Back to All Events

Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment: A New Year's Eve Celebration

  • Kadampa Meditation Center Texas 1875 Laws Street Dallas, TX, 75202 United States (map)

"Dharma" is the teaching of Buddha and means "protection," specifically protection for the mind. Through taking Dharma to heart we can protect ourself from all suffering and problems. Therefore everyone needs to receive the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni, because the source of Dharma is Buddha Shakyamuni. 

Although first taught in ancient India almost 2600 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings are universal and continue to resonate with people throughout the world. Buddha's fundamental teaching is that everything depends upon the mind. If we integrate his teachings into our daily life we will be able to solve all our inner problems and attain a truly peaceful mind. With this peaceful positive mind, we will be able to help others more effectively and gradually create peace in our world. 

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. However, if we establish peace within our minds, outer peace will come naturally.

Join us for this very special event where Gen Kelsang Menla will grant the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni. He will also explain how we can make a connection with Buddha through special meditations contained within the Prayers for Meditation booklet.  

Start 2018 with inspiration and meaning!


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.


Empowerment: 10:00am-12:00pm
Teaching 1: 2:00-3:30pm
Teaching 2: 4:30-6:00pm

Children are free and Families are welcome to all or part of this event! A video link is available for your convenience.

Cost & Registration

$65.00 Full Day
$55.00 Students & Seniors 60+
$50.00 Empowerment Only
$45.00 Empowerment Only Students/Seniors 60+

Sponsor/Benefactor Members
$35.00 Full day
$25.00 Empowerment Only

Lunch will be available on a first come first served basis for $8.



Parking is easy!

Abundant metered street parking is available on Lamar, Laws, Griffin, Munger, Corbin and Ross and is just $.50/hour. Download the Parkmobile app on your phone, it's super easy!

A number of lots and garages are also available within walking disatance for $6/day and $7/day.

Parking is not validated for this event.