Weekend Classes at the Dallas Temple
Come and enjoy drop-in meditation classes at our newly renovated 8500 square foot downtown Dallas 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!
Sunday Morning Meditation
Meditation is an action of our mind and is the main cause of inner peace. When we meditate we are creating the cause of happiness and so happiness will definitely arise for us both now and in the future. Through deepening our understanding and experience of the steps along the path to enlightenment we can not only calm our busy mind, but effect positive inner change and create a deep transformation of our mind and heart.
Sunday Morning meditation includes two guided meditations, a Buddhist teaching for daily life and, chanted prayers in English. We dedicate all of this to world peace. Afterwards spend time meeting like-minded people and enjoying some vegetarian refreshments! Everyone is welcome!
January Topic: The Four Noble Truths
Buddha long ago pointed out that though humans universally seek happiness it consistently eludes them, and though they seek to avoid suffering it falls upon them like rain.The root of the problem, he taught, is a deep ignorance about the nature of happiness and suffering and their causes. In his famous teaching on the Four Noble Truths Buddha explained:
The truth about suffering
The true causes of suffering
How to achieve a true cessation of suffering
The true path that leads to that cessation
This Series is based on The New Meditation Handbook
The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation that teaches us how to make ourself and others happy by developing inner peace, and in this way making our lives more meaningful. The 21 meditations presented in this book are spiritual methods to control our mind and experience lasting inner peace. This extremely practical guide is an indispensable handbook for those seeking happiness and meaning in their lives.
When our mind peaceful, we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the author.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. 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.
Peace and Pancakes
with Special Prayers For World Peace
Starting Sunday, March 17
Prayers are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditating together and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome! The morning includes a guided meditation, talk on Buddhism applied to daily life & a traditional chanted prayer in English. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend– just drop in!
Following the prayers everyone is welcome to join us for a pancake brunch which always includes pancakes with toppings, and various other delicious foods snacks and teas!
Morning Class: By Suggested Donation $10-$15 | No one is ever turned away for lack of funds
Pancake Brunch: By Donation
Veterans and First Responders Free 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!
Sunday Morning: Buddhism for Kids
Each class will include a short meditation, a Buddhist lesson, and activities to help children increase their patience, respect for others and loving kindness.
Class is designed for children in kindergarten and above. We also have a video link for parents with preschoolers, toddlers and infants. Parents are required to sign their child into and out of class and to sit in on the class for their first visit.
A snack is provided during class. Please notify us if your child has any special needs or food allergies.
Lukas Kratochvil, Josh Hauberg, Henry Hildebrand and others.
Domingo por la tarde: Meditación en Español
Class Restarts January 6
LO QUE PUEDES ESPERAR
En nuestras vidas ocupadas, la meditación es una herramienta esencial para reducir el estrés, la ansiedad y desarrollar en nuestro corazón paz interna o paz mental, de esta manera podremos experimentar una felicidad mas pura. Aunque la meditación es muy popular, puede también ser fácilmente malentendida, o confundida. En esta clase aprenderás:
¿Qué es la meditación?
Distintos tipos de meditación que puedes hace.
Consejos prácticos para una meditación exitosa.
La clase incluye una enseñanza, dos meditaciones guiadas simples y tiempo para sus preguntas. Especialmente diseñado para principiantes, ¡Todo el mundo es bienvenido!
Validamos el estacionamiento en el estacionamiento Star directamente frente a nosotros en la esquina de Lamar / Laws & Corbin, directamente frente al Templo.
No pagues por el lote ¡Solo díganos su número de espacio y nosotros haremos el resto!
¡Solo déjalo entrar en cualquier momento!
Donación sugerida: $10-$15
Nadie es rechazado por falta de dinero.
Gratis para los miembros
Short Guided Meditations - Weekends
This program is currently on hold.
Enjoy a day out downtown and stop by for a visit!
Free meditations are now being offered on the weekend. For a taste of meditation join us on select Saturdays for 15 minute sessions.
Walk-Ins always welcome!
Just stop by we'd love to see you!
Free- Donations kindly accepted