About Us

 

Kadampa Meditation Center Texas is part of the NKT-IKBU, an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving peace throughout the world. 

Visitors from all backgrounds come to find refuge from the challenges of busy, modern life and draw inspiration from spiritual teachings and friends, including western Buddhist monks and nuns.

You will find a warm, friendly community here, that strives to exemplify Buddhist practice in daily life. Our goal is to provide everyone, regardless of background, experience or belief, the opportunity to learn how to achieve inner peace and happiness.


Classes, Day Courses, Events, and Retreats

 

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 regular attendance is suggested. 

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 upcoming at our Center. 

>> Dallas Temple Classes
>> Branch Classes
>> Day Courses & Events
>> Retreats

Advice for bringing meditation into daily life.


Chanted Prayers

 

Chanted prayers, often called pujas or sadhanas, are an important part of our practice. They enable us to prepare our mind for successful meditation by experiencing mental transformation that comes from Buddha's blessings. They also help us to purify our mind of negativity and gather positive energy that comes from reciting and focusing on the meaning of the prayers. These are open to all unless otherwise noted. 

Our daily chanted meditation practice is Wishfulfilling Jewel. Other practices are done on a regular basis. Please feel free to drop-in at anytime to learn about these. You can also find more information at www.Kadampa.org.

>> Chanted Prayers schedule.


Our Teachers

Gen Kelsang Menla
Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has taught Kadampa Buddhism since that time. Gen Menla has also completed temple renovation projects in Baltimore, Albuquerque and our own temple here in Dallas. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

 

 
 
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

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

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

Carol Salerno

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 enrolled in the Teacher Training Program, and teaches the Foundation Program class 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 enrolled in the Teacher Training Program, and teaches the Foundation Program class in Dallas. During the day, she is an Information Security Specialist, having previously been a professional musician.

JACQUELINE MCKETHAN

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

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

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

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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 for 4 years. Originally from France, Tim has been living in DFW for 12 years and is a software developer. 

Timothee has been learning and practicing Dharma for 4 years. Originally from France, Tim has been living in DFW for 12 years and is a software developer. 

TIMOTHEE BESSET