Public Programs

Summer Solstice Observation

Sunday, June 21, Suggested donation $10
To register for sunrise celebration, please click HERE.
To register for the sunset celebration, please click HERE.

In observation of the Summer Solstice, the Rothko Chapel will be open from sunrise to sunset (approximately 6:20am-8:25pm).

Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing

Muslim Meditation
Jihan Barakah
Wednesday, June 3, 12pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

The series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, May 21, 7:30pm, Tickets $45 ($35 for Rothko Chapel Members)
For tickets, please click HERE. Members, call 713.665.2700 for discounted tickets.

Enjoy the majesty and mystery of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in the Rothko Chapel. This symphony is a spiritual experience, forming the final in the group inspired by Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a book of German folk poems. River Oaks Chamber Orchestra is a 40-piece chamber orchestra with musicians from all over the US and Canada. They are known for their creative collaborations and have world premiered/commissioned 41 pieces these past nine seasons. A reception follows the program.

Breath: The Pulse of the Universe

Performance and Meditation
Tadasana Troupe
Thursday, May 14, 7pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

Participate in a unique performance incorporating breath and movement. Developed by film producer and CEO of Birdhouse Productions Lynn Birdwell and breath coach and founder of Heights School of Yoga, Pam Johnson, the Tadasana Troupe creates a mesmerizing moving mandala based on Sri T. Krishnamacharya's Tadasana sequence, a dream like dance that is matched with precision to very audible, rhythmic breath. Breathe with the dancers and experience the fundamentally universal and powerful pulse of our connection, the breath. This connection is the basis of all non-violent spiritual practices, including yoga, meditation, and tai chi. A reception on the plaza follows the program.

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

Henderson Smith
Thursdays in May and June, 5pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art whose physical practice offers general health benefits, stress management, increased energy, and improved physical mobility.  The physical and meditative aspects of Tai Chi, which uses slow, repetitive movements, are recognized as relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind.

Led by instructor Henderson Smith, Tai Chi classes are held from 5pm to 6pm on the Chapel grounds near the reflecting pool and Barnett Newman’s sculpture Broken Obelisk. The classes are suitable for beginners as well as the experienced Tai Chi practitioner. Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are appropriate attire. In case of inclement weather, classes will be held inside the Rothko Chapel. Henderson Smith is the founder of Living Well Therapies and is a certified instructor in Tai Chi.

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