For as long as our mind remains turbulent and distracted in an external search for happiness, we will not have the opportunity to enjoy its natural purity and clarity. But through learning to control the mind in meditation, we will definitely find happiness from a different source- the peace and stillness within our own mind.
The stages of the path, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism. Lamrim is a special set of spiritual instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha and is also a very accesible and practical guide for successful meditation.
Mental yoga is more powerful than physical yoga! Although Tantra is very popular, not many people understand its real meaning. This mini-course will introduce Buddhist Tantra and how we can use special meditations to awaken our vast potential for happiness.
In this Introductory class you will receive an explanation of the purpose of Foundation Program, the book that is currently being studied, class format and a teaching from the text. Anyone who is interested to learn more about FP is welcome to attend!
Though we try very hard, sometimes we feel it’s impossible to change and our habits can make us unhappy or even harm our health. Through Buddha's teachings, we can become free from our inner critic and gain confidence in our potential to change.
An empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we will receive the blessings of Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy.
Center Cherishing is a fun day where the community comes together to help clean our beautiful Temple.
By applying the Buddhist method to training the mind our everyday life will lead to happiness and an ability to deal with whatever arises without stress.
Through Buddha's teachings we can learn how it is possible to reduce the frequency and intensity of our anger and eventually eradicate it altogether. Come for half a day or all day to this practical and inspiring course.
Buddhist teachings explain effective methods to reduce our mental and physical suffering, and how to grow spiritually from the experience of pain and discomfort.
A vow is a spiritual promise to abandon particular faults, which is made in conjunction with a traditional ritual ceremony.
Having recently given this talk in Australia, Gen-la Jampa will be speaking at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. At this public talk enjoy a guided meditation and learn simple and effective techniques that will make true happiness your everyday reality!
In this Introductory class you will receive an explanation of the purpose of Foundation Program, the book that is currently being studied, class format and a teaching from the text.
Learn how to take control of life by transforming life’s adversities into positive, enriching experiences.
A day course offering practical solutions to everyday problems of modern living. By learning how to be free from worries we can begin to truly enjoy life.
Led by Gen-la Jampa this weekend course will lead us through the brief yet profound and practical guide to meditation called The Three Principal Aspects of the Path.
Through Buddhist wisdom and meditation we can uncover the underlying causes of anxiety and fear and learn how to let them go.
Buddha's teachings are timeless and universally applicable, even in our busy modern world. In this course you will learn about basic Buddhist beliefs and practice.
We all want to fully enjoy our life and be free from problems. Through understanding the law of karma, or actions and their effects, we will feel empowered in our ability to change the course of our life.
Join us at the DMA! Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart. If we learn to transform our mind through meditation, then we can transform our life. Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will give this free talk based on the free e-book of the same title!
Join us for an introductory course designed especially for beginners. In this course you will learn how to meditate and the Buddhist approach to training the mind through clear, authentic instruction and brief guided meditations.
We all have habits that seem hard to break. Through understanding Buddha's teachings, we can gain confidence in our potential to change.
Join us for this special New Year’s Eve celebration! Enjoy a talk and guided meditation led by Gen Kelsang Menla on creating joy and the great meaning and spiritual potential of our human life, followed by delicious food and drink, and chanted prayers for peace in our world.
By combining meditation with the application of basic Buddhist principles of kindness in our daily life we can solve many of our problems and experience a greater harmony with others.
In this special Saturday course, Gen-la Jampa will teach us how to live a life of great meaning and altruism through following the compassionate path of a Bodhisattva.
In this 1/2 day retreat, we will guide a special meditation, known as Mahamudra, to help us discover the clear nature of our mind and gain insight into the relationship between the body and mind.
Anger can take many forms, from mild irritation to rage-
it is always painful and destructive. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can learn how it is possible to reduce the frequency and intensity of our anger.
Inspired by our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, every year people from the southwest US and beyond gather together for this special event. The SWDC will be a wonderful opportunity to receive teachings from the Western US National Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, and to meet with spiritual friends.
It is a remarkable quality of the mind that we first create objects in our imagination and then bring them into our everyday reality – such as our new Kadampa Buddhist Temple! Everyone is welcome to this public talk to learn how improving our qualities of compassion and wisdom can create peace within our minds.
We invite you to celebrate our opening with us. During this weekend event Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, will grant the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa and commentary to the Yoga of Buddha Heruka. On Sunday there will be a morning teaching entitled Building Peace.