About Us

 
 
 

Kadampa Meditation Center Texas (KMC Texas) is a diverse, warm, and vibrant spiritual community. People from all backgrounds come to find solutions for the challenges of busy, modern life and draw inspiration from Buddha’s teachings, the practice of meditation, and spiritual friendships.

At KMC Texas our strength is our faith- our faith in each other's essential goodness and compassion. Our strength is in our diversity and we are proud to reflect the many communities throughout the Metroplex. We believe that no matter our background, beliefs, or experiences each and every one of us can improve ourselves for the benefit of our families, communities, and the world.

Join us in achieving inner peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and using Buddhist teachings in daily life. 

History

We were established in 1994 by the renowned Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyasto Rinpoche. We moved to our current location in the Dallas West End in February 2017, after 10+ years in Arlington and previous locations in Irving and East Dallas.

KMC Texas is a part of the New Kadampa Tradition- International Kadampa Buddhist Union, which is a world-wide organization of Kadampa Buddhist meditation and study centers, temples, and retreats centers.

Coping With a Stressful World Through Meditation

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What We Offer

 

Advice for bringing meditation into daily life.

Many of our classes are drop-in meditation classes. No registration is required and everyone is welcome. These classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with more experience. They provide an introduction and on-going  practice of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhist teachings for daily life. 

Throughout the year, we also offer  Saturday and Weekend courses as well as retreats. When we reduce our distractions and focus more deeply on spiritual teachings and meditation, even for one day, we begin to see how cultivating a more peaceful state of mind is possible.  

Our special events are a great way to meet other like-minded people and become connected to a spiritual community!

We also offer enrollment-based study programs for those wishing to go deeper into understanding and practicing Buddha's teachings. Open to all levels, these classes occur on a weekly basis and enrollment is required. 

Some classes have fees and some are by donation, however no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  Just contact us if you have a financial hardship.

Visit these links to see what classes are happening right now, and what is coming up at our Center. 

>> Drop-In Meditation Classes
>> Day Courses, Retreats & Events
>>Family and Kids Activities
>>En Espanol


Our Teachers

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Gen Kelsang Menla
Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

 
 
 Carol has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is studying on the KMC Teacher Training Program. Carol regularly teaches classes at the temple.

Carol has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is studying on the KMC Teacher Training Program. Carol regularly teaches classes at the temple.

Carol SalernO

 Jenny has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years. She has been a Kadampa Buddhist practitioner for 10 years and finds Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books and teachings to be remarkably clear and practical. She is studying on Teacher Training Program at KMC Texas and teaches at the KMC TX - Denton Branch. Jenny is known for her heartfelt teachings and for offering practical examples that help people integrate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives. Jenny is married and works professionally as psychotherapist in private practice.

Jenny has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years. She has been a Kadampa Buddhist practitioner for 10 years and finds Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books and teachings to be remarkably clear and practical. She is studying on Teacher Training Program at KMC Texas and teaches at the KMC TX - Denton Branch. Jenny is known for her heartfelt teachings and for offering practical examples that help people integrate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives. Jenny is married and works professionally as psychotherapist in private practice.

Jenny Streit-Horn

 John has been studying and practicing for over 14 years and during that time has taught at several of our Metroplex locations. He brings a light-hearted yet sincere approach to teaching so that meditation and Buddhism is accessible for everyone. John currently teaches the Ft. Worth Sunday morning class. John is an executive with a technology company and has lived in Dallas/Ft.Worth for 50+ years.

John has been studying and practicing for over 14 years and during that time has taught at several of our Metroplex locations. He brings a light-hearted yet sincere approach to teaching so that meditation and Buddhism is accessible for everyone. John currently teaches the Ft. Worth Sunday morning class. John is an executive with a technology company and has lived in Dallas/Ft.Worth for 50+ years.

John McKethan

 Fatin has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 13 years and is currently on our Teacher Training Program. She enjoys sharing her love for Buddha's teachings and meditation and finding practical ways to implement them into all aspects of her life. During the day Fatin works as a Financial Analyst at a global firm in Dallas. She is married and both she and her partner enjoy volunteering at the center and helping to teach the kids class.

Fatin has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 13 years and is currently on our Teacher Training Program. She enjoys sharing her love for Buddha's teachings and meditation and finding practical ways to implement them into all aspects of her life. During the day Fatin works as a Financial Analyst at a global firm in Dallas. She is married and both she and her partner enjoy volunteering at the center and helping to teach the kids class.

Fatin Kratochvil

 Zuly has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for several years. She wishes everyone to be happy and free from suffering. She recently started the Teacher Training Program through KMC Madrid Spain. She is a preschool teacher in North Dallas.

Zuly has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for several years. She wishes everyone to be happy and free from suffering. She recently started the Teacher Training Program through KMC Madrid Spain. She is a preschool teacher in North Dallas.

Zuly Hauberg

 Leny Munoz has been studying and practicing Buddhism for several years, and finds the Kadampa Dharma teachings every effective, practical and profoundly meaningful for everyone. Leny wishes to make these teachings available and accessible to everyone.

Leny Munoz has been studying and practicing Buddhism for several years, and finds the Kadampa Dharma teachings every effective, practical and profoundly meaningful for everyone. Leny wishes to make these teachings available and accessible to everyone.

Leny Munoz

 Renee Adibi has studied on Foundation and Teacher Training Program for 20 years and has developed a practical meditation practice, balanced with a busy family and work life. She teaches the Thursday lunchtime class in Dallas and is an active volunteer at KMC Texas.

Renee Adibi has studied on Foundation and Teacher Training Program for 20 years and has developed a practical meditation practice, balanced with a busy family and work life. She teaches the Thursday lunchtime class in Dallas and is an active volunteer at KMC Texas.

Renee Adibi

 Josh has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for several years and is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC TX. He is the Family and Childrens Class Coordinator and teaches regularly at the temple. He bring a warm and humorous presentation to his teaching. Josh is recently married and teaches elementary school in North Dallas.

Josh has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for several years and is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC TX. He is the Family and Childrens Class Coordinator and teaches regularly at the temple. He bring a warm and humorous presentation to his teaching. Josh is recently married and teaches elementary school in North Dallas.

Josh Hauberg

 Timothee has been learning and practicing Dharma since 2011. Originally from France, Tim has been living in DFW for 12 years and is a software developer.

Timothee has been learning and practicing Dharma since 2011. Originally from France, Tim has been living in DFW for 12 years and is a software developer.

TIMOTHEE BESSET

 Kyle has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for six years and is on the Teacher Training Program. He loves teaching mediation and Buddhism because he feels its the best way to help people. Kyle is one of the assistants at the Fort Worth class and is the substitute teacher for that class. Kyle is a husband, father of three, and has practiced law in Fort Worth for 27 years.

Kyle has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for six years and is on the Teacher Training Program. He loves teaching mediation and Buddhism because he feels its the best way to help people. Kyle is one of the assistants at the Fort Worth class and is the substitute teacher for that class. Kyle is a husband, father of three, and has practiced law in Fort Worth for 27 years.

KYLE CLAUNCH

 Jacqueline McKethan began studying meditation and Buddhism in 2005 at Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, and continued her studies at Kadampa Meditation Center Texas when she moved to Dallas in 2008. She is currently enrolled in the Teacher Training Program and regularly teaches classes in Dallas. During the day, she is an Information Security Specialist, having previously been a professional musician.

Jacqueline McKethan began studying meditation and Buddhism in 2005 at Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, and continued her studies at Kadampa Meditation Center Texas when she moved to Dallas in 2008. She is currently enrolled in the Teacher Training Program and regularly teaches classes in Dallas. During the day, she is an Information Security Specialist, having previously been a professional musician.

Jacqueline McKethan

 Lukas has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years and regularly assist classes at our temple. He is a devoted husband and father and works as a systems analyst in Irving.

Lukas has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years and regularly assist classes at our temple. He is a devoted husband and father and works as a systems analyst in Irving.

LUKAS KRATOCHVIL