Season by Series

The Rothko Chapel presents programs that elevate the spirit, foster dialogue, and champion ethical action. The season is organized thematically into three series.

Living “As If”: The Art, Spirituality, and Practice of Non-Violence

What would the world look like if we were all living as if violence is not an option? This series raises awareness about systemic violence and cultivates the practices to counter it.  What constitutes violence? What approaches have been developed to end the vicious cycle of an eye for an eye?  From September through May, teachings, dialogues, films and experiential offerings equip us intellectually and spiritually to practice non-violence. To underwrite the series or a program, please contact Thuy Tran at 713.660.1405 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


International Day of Peace
Discussion and Celebration
Presented in partnership with Edge of Arabia
Sunday, September 21, 7pm

Love Your Enemies
Community Workshop
Sharon Salzberg and Tenzin Robert Thurman
Presented in partnership with Dawn Mountain
Saturday, September 27, 10am-3pm, Tickets required

Radical Ahimsa
Jain Dharma Talk and Meditation
Jain Nuns Samani Sanmati Pragya Ji and Samani Jayant Pragya Ji
Tuesday, October 21, 7pm

The Institutional Violence of Incarceration
Discussion
Rev. Dorothy Budd and Chris Scott, moderated by Liliana Segura
Tuesday, October 28, 7pm

Morton Feldman’s For Philip Guston
Concert
Presented in Collaboration with Da Camera
Sunday, November 2, 1pm

Mainstreaming Torture
Panel Discussion
Dr. Rebecca Gordon and Sarah Sentilles, moderated by Juan E. Méndez
Thursday, November 13, 7pm

Songs of Freedom
Concert
Rutha Mae Harris
Thursday, January 15, 7pm

Mending Bones: Walking a Bone Labyrinth
Sunday, March 8, All day

How to Start a Revolution
Film Screening and Dialogue
Thursday, March 19, 8pm

From Dictatorship to Democracy
Community Workshop
The Albert Einstein Institution 
Saturday, March 21, 10am-3pm

Journey of the Universe
Film Screening and Dialogue
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D. and John Grim, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 29, 7pm

Breath: the Pulse of the Universe
Performance and Meditation
Tadasana Troupe
Thursday, May 14, 7pm

Concerts in the Chapel

A series of musical offerings



Morton Feldman’s For Philip Guston
Presented in Collaboration with Da Camera
Sunday, November 2, 1pm

Twilight Meditation
Kinley Lange
Tuesday, December 9, 6pm

Songs of Freedom
Rutha Mae Harris
Thursday, January 15, 7pm

Museum Experience
Da Camera Young Artists
Saturday, January 31, throughout the day

Twilight Meditation
Daniel Mutlu
Tuesday, February 10, 6pm

Modern Mass with LoadBang
Thursday, February 12, 7pm

Twilight Meditation
Language for Peace
Tuesday, April 14, 6pm

Musical Meditation for MenilFest
Intersection New Music Collective
Saturday, April 18, 1pm

Timber for MenilFest
Brandon Bell
Saturday, April 18, 4pm

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, May 21, 7:30pm, Tickets required


Living Mindfully

This ongoing series is comprised of experiential offerings that elevate the spirit and nurture humanity’s highest aspirations.

Free Day of Yoga Houston
Presented in partnership with Texas Yoga Association
Monday, September 1, 8am

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Transcendental Meditation
Fali Engineer
Wednesday, September 3, 12pm

Twilight Meditation
Zen Buddhist Dharma Talk and Meditation
Master Miao Tsan
Tuesday, September 16, 6pm

Love Your Enemies
Community Workshop
Sharon Salzberg and Tenzin Robert Thurman
Presented in partnership with Dawn Mountain
Saturday, September 27, 10am-3pm, Tickets required

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Jewish Meditation
Janice Rubin
Wednesday, October 1, 12pm

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool
Henderson Smith
Thursdays in October, November, February, March, May, and June, 5pm

Yoga on the Plaza
Bayou Bliss Yoga
Saturdays in October, November, March, and April, 9am

Radical Ahimsa
Jain Dharma Talk and Meditation
Jain Nuns Samani Sanmati Pragya Ji and Samani Jayant Pragya Ji
Tuesday, October 21, 7pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Hindu Meditation
Wednesday, November 5, 12pm

Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 20, 7pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Christian Meditation
Sister Adeline O'Donoghue
Wednesday, December 3, 12pm

Twilight Meditation
Christian Contemplative Taize Concert
Kinley Lange
Tuesday, December 9, 6pm

New Year's Day Crystal Bowls Meditation
Dana Shamas
Thursday, January 1, 12pm

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Sound Installation
Tuesday, January 20, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Modern Meditation
Jerry Ruhl, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 4, 12pm

Twilight Meditation
Jewish Contemplative Concert
Daniel Mutlu
Tuesday, February 10, 6pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Bon-Buddhist Meditation
Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 4, 12pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Modern Meditation
Ann Friedman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 1, 12pm

Twilight Meditation
Hindu Kirtan Concert
Language for Peace
Tuesday, April 14, 6pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Buddhist Meditation
Myoki Shonin
Wednesday, May 6, 12pm

Breath: the Pulse of the Universe
Performance and Meditation
Tadasana Troupe
Thursday, May 14, 7pm

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing
Muslim Meditation
Jihan Barakah
Wednesday, June 3, 12pm

Summer Solstice
Sunday, June 21