Weekday Classes at the Dallas Temple


Come and enjoy drop-in meditation classes at our newly renovated 8500 square foot downtown Dallas City Temple! The Temple offers an ideal setting to learn about and improve your meditation practice in an inspiring and peaceful environment.

Drop-in classes are offered several times per week and oriented towards those that are new to meditation and Buddhism. Some classes have fees and some are by donation, however no one is ever turned away for lack of funds!

Everyone is welcome!


Wednesday Evening Class

7.00- 8.30pm



Wednesday evening is our main weekday drop-in class with our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang  Menla.  This class is perfect for beginners! It provides an introduction to meditation and advice for practicing meditation, mindfulness, and applying Buddhist teachings in daily life.

Class includes two guided meditations, a talk on Buddhism for everyday living, and time for Q&A. Although part of a monthly series, each class is stand alone. Drop in at any time. Information on the monthly series can be found below. 

Class is followed by refreshments for those who wish to stay for more conversation.



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.

 Gen Kelsang Menla, Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Menla, Resident Teacher


Class Costs

$12 | General Fee
$6 | Students & Seniors 60+
Free for Members | Click here to become a Supporting Member
Free for Veterans and First Responders due to a Veterans Fund


On Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays we validate parking in the Star Parking lot on the corner of Lamar/Laws & Corbin, directly across from the Temple.
Don't pay in lot. Just tell us your space number and we do the rest!


Lunchtime Meditation

Tuesday — Friday
12.15 - 12.45pm


Enjoy a mid-day break with brief meditation instruction and a 20 minute guided meditation. 

Carol Salerno | Tues  
Renee Adibi-Myers | Wed.
Erica Richardson | Thurs.
Kelsang Tenpa | Fri.

By Donation