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Start the year off with meditation that resonates

December 13, 2016

Start the year off with meditation that resonates

Rothko Chapel to host crystal bowl meditation on New Year’s Day

HOUSTON – Dec. 6, 2016 – Getting 2017 off to a good start is all about setting the right tone.  

The Rothko Chapel is doing its part to help -- by hosting a crystal bowl meditation at noon on Sunday, Jan. 1. 

Similar to the tradition of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowl meditation is a practice that uses the quartz crystals bowls to create rich, pure, harmonic tones, designed to aid practitioners in focus and relaxation.

The meditation will be guided by sound practitioner Dana Shamas, who works professionally as a therapeutic yoga teacher, breath-work facilitator, biofield tuning practitioner and a reiki master. She is the founder of Bayou Bliss Yoga, a center for integrative healing, located in the First Montrose Commons neighborhood of Houston.

“Dana has a passion for health and wellbeing that we appreciate at the Chapel,” director of programs and community engagement Ashley Clemmer said. “The crystal bowl mediation is a way to start 2017 off on a clear and beautiful note that can resonate throughout the whole year.”

For registration, and for more information the Rothko Chapel and the 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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