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Free Public Talk : Choose Happiness

  • Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Street Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)



Enjoy a free talk and meditation with American Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Menla. Delicious lunches are available in the museum’s cafe or just across the street from the many food trucks at Klyde Warren Park. Free self-guided tours of the Asian Art Collection will be available before and after the talk. Join us for this annual special event!


We each want to be truly happy and free from problems.  This is the common wish of all living beings. Each day we make many choices and work very hard to fulfill this wish, yet we are often still seeking the satisfaction we desire. Modern Buddhism presents meditations and training the mind techniques that enable us to tap into an inner source of peace, happiness, and contentment. By learning to use these methods in daily life we can choose real and lasting happiness!

At this special event, American Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Menla will explain methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy, happiness and meaning our everyday reality. Everyone is welcome! 

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Gen Kelsang Menla will give this free talk and meditation based on the free e-book Modern Buddhism.

Click here to learn more about and download the free e-book.



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