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Southwest Dharma Celebration: Seeing Beyond the Ordinary

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

US Southwest Dharma Celebration
Seeing Beyond the Ordinary


The Blessing Empowerment of Dorje Shugden

With faith we can open a window in our mind through which we can see a pure world. Through relying upon the wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, we will witness the beneficial influence of this enlightened being in our life and be guided swiftly to realizing our highest potential for the benefit of all. Through recognizing that the wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden is the nature of both Je Tsongkhapa and all Buddhas, we will receive powerful, transformative blessings and quickly gain all the realizations of the precious Kadam Dharma.




Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the NKT Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help people discover the peace of Buddha's teachings for themselves, and how to integrate these timeless teachings into modern life. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Modern Buddhism in practice.

Kadam Lucy James, Resident Teacher KMC Colorado
Leading the Friday night Introductory Talk, Living Fearlessly

One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving meditation centers in the past 34 years. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and the United Kingdom due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity.

Gen Kelsang Menla, Resident Teacher KMC Texas
Leading the festival meditations

Gen Kelsang Menla
has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.



Introductory Talk
Living Fearlessly

How do we courageously face the challenges of busy modern life? In this talk and relaxing guided meditation we will learn some practical methods for dealing positively with life’s ups and downs. With a wise outlook and inner resilience, we experience a happier and more meaningful life day by day, while becoming a much-needed example of peace and loving-kindness in our world. Everyone welcome


Friday, Nov. 9th      

5-7:15pm- Registration
7:30-9pm- Introductory Talk with Kadam Lucy- Living Fearlessly

Saturday, Nov. 10th       

8-9am- Registration
9-10am- Meditation with Gen Menla
10-11:30am- Break
11:30am-1:15pm- Empowerment with Gen Rigpa
1:15-4pm-Lunch Break
4-5:30pm- Commentary with Gen Rigpa
5:30-7:30pm- Dinner Break
7:30-9:30pm- OSG Puja

Sunday, Nov. 11th
8-9am- Registration
9-10am- Meditation with Gen Menla
10-11:30am- Break
11:30am-1pm- Teaching with Gen Rigpa

What is a Dharma Celebration?


Attending a Dharma Celebration is a chance to listen to inspiring Teachers. National and regional Dharma Celebrations are taught by National Spiritual Directors in various countries each year.

At a Dharma Celebration, you also have the opportunity  to meet people from all walks of life, each putting sincere effort into the development of inner peace. Some have been studying and practicing Dharma for a long time, while others may be just getting started. Either way, it’s always inspiring to see other people striving to develop the good qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom.

The proceeds from these Dharma Celebrations are donated to the International Temples Project.

Cost and Registration



Abundant metered street parking is available on LamarLawsGriffinMungerCorbin 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 distance for $6/ day and $7/day.

Parking will not be validated for this event.

Earlier Event: November 3
Volunteer Work Party!
Later Event: November 24
Community Walk