Visit!

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

KTC Dallas June 2017

The Sunday meeting at the KTC in Irving is our main weekly event open to the public. Newcomers are most welcome, and meditation instruction is available upon request.  There is no charge for the teaching. If you would like to make a donation, there is an opportunity during announcements after the talk.

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 for Meditation  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

KTC Dallas January 1, 2017

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.

KTC Dallas
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Events

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. Get on the KTC email list here.

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  • Mahamudra Ngöndro Series

    7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    08-02-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    MAHAMUDRA NGÖNDRO TEACHING SERIES AT KTC DALLAS 

    Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche will teach on the ordinary and extraordinary foundations of Mahamudra Ngöndro in a two-month, eight week series.

    Beginning on June 11th, the class will meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm for eight weeks.

    The price for KTC members is $100 for the 8 week series, and the price for non-members is $200.

    The Mahamudra Ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation at every level of our being.

    Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Mahamudra, they also lead gradually towards the experience of realization.

    Note: 

    Lama Rinpoche would greatly refer that students take the entire series; if that will not work, the Ordinary Foundations series of four will be offered separately,  as will the Extraordinary Foundations series of four.

    The Ordinary Foundations – 4 classes – $60/members, $120 nonmembers

    The Extraordinary Foundations – 4 classes – $60/members, $120 nonmembers

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  • Chenrezik Practice

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-03-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Weekly Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. Open to students with Refuge and/or permission from Lama Dudjom Dorjee.

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  • Summer Nyungne Retreat August 5-7

    7:30 pm-6:30 am
    08-04-17-08-07-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Many resources on the Nyungne Retreats here.

    The Nyungne retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It involves two and a half days of practice with the strict keeping of vows (a day and a half of complete fasting from food and drink), the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, and the recitation of the sadhana of the 1000-arm form of Chenrezik, Bodhisattva of compassion.

    This practice is quite challenging. The KTC requires that all Nyungne participants read a medical advisory/release and sign it.

    Any prospective Nyungne Retreatant who is undertaking the practice for the first time must attend an orientation held on the Sunday prior to the Nyungne in question.

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  • Summer Nyungne Retreat August 5-7

    7:30 pm-6:30 am
    08-05-17-08-07-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Many resources on the Nyungne Retreats here.

    The Nyungne retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It involves two and a half days of practice with the strict keeping of vows (a day and a half of complete fasting from food and drink), the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, and the recitation of the sadhana of the 1000-arm form of Chenrezik, Bodhisattva of compassion.

    This practice is quite challenging. The KTC requires that all Nyungne participants read a medical advisory/release and sign it.

    Any prospective Nyungne Retreatant who is undertaking the practice for the first time must attend an orientation held on the Sunday prior to the Nyungne in question.

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  • Summer Nyungne Retreat August 5-7

    7:30 pm-6:30 am
    08-06-17-08-07-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Many resources on the Nyungne Retreats here.

    The Nyungne retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It involves two and a half days of practice with the strict keeping of vows (a day and a half of complete fasting from food and drink), the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, and the recitation of the sadhana of the 1000-arm form of Chenrezik, Bodhisattva of compassion.

    This practice is quite challenging. The KTC requires that all Nyungne participants read a medical advisory/release and sign it.

    Any prospective Nyungne Retreatant who is undertaking the practice for the first time must attend an orientation held on the Sunday prior to the Nyungne in question.

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  • Summer Nyungne Retreat August 5-7

    7:30 pm-6:30 am
    08-07-17-08-07-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Many resources on the Nyungne Retreats here.

    The Nyungne retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It involves two and a half days of practice with the strict keeping of vows (a day and a half of complete fasting from food and drink), the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, and the recitation of the sadhana of the 1000-arm form of Chenrezik, Bodhisattva of compassion.

    This practice is quite challenging. The KTC requires that all Nyungne participants read a medical advisory/release and sign it.

    Any prospective Nyungne Retreatant who is undertaking the practice for the first time must attend an orientation held on the Sunday prior to the Nyungne in question.

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  • Mahamudra Ngöndro Series

    7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    08-09-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    MAHAMUDRA NGÖNDRO TEACHING SERIES AT KTC DALLAS 

    Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche will teach on the ordinary and extraordinary foundations of Mahamudra Ngöndro in a two-month, eight week series.

    Beginning on June 11th, the class will meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm for eight weeks.

    The price for KTC members is $100 for the 8 week series, and the price for non-members is $200.

    The Mahamudra Ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation at every level of our being.

    Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Mahamudra, they also lead gradually towards the experience of realization.

    Note: 

    Lama Rinpoche would greatly refer that students take the entire series; if that will not work, the Ordinary Foundations series of four will be offered separately,  as will the Extraordinary Foundations series of four.

    The Ordinary Foundations – 4 classes – $60/members, $120 nonmembers

    The Extraordinary Foundations – 4 classes – $60/members, $120 nonmembers

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  • Chenrezik Practice

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-10-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Weekly Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. Open to students with Refuge and/or permission from Lama Dudjom Dorjee.

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  • Public Program

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    08-13-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Doors open at 9:00am; coffee, tea and snacks available. Meditation begins at 9:30am, and Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche’s teaching begins at 10:00am. If Lama Dudjom Dorjee for some reason is not available we will have an alternate program.

     

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  • Chenrezik Practice

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-17-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Weekly Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. Open to students with Refuge and/or permission from Lama Dudjom Dorjee.

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  • Lojong Retreat

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    08-19-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    On Saturday August 19th, Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche will have a one-day Saturday Lojong (Mind-Training) Retreat.  The Lojong Retreat is being held at the KTC Center in Irving, Texas.

    Retreat includes: Learning, contemplating and meditating on mind-training, including the Tonglen practice of taking on others’ suffering and pain, then sending your compassion. Full day attendance required. $50 for non-members.

    May All Be Auspicious!   

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  • Public Program

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    08-20-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Doors open at 9:00am; coffee, tea and snacks available. Meditation begins at 9:30am, and Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche’s teaching begins at 10:00am. If Lama Dudjom Dorjee for some reason is not available we will have an alternate program.

     

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  • Chenrezik Practice

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-24-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Weekly Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. Open to students with Refuge and/or permission from Lama Dudjom Dorjee.

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  • Lama Dudjom Dorjee at Dawa Dolma Center in Denton

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    08-26-17

    The Dawa Dolma Meditation Center in Denton, Texas is in the back of Dawa Sangmu’s import store, “Juliet’s Jewels” 

    Dawa Sangmu is a close student of Lama Dudjom Dorjee, and has a long and close connection to the KTC in Dallas. For fifteen years Dawa has held an open house and Dharma talk in November, introducing Lama Dudjom Dorjee to the Denton area, and she hosts day-long Saturday teachings at intervals throughout the year.

    Contact information: 940-566-5005, Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm, Juliet’s Jewel’s store hours.

    More about the Dawa Dolma Meditation Center here.

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  • Public Program

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    08-27-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Doors open at 9:00am; coffee, tea and snacks available. Meditation begins at 9:30am, and Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche’s teaching begins at 10:00am. If Lama Dudjom Dorjee for some reason is not available we will have an alternate program.

     

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  • Chenrezik Practice

    7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-31-17

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    1000 Armeda Ave, Irving, TX 75061, USA

    Weekly Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. Open to students with Refuge and/or permission from Lama Dudjom Dorjee.

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ONGOING SUNDAY SCHEDULE

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

A Journey From the Roof of the World from Julya Jara on Vimeo.

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 on MTV in the series “My Life as Liz” in 2010 (highly recommended)

All the KTD Lamas, July 2017, with His Holiness Karmapa, head of the Kagyu Lineage. Lama Dudjom Dorjee is kneeling directly in front of His Holiness.

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