The Compassionate Service Society – South (EIN: 27-0819930) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Houston. CSS-South is modeled after CSS, a non profit organization founded by Master Ce Hang Truong in California in 2002. Though founded on Buddhist principles, CSS takes an ecumenical and all-inclusive approach that transcends religious and cultural boundaries. By integrating the ancient teachings of Buddhism with the best of 21st century thought, practices, philosophies, and knowledge, CSS seeks to bring unity and healing to the body, mind and spirit.
“Our goal is to facilitate the practice of Bodhisattva ideals (altruism) and to promote holistic living. The Integral model for holistic living is to develop all four dimensions of life (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social) within the four contexts of life conditions (physical, social system, culture and nature). Our mission is to create a spiritual and healing environment for body, mind and spirit.”
CSS (or commonly known as CompaSS) South offers Integral Tai Chi classes, meditation classes, cooking club, annual outdoors activities, special trainings for its working members and many other activities. Through its activities and programs, CSS offers participants and especially its working members an environment facilitating their holistic evolution. All activities organized by CompaSS are open to everyone of all ages, race, gender, religion and beliefs. All the regular activities are free admission, with the exceptions of retreats and trainings where the accommodation must be rented.
The above activities are organized by CSS members who are all volunteers without pay. They contribute time and resources to offer these activities following the Bodhisatta ideals.