Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche, Resident Lama ~ A Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Group
Visit us at our Meditation Center in Irving, Texas, Sundays at 9:30am.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Detailed information on this retreat here. 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 also attend an orientation held on the Sunday prior to the Nyungne in question.
ONGOING SUNDAY SCHEDULE
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.
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.
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