Meditation Classes at Our Dallas Temple

 

Come and enjoy drop-in meditation classes at our newly renovated 8500 square foot downtown Dallas Temple! The Temple offers an ideal setting to learn about and improve your meditation practice in an inspiring and peaceful environment.

Drop-in classes are offered several times per week and oriented towards those that are new to meditation and Buddhism. Some classes have fees and some are by donation, however no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. 

We also offer enrollment-based study programs for those wishing to go deeper into understanding and practicing Buddha's teachings.

Everyone is welcome!

 

Meditation Classes

Wednesday Evening Class

7.00pm—8.30pm

We validate parking only in the Star Parking lot directly across from us on the corner of Lamar/Laws & Corbin, directly across from the Temple. Do not pay in lot. Just tell us your space number and we do the rest!

 

This is our main drop-in class during the week. Topics change approximately every 4 weeks. Class includes 2 guided meditations, a chanted Buddhist prayer, a talk on Buddhism for everyday living, and time for Q&A. Classes are followed by refreshments if you wish to stay after the class for more conversation.

Topics
April & May: The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Learn how to transform the moments of our life into steps on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into sources of personal and spiritual growth.

Teacher:  Gen-la Jampa and Gen Kelsang Menla

Cost: $12. $6 for Student/Seniors 60+. Free for members. 

Walk-Ins are always welcome!

Sunday Morning Class

11.00am—12.30pm

We validate parking in the Star Parking lot directly across from us on the corner of Lamar/Laws & Corbin, directly across from the Temple. Do not pay in lot. Just tell us your space number and we do the rest!

 

 
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Meditation is an action of our mind and is the main cause of inner peace. When we meditate we are creating the cause of happiness and so happiness will definitely arise, because without a cause there can be no result. Through deepening our knowledge and experience of the stages of the path to enlightenment we can not only calm our busy mind, but effect positive inner change, and even create a deep transformation of our mind and heart.

Topic
How to Transform Your Life

Learn practical methods for reducing problems and increasing happiness by changing our mental attitudes from negative to positive.

Teacher:  Gen-la Jampa and Gen Kelsang Menla

Cost: $12. $6 for Student/Seniors 60+. Free for members. 

Walk-Ins are always welcome.

Sunday Morning: Buddhism for Kids

11.00am—12.30pm

 

 

Each class will include a short meditation, a teaching, and activities to help children increase their positive minds of patience, respect for others, giving, and loving kindness.

Parents are required to sign their child into and out of class and to sit in on the class for their first visit. 

A snack is provided during class.Please notify us if your child has any special needs or food allergies

Class is designed for kids ages 6+.

Teacher:  Lukas Kratochvil,  Josh Hauberg,  Henry Hildebrand and others.

Cost: Donations welcome


Work Week Guided Meditations

Morning

Wednesday
7.30am—8.00am

*** There is no morning class on Wednesday April 26th.***

 

 

Start your day right. Forget the stressful commute and get your peaceful mind in gear for the day ahead. 

Teacher:  Gen Kelsang Menla

Cost: Donations kindly accepted.

Walk-Ins are always welcome.


Lunchtime

Tuesday and Thursday
12.15pm—12.45pm

*** There is no Lunchtime Meditation on Tuesday April 25th. Thursday continues as normal. ***

 

Enjoy a mid-day break with a 20 minute guided meditation and brief meditation instruction. 

Teacher:  Erica Richardson (Tues) and Renee Adibi (Thurs)

Cost: Donations kindly accepted.

Walk-Ins are always welcome.


Early Evening

Thursday: Happiness Hour
5.30pm—6.30pm

*** There is no Happiness Hour class  on Thursday April 27th. ***

 

 

 

Why sit in traffic when you can enjoy mental peace at the end of your work day and return home with a happy mind! In these brief guided meditation sessions you will learn how to melt away your stress and rejuvenate your mind. The evening will consist ofa 20 minute guided meditation, a short talk on applying mindfulness and Buddhist principles to daily life, and time for your questions. 

Stay and enjoy wonderful refreshments and good conversation after class! This is an ideal way to unwind after work and recharge for a great evening ahead!

Teacher:  Gen Kelsang Menla

Cost: $6. Free for Members.

Walk-Ins are always welcome.


Study Programs

Foundation Program

KMC TX
Sundays 2.00pm—5.00pm

 

 

The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of the spiritual path. Each class includes chanted prayers to prepare the mind for the teaching, a guided meditation, a teaching, group discussion, tea break, and Q&A. 

This is an in depth study program and not a drop-in class. Enrollment is required. For an introduction please attend our drop-in classes.

Current Book: New Heart of Wisdom

This text reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings - the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. Geshe Kelsang shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness by developing a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Menla


Teacher Training Program 

Sunday 6.00pm —8.00pm & Thursday 7.00pm—9.00pm

 
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Classes resume May 11, 2017

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition teachers. 

The program is comprised of twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. 

This is not a drop-in class. Enrollment is required and you must attend both evening classes.

Current Book: Tantric Grounds and Paths

Although there is great interest in Tantra, not many people understand its real meaning. In this extraordinary book the profound mysteries of Tantra are revealed to the modern world, in particular the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

Teachers: Gen-la Jampa and Gen Kelsang Menla