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Special Summer Retreat - Meditations to Make our Life Meaningful

  • KMC Texas 1875 Laws Street Dallas, TX, 75202 United States (map)

Meditations to Make our Life Meaningful

Join us for this Post Summer Festival Retreat. Lamrim, or the stages of the path, is a special set of spiritual teachings that includes all he essential teachings of Buddha and is an accessible and practical guide for successful meditation. During this retreat, Gen Kelsang Menla will be giving commentary from this years summer festival. Beginners welcome.

Perfect for beginners, the first day of this retreat Gen Menla will focus on meditations, called Lamrim. Lamrim focuses on using Buddha’s instructions in a practical way to solve daily problems. In this step by step meditation approach, you will learn how to effectively change your daily life experience from unhappiness to happiness.

On Sunday, based on the teachings at the International Summer Festival, Gen Menla will focus on the essential practices of Vajrayogini and Heruka Tantra. On this special retreat day, he will give commentary to this daily practice for Highest Yoga Tantra Practitioners. You must have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment to attend the second day.

Enjoy any session of the first day of the retreat that fits your schedule!



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.


Meditations that Make Our Life Meaningful
Saturday, August 18
Session 1: 9.00-10.15am
Session 2: 11.15am-12.30pm
Session 3: 2.30pm-3.45pm
Session 4: 4:30pm-6pm

Pure Bliss of Tantra
Sunday, August 19 (You must have received HYT empowerment to attend retreat sessions on this day.)

Session 1: 2:00pm- 3:15pm
Session 2: 4:00pm-5:15pm
Session 3: 6:30pm-8:00pm

This retreat includes guided meditations and teachings. Refreshments are provided during the break.

Cost and Registration

Walk-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.
Saturday, Aug. 18th
$12 session / $20 half-day / $40 day
Sunday, Aug. 19th (HYT empowerment required)
$12 session / $20 half-day / $35 day
Free for Sponsors and Benefactors



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 is not validated on Saturday.