Jacqueline began studying meditation and Buddhism in 2005 at Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, and continued her studies at Kadampa Meditation Center Texas when she moved to Dallas in 2008. She is currently enrolled in the Teacher Training Program and regularly teaches classes in Dallas. During the day, she is an Information Security Specialist, having previously been a professional musician .
Fatin has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 13 years and is currently on our Teacher Training Program. She enjoys sharing her love for Buddha's teachings and meditation and finding practical ways to implement them into all aspects of her life. During the day Fatin works as a Financial Analyst at a global firm in Dallas. She is married and both she and her partner enjoy volunteering at the center and helping to teach the kids class.
John has been studying and practicing for over 14 years and during that time has taught at several of our Metroplex locations. He brings a light-hearted yet sincere approach to teaching so that meditation and Buddhism is accessible for everyone. John currently teaches the Ft. Worth Sunday morning class. John is an executive with a technology company and has lived in Dallas/Ft.Worth for 50+ years.
Carol is an experienced mediator and Teacher, having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. As a wife, mother, business professional and active volunteer at KMC Texas she has a wealth of practical experience of applying Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. She also has done several long meditations retreats and studies on the Teacher Training program. She brings joy, humor and genuine insight to her teaching.
GEN KELSANG MENLA
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.
Jenny has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years. She has been a Kadampa Buddhist practitioner for 10 years and finds Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books and teachings to be remarkably clear and practical. She is studying on Teacher Training Program at KMC Texas and teaches at the KMC TX - Denton Branch. Jenny is known for her heartfelt teachings and for offering practical examples that help people integrate Buddhist teachings into their daily lives. Jenny is married and works professionally as psychotherapist in private practice.