Houston Buddhist Vihara Inc. (HBV) founded in June 1988, is a religious corporation organized under the Religious Corporation Law in the USA. HBV serves the Houston community by providing services and follows the Theravada Buddhist tradition founded in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Laos and Cambodia.
- Facilitate Buddhist practices – regular programs: dhamma teachings, meditation sessions, opportunities for acquiring merits
- Educate Buddhist children – Dhamma school on Sundays
- Facilitate and support seekers of truth by providing teachings of the dhamma as required
- Provide a venue to conduct Buddhist ceremonies as necessary
HBV is approved as a non-profit religious organization by the US Federal Government and State of Texas.