zen meditation and Zen Buddhist studies. After training in Tassajara, the largest Western Zen monastery and in Japan, she began to visit the Houston Zen Community in the mid-90’s, moving to Houston in 2003 to help establish the Houston Zen Center. Houston is now her home. The Houston Zen Center, where she teaches, is located at 1605 Heights Boulevard. About the series: 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. The Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions 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. Learn more here: http://rothkochapel.org/experience/twelve-moments-series/
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The Chapel is looking for a new addition to our team! Read more about the Chapel Host position through the link and send your resume to the email address on the webpage if you're interested and are a good fit! http://rothkochapel.org/employment
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Beautiful day at the Rothko Chapel.
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Work in the arts? Into social activism? Learn about the intersection of these two fields at the Chapel on Tuesday in a conversation with renowned theatre and opera director Peter Sellars!
Happy to announce the winner of our #MoonriseParty challenge! There are still a few tickets left for the Moonrise Party next Friday - get yours now to dance the night away with your Rothko Chapel friends!! Tickets here: buff.ly/2DoNDW6
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear the Chapel alive with the sounds of El Salvador in Music & Spoken Word: The Sounds of El Salvador! We will be commemorating the martyrdom of Archbishop #OscarRomero on March 24th with Trinity Jazz Ensemble - join us!
Check out this excerpt from William Middleton's new biography on our founders, Dominique and John de Menil - a biography that was 10 years in the making! https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a18929606/de-menil-family-collection/
Remember to post your #MoonriseParty pictures to FB/Twitter/Instagram to get a chance to win a FREE ticket to the Moonrise Party on March 23rd! Deadline to submit is Thursday, March 15th!! The best photo of the moon, the Rothko Chapel or Broken Obelisk by the light of the moon, or a previous Moonrise Party wins! www.rothkochapel.org/give/moonrise-party
Very excited to partner with Houston Grand Opera next week for our Art & Activism: An Evening with Peter Sellars - a conversation with renowned theatre and opera director Peter Sellars on the importance of the intersection between art and social activism. Register now, seats are filling fast!