Weekend Classes at the Dallas Temple

 
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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

11.00am—12.30pm

 

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!


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May Series:
Creating Stillness Within

Week 1 – Meditation Practice For Inner Peace - Disengage your mind from the busyness of everyday life and learn to abide in peace.

Week 2 – Balanced Body & Mind – Developing a special meditation for a health body and mind.

Week 3 – Finding Clarity What is the mind? This class is an exploration of the mind, it's clear nature, and how it functions in our life.

Week 4 – A Peaceful Mind From where do thoughts come and where do they go? This class is an exploration of the root mind, our hearted centered awareness. By learning to control our thoughts and connect with our peaceful heart, we can move swiftly along the spiritual path.

June Series:
Meditation from the Heart: A Practical Guide

Week 1 – Following qualified instructions- Why we need to rely upon an authentic teacher and teachings

Week 2 – Integrating Mindfulness and Mantra into Daily Life - A daily practice both in and out of meditation to achieve a purification of our state of mind.

Weeks 3-5 – Wise Advice for Life: Buddhist wisdom for a happy and meaningful life based on Advice from Atisha's heart an inspiring and time-honored text.

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Both the May and June Series are 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.

Learn more about the 21 meditations here.

When our mind peaceful, we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the author.

 
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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.




Cost

Drop-in fee: Walk in any time
By Suggested Donation $10-$15 each class. No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

 

Sunday Morning: Buddhism for Kids

11.00am—12.30pm
Due To our special event Sunday, May 19th, children’s class has been Cancelled. A video link will be available. Parents must be with the children.

 

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.

Teachers
 
Lukas Kratochvil,  Josh Hauberg,  Henry Hildebrand and others.

Cost
Donations welcome!

 

Domingo por la tarde: Meditación en Español

11:00am—12:30pm

 

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?

  • ¿Cómo meditar?

  • 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!

COSTO

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.

Marilyn Guzman, reportera de Azetca 55 informa sobre el Centro de Meditación Kadampa en Texas.

 

Short Guided Meditations - Weekends


Mid-day

Saturdays- monthly
2:00pm
This program is currently on hold.

 
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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!

Cost
Free- Donations kindly accepted