Visit us at our Center in Irving, Texas, Sundays at 9:30am.

Sunday Schedule here.

Map here.  We are just off O’Connor Road south of 183, directly across from the  Irving High School track.

Good places to eat lunch close by.

Visiting from out of town? Lodging close to the KTC here.

What to Wear – Comfortable clothing that is appropriate for sitting cross-legged on cushions. Short-shorts, short skirts and tank tops are discouraged. Note: We also have chairs for sitting, so feel free to use them during your visit!

Questions? E-Mail us here

This slideshow from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 2014 visit says a lot about us.

KTC Dallas

Karma Thegsum Choling Dallas (KTC Dallas) became an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in 1990, as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in the State of Texas. A study group had met informally in living rooms and rented spaces since the late 1980’s.

KTD is the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lama Dudjom Dorjee and the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

In 1998 we were joined in Dallas by Venerable Lama Dudjom Dorjee, teacher and author.  We are both honored and delighted to make the teaching and spiritual guidance of Lama Dorjee available to the local and regional community.

A more thorough history of our KTC Center can be found here, as well as the history of the annual “Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen” Bluebunny Retreat, here. Also there is the independent but deeply affiliated Dawa Dolma Meditation Center in Denton led by Dawa Sangmu of Juliet’s Jewels in Denton, Texas.

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We make every effort to keep the schedule of upcoming events up to date, but events do change, sometimes at the last minute. Unless otherwise specified, all events below take place at the KTC Center, 1000 Armeda Avenue Irving, Texas 75061. See map.

Day-long retreats are usually 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a two-hour break at noon. Usually a detailed flyer is e-mailed prior to KTC retreats.

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EventsKTC Dallas has a regular Sunday Practice schedule with Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche at the center in Irving.

Our Sunday programs start at 10am.  On the Sundays when Lama Dudjom Dorjee is in residence, there is usually a Dharma teaching from Rinpoche at this time. Usually there is also the opportunity for a short Dharma “interview” with the Lama after the teaching.

KTC Dallas is also one of the few Dharma Centers in the US that offers the Nyungne fasting and purification practice on a regular basis.  This is entirely due to Lama Dudjom Dorjee, who makes this amazing practice available to us. More about the Nyungne Retreats here.

Lama D Dorjee Rinpoche

Born to a nomadic family in eastern Tibet, Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche grew up in India and received a distinguished Acharya degree from Sanskrit University in Varanasi. In 1981, at the request of the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, he came to the United States as a representative of the Karma Kagyu lineage. He is presently Resident Lama of Karma Thegsum Choling in Dallas, Texas.

Lama Dudjom Dorjee’s early life

Lama Dudjom Dorjee at Sanskrit University

About Lama Dudjom Dorjee’s Three-Year Seclusive Retreat

Currently available books and tapes by Lama Dudjom Dorjee

Lama Dudjom Dorjee’s Podcast Channel

Lama Dudjom Dorjee on YouTube

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