Texas Buddhist Association (TBA) is a non-profit religious organization committed to providing religious ceremonies and educational programs as well as serving the community. Since its founding in 1979 by a group of lay Buddhists under the guidances of Ven. Wing Sing, Ven. Jan Hai, and Ven. Hung I. TBA has expanded to become one of the largest Buddhist institutions in Texas with over 1000 participating members. There are several other resident monastics. TBA also is a founding member of the Texas Buddhist Council and member of Interfaith.
Built in 1989, Jade Buddha Temple covers two-and-a-half acres in southwest Houston and consists of the Grand Hall, Kwan-Yin Hall, the Youth Activity Center, a library, a dining hall, several living quarters, and a lotus pond with a statue of Kwan-Yin as its centerpiece. In addition to serving the religious and spiritual needs of its members, the Temple functions as a Buddhist study and research center for many different educational institutions.
At Texas Buddhist Association, our goal is to adopt and practice Buddha's teaching of loving kindness, compassion, joyfulness, and serenity in our daily lives for the benefit of ourselves and others. Additionally, we learn to cultivate the wisdom necessary for clear understanding of both the universe and the human spirit.
Our English programs includes meditation and provide child care for those attending. In addition, we serve a delicious vegetarian lunch on Sundays and host numerous special events
We, the members of Jade Buddha Temple, invite you -- regardless of your background or religious affiliation -- to enter our community, learn more about Buddhism, and participate in our spiritual enrichment programs. We are always eager to welcome new members into our family.
Jade Buddha Temple is located near the intersection of Dairy Ashford Road and Bellaire Boulevard; The parking lot entrances are off Leader Road.
6969 Westbranch Drive
Houston, TX 77072-2163
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