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!
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.
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.
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.
KTC 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.
Wednesday, June 14 The Mahamudra Ngöndro series began with the reading transmission (lung) and words of introduction. As with the Sadhana series last December, Rinpoche arrived at the Shrine Room early. He said there were a lot of reasons not to teach Ngöndro, the ordinary and extraordinary foundation practices of the Vajrayana; the practice takes …
— by Tifany Henderson Lama D. Dorjee has requested that his students observe a vegetarian diet for the month of Saka Dawa, from May 26 until June 24. Rinpoche also said each of us would determine what vegetarian means to us. So, let’s keep in mind the intention behind being vegetarian during the month of Saka Dawa. …