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Meditation to Ease a Racing Mind

March 23, 2017

Meditation to Ease a Racing Mind

Rothko Chapel’s ‘12 Moments’ series continues with Serbian Orthodox meditation, Wednesday, April 5

HOUSTON – March 23, 2017 – Finding peace of mind is often easier said than done. The Rothko Chapel has a prepared a program to help.      

The local nonprofit will be hosting Serbian Orthodox meditation guided by Father Serge Veselinovich, at noon on Wednesday, April 5. The Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon. The suggested donation to attend is $10.

Rooted in the concept of “hesychasm” – from the Greek word “hesychia” meaning “stillness of mind” – Orthodox meditation features a focus on posture, rhythmic breathing and recitation to seek mental stillness and union with the divine.

For 22 years, Father Veselinovich has been parish priest of Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church in Galveston, the oldest Orthodox church in the state, officially consecrated in 1895.

The event is a continuation of Rothko Chapel’s educational meditation series, “12 Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions.”

Rothko Chapel’s director public programs and community engagement Ashley Clemmer said the series is designed to offer unique insight and new meditative practices for attendees, while celebrating the diversity of the world’s faith traditions.

“The 12 Moments series pairs the Rothko Chapel’s commitments to spirituality and diversity,” she said. “At noon on the first Wednesday of every month we have a teacher from a different faith tradition who guides the community in meditation. This month, Father Serge will be leading us in meditation from a rich tradition that many people may be unfamiliar with – and I think everyone will enjoy.”

For more information about the Rothko Chapel, including a full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.


About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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