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Dallas Meditation Center
We are one of the first and largest nonprofit Interfaith meditation centers in North Texas, home to Meditation and Mindfulness (modeled in the style of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh), Chanting, Yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and other traditions of meditation and mindful living. All are welcome. Our practice is intentionally beginner friendly.
Retreat at the Dallas Meditation Center Awakening Heart, Community of Mindful Living
Location: Dallas Meditation Center • 810 West Arapaho Road, Suite 98 • Richardson, TX 75080 • map and directions
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 11:00am - 4:00pm • 972.432.7871
Dallas Meditation Center welcomes people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.
* All of Dallas Meditation Center's Weekly Meditation, Yoga and Qigong classes are donation-based.
Brother ChiSing book: 108 Reflections Brother ChiSing book: I Am Home
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Awakening Heart Ten Spiritual Practices
Meditator
Resources for
BEGINNING
MEDITATION  ►
Healing Buddha Healing Buddha Chant
w/Brother ChiSing
►Play (MP3)
 ♦ Text (PDF)
Brother ChiSing on
Unity Online Radio
Richardson / Dallas, Texas

View at YouTube.com
Interview with Brother ChiSing
Dallas, Texas

View at YouTube.com
"Living From Within"
Brother ChiSing
A talk by Brother ChiSing at the Agape Center for Spiritual Living
Plano, Texas

View at YouTube.com
Amitabha
NAMO AMITABHA Chant
►Play
More chants and resources at:
    www.Amitabha-Gallery.org
Medicine Buddha
HEALING BUDDHA Mantra
►Play
Chanted by
Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche

Awakening Heart Website Buddha Is My Refuge: New Dharma Songs for the Contemporary Sangha - Brother ChiSing Plum Village Plum Village
Dallas Meditation Center
Upcoming Events at Dallas Meditation Center
#GivingTuesdayNow Dallas Meditation Center - Mindfully Together
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom
Our center will be closed on July 4.
No classes will be held. Please enjoy your holiday mindfully.
Support Dallas Meditation Center on North Texas Giving Day
#GivingTuesday Dallas Meditation Center Generosity Toward ALL in Mindfulness
Dallas Meditation Center Fall Festival September 29, 2018
See the
September 2020 Newsletter  ►
Dallas Meditation Center Newsletter
 
October 2020 Newsletter  ►
Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS
  Awakening Heart Solstice Eve Event

DALLAS MEDITATION CENTER
will be closed on July 4.
No classes will be held. Please enjoy your holidays mindfully.
Donate to Dallas Meditation Center relocation fund
Beginners Meditation Workshop
Power of Song Day of Mindfulness
Beginners Meditation Workshop
Walk With Me Dallas Film Screening
Meditation Essentials Workshop Yoga and Meditation Mini-Retreat
Pre-THANKSGIVING Celebration
@ Awakening Heart
pumpkin
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
5:00pm - Meditation & More
7:00pm - Vegetarian potluck dinner
Dallas Meditation Center
727 S. Floyd Rd, Richardson, TX
Lunar New Year Special Event:
Lunar New Year
Celebration
February 9, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Meditation, music, chant, dance, ritual, messages, dinner. ALL ARE WELCOME!
MEDITATION
Events
 
YOGA,
QIGONG & TAI CHI

Events
 
ALL OTHER
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Meditation Events
Weekly Meditation Schedule:
NOTE: Unless indicated otherwise, Weekly meditation events are being streamed at their regularly scheduled times ONLINE at our YouTube channel:
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube  Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube
Many groups with discussion and sharing are also hosting video conferencing rooms following their livestreeam. Links will be given during the livestream.
Brother ChiSing SUNDAY evening, 5:00-7:00pm CDT
AWAKENING HEART (Community of Mindful Living)
Founded by Brother ChiSing, this welcoming Interfaith Buddhist Meditation Community (inspired by the teachings and practices of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and other great spiritual teachers) is our largest main mindfulness meditation gathering of the week (30-40 persons) with walking and sitting meditations, chanting & music, inspiring messages, and community sharing. Open to all levels of meditation experience, both beginners and more experienced meditators. We welcome persons of any spiritual tradition, including those not part of any spiritual or faith tradition.
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube  Tune in: Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube
Sharing and discussion follows on Zoom.
Click for more information...
WEEKDAY “ZEN-To-Go” MEDITATIONS @ Dallas Meditation Center
Facilitated by staff teachers and other members.
(Welcome • Guided Meditation • Short reflection on practice)
► NOON “ZEN-To-Go” Meditations
Monday through Thursday • 12:00noon-12:45pm CDT
NOTE: Zen-To-Go streams live on our Facebook page:
Friday ZEN-To-Go en Español • 12:00 del mediodía - 12:45 pm CDT
NOTA: Las transmisiones de Zen-To-Go se transmiten en español los viernes en nuestra página de Facebook:
NOTE: Noon Zen-To-Go meditation will not meet on
January 1.
Mindful Manifesting
MONDAY evening, 7:30-9:00pm CDT
MINDFUL MONDAYS
NOTE: This group will not meet on March 18.
     see message...
NOTE: This group will not meet at our physical location March 16. Instead,
join us online at 7:30pm for a live stream
     see message...
Practical mindfulness for everyday living. Facilitated by Cornell Kinderknecht & other facilitators. Guided meditation, reading or study, discussion/sharing.
All are welcome. Some previous meditation experience is helpful.
This group meets on Zoom. Email info@dallasmeditationcenter.com to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Get more information about Mindful Mondays.
Wake Up Dallas Young Enlightened Souls TUESDAY evening, 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Wake Up Dallas YES
Young Enlightened Souls
A Young Adults (20's & 30's) Meditation Fellowship
NOTE: This group will not meet on January 1.
A meditation & and social group for Young Adults (20's & 30's) faciltated trained Young Adult co-facilitators. Each evening will include beginner-friendly walking and sitting meditation, a song or two, Dharma teachings, sharing & discussion, and refreshments afterwards. All Young Adults (20's & 30's) are encouraged to participate.
►  This group meets on Zoom. Get details at the Wake Up Dallas YES Facebook page.
► Get more info about this group.
Thich Nhat Hanh
WEDNESDAY evening - 7:30-9:00pm CDT
Interbeing Sangha
NOTE: This group will not meet on April 17, 2019.
Meditation practice and discussion exploring the 5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation on First Wednesdays of the month teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and other spiritual teachers. Our practice consists of a guided meditation, inspirational reading and discussion. Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins and other trained sangha facilitators.
This group meets on Zoom. Email info@dallasmeditationcenter.com to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Get more information about this group.
Recovering Joy
THURSDAY evening - 7:00-8:30pm CDT
Recovering Joy ONLINE
Peer Support for a Resilient Recovery. A 30-minute mindfulness meditation followed by open discussion on cuiltivating lasting happiness in addiction recovery, facilitated by Myles Sandoval.
By donation: suggested $10 / person
This group meets on Zoom: us04web.zoom.us/j/177914252
Join our Facebook group.
Earth Holder Sangha
FRIDAY evening - 7:00-8:30pm CDT
(Except for first Friday of the month)
Earth Holder Sangha Dallas
The Earth Holder Community is a branch of the Plum Village tree applies Thich Nhat Hanh's core teachings on Engaged Buddhism, mindful living, and inter-being to address Mother Earth's growing ecological crisis.
By donation: suggested $12 / person
This group meets on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/74205527570
Like our Facebook page.
Meditation Special Events:
Beginners Meditation Workshop at Dallas Meditation Center
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 2:00-4:00pm CDT
Meditation Essentials Workshop
to Deepen your Meditation Practice
An online workshop that is great for practitioners who want to refresh and deepen their meditation practice. We'll have a brief refresher on what you may have already learned. We'll enjoy periods of both guided and silent meditation. Plus we'll have follow-up materials related to meditation and mindfulness.
Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins.
Fee: $40
Advance registration for this ONLINE workshop is required.
► Get information and register online for this workshop.
Awakening Heart
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 5:00-7:00pm CDT
Awakening Heart (Community of Mindful Living)
Join this gathering live ONLINE
streaming at our YouTube channel:
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube  Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube
Founded by Brother ChiSing, this welcoming Interfaith Meditation Community (inspired by the teachings and practices of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and other great spiritual teachers) is our largest main mindfulness meditation gathering of the week (30-40 persons) with walking and sitting meditations, chanting & music, inspiring messages, and community sharing. Open to all levels of meditation experience, both beginners and more experienced meditators. We welcome persons of any spiritual tradition, including those not part of any spiritual or faith tradition.
Sangha YUM social gathering this week follows at 7:15 - dinner out at a nearby restaurant. Meet up at the end of our meditation gathering and we will caravan over to the restaurant. All are welcome.

*** Community Potluck Dinner this Sunday, September 21! Bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Bring a friend. Bring family.
Click for more information...
Thich Nhat Hanh
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 7:30-9:00pm CDT
FIRST WEDNESDAYS
5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation
@ Interbeing Sangha
Join Interbeing Sangha for the First Wednesday of the month which includes recitation of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings.
Meditation practice and discussion exploring the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and other spiritual teachers. Our practice consists of a guided meditation, inspirational reading and discussion. Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins and other trained sangha facilitators.
This group meets on Zoom. Email info@dallasmeditationcenter.com to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Get more information about this group.
Friday Night Meditate and Dance Party at Dallas Meditation Center Friday, November 6, 2020 - 8:00-10:00pm CDT
First Friday Dance and Meditate Party
EDM & World Music
Join this gathering live ONLINE
on Twitch:
First Friday Dance and Meditate Party EDM and World Music on Twitch  Groove with us on Twitch
Get your groove on and experience two powerful meditations every First Friday at Dallas Meditation Center
. This community gathering is family-friendly and takes place the first Friday of each month. All ages are welcome. We will practice sitting meditation, then have fun moving and grooving to a variety of energetic world and electronic music, mixed by a live DJ, Streaming Synergy.
Please observe the fifth precept and refrain from consuming alcohol, drugs, or any other products which contain toxins at this gathering.
Admission: By donation, $10-$20 / person suggested. No RSVP necessary.
Click for more information.
Go to the Facebook event.
Deep Relaxation and Touching the Earth
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:30am-noon CST
Deep Relaxation and Touching the Earth
Online through Zoom
Join Anne Lebednik and Lisa Goerdt online. Together we'll enjoy an opportunity to rest, release, and renew. We look forward to seeing you!
$15 registration fee. Zoom link provided upon registration.
► Register now.
Note: Registration closes at 5pm CST, Friday Nov. 6
Awakening Heart
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 5:00-7:00pm CDT
Awakening Heart (Community of Mindful Living)
Join this gathering live ONLINE
streaming at our YouTube channel:
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube  Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube
Founded by Brother ChiSing, this welcoming Interfaith Meditation Community (inspired by the teachings and practices of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and other great spiritual teachers) is our largest main mindfulness meditation gathering of the week (30-40 persons) with walking and sitting meditations, chanting & music, inspiring messages, and community sharing. Open to all levels of meditation experience, both beginners and more experienced meditators. We welcome persons of any spiritual tradition, including those not part of any spiritual or faith tradition.
Sangha YUM social gathering this week follows at 7:15 - dinner out at a nearby restaurant. Meet up at the end of our meditation gathering and we will caravan over to the restaurant. All are welcome.

*** Community Potluck Dinner this Sunday, September 21! Bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Bring a friend. Bring family.
Click for more information...
Awakening Heart
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 5:00-7:00pm CDT
Awakening Heart (Community of Mindful Living)
Join this gathering live ONLINE
streaming at our YouTube channel:
Awakening Heart / Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube  Dallas Meditation Center on YouTube
Founded by Brother ChiSing, this welcoming Interfaith Meditation Community (inspired by the teachings and practices of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and other great spiritual teachers) is our largest main mindfulness meditation gathering of the week (30-40 persons) with walking and sitting meditations, chanting & music, inspiring messages, and community sharing. Open to all levels of meditation experience, both beginners and more experienced meditators. We welcome persons of any spiritual tradition, including those not part of any spiritual or faith tradition.
Sangha YUM social gathering this week follows at 7:15 - dinner out at a nearby restaurant. Meet up at the end of our meditation gathering and we will caravan over to the restaurant. All are welcome.

*** Community Potluck Dinner this Sunday, May 26! Bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Bring a friend. Bring family.
Click for more information...
Andy McDonald
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 2:00-4:00pm CST
Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat ONLINE
with Andy McDonald
A retreat that brings together the mindful movement and breath awareness of yoga with the heart-opening, centering practice of meditation. This retreat will include yoga postures, walking meditation, seated meditation, and reclining guided relaxation.
Bring yoga mat if you have one.
Facilitated by Andy McDonald.
Fee: $35
Please register in advance for this ONLINE retreat.
► Register for this retreat.
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YOGA, QIGONG & TAI CHI Events
Weekly Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi Schedule:
Janna Whitton
MONDAY evenings, 6:00-7:00pm CDT
Tai Chi for Busy People (Easy Tai Chi)
NOTE: This group will not meet on May 25.
This class meets interactively
ONLINE through ZOOM.

Email Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the ZOOM meeting information.
The meditative, sequenced form of Easy Tai Chi is gentle, graceful, and flowing, using movements from longer Tai Chi forms that affect the entire body. Benefits may include improved balance, coordination and strength, increased relaxation, energy, circulation, flexibility, muscle tone, enhanced immune system and the lower blood pressure. Previous experince is not required.
Facilitated by Janna Whitton.
Drop-in suggested donation: $10-$20 per class
• Contact Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.comwww.TaiChiWithJanna.com
Janna Whitton
WEDNESDAY mornings, 9:15-10:15am CDT
Tai Chi for Busy People (Easy Tai Chi)
This class meets interactively
ONLINE through ZOOM.

Email Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the ZOOM meeting information.
The meditative, sequenced form of Easy Tai Chi is gentle, graceful, and flowing, using movements from longer Tai Chi forms that affect the entire body. Benefits may include improved balance, coordination and strength, increased relaxation, energy, circulation, flexibility, muscle tone, enhanced immune system and the lower blood pressure. Previous experince is not required.
Facilitated by Janna Whitton.
Drop-in suggested donation: $10-$20 per class
• Contact Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.comwww.TaiChiWithJanna.com
Janna Whitton
WEDNESDAY mornings, 10:30-11:30am CDT
Qigong with Janna
This class meets interactively
ONLINE through ZOOM.

Email Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the ZOOM meeting information.
NOTE: This group will not meet on July 24.
Instructed by Janna Whitton. Previous experience with Qigong is not required.
Drop-in suggested donation: $10-$20 per class
Contact Janna at TaiChiWithJanna@gmail.comwww.TaiChiWithJanna.com
Andy McDonald Private Instruction By Appointment
Mindful Yoga for All Levels with Andy McDonald, RYT
NOTE: This group will not meet on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
Through mindful movement and breath awareness, this style of yoga connects mind, body and spirit. You will experience a mental, emotional, and physical practice, achieving a deep state of relaxation, calmness, and peace.
• Contact Andy directly to schedule private individual or group sessions.
► www.thenatureofstillness.com
► Email: andymcdonaldyoga@gmail.com
Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi Special Events:
Andy McDonald
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 2:00-4:00pm CST
Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat ONLINE
with Andy McDonald
A retreat that brings together the mindful movement and breath awareness of yoga with the heart-opening, centering practice of meditation. This retreat will include yoga postures, walking meditation, seated meditation, and reclining guided relaxation.
Bring yoga mat if you have one.
Facilitated by Andy McDonald.
Fee: $35
Please register in advance for this ONLINE retreat.
► Register for this retreat.
► Get a flyer for this event.
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OTHER Events
Other Weekly Events:
Loving Groups THURSDAY evenings, 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Loving Groups
Unconditional Love Support Group
NOTE: This group will not meet on March 19.
     see message...
NOTE: This group will not meet on July 4.
Join this gathering live ONLINE
via ZOOM at https://zoom.us/j/3701532452
Unconditional Love is truly caring about the happiness of another with no expectation of return. Join us to begin a mindful practice of unconditional love. Hosted by Jane Snyder LGCH.
Suggested donation: $10.
► For more information, contact Jane at jane.snyder.tx@gmail.com.
Learn more about Loving Groups.
Other Special Events:
   DALLAS, TEXAS   
Dr. Paula Joyce
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00-3:30pm CDT
Walking the Labyrinth: A Sacred Experience
The labyrinth is a walking meditation that helps you find your way. The sacred geometry built into the labyrinth does the work for you. Release the past, connect with the Divine and move forward with more peace, joy and happiness.
Facilitated by Dr. Paula Joyce.
Location:
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
14115 Hillcrest Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254
Fee: $35
Get more info and register online.
► Contact Dr. Paula: 214.208.3533.
Dr. Paula Joyce
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00-3:30pm CDT
Past Life Group Regression Workshop
I will safely help you understand the reasons for your current life circumstances; release past negative influences while keeping the positive; gain new self-awareness and empowerment, enhanced spiritual well-being, and peace.
This is an online video conference workshop facilitated by Dr. Paula Joyce.
Fee: $35
Get more info and register online.
► Contact Dr. Paula: 214.208.3533.
   NORTH DALLAS / RICHARDSON   
Cornell
Kinderknecht
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:30-9:00pm CDT
Learn the Native American Flute, Level 2
Tuesdays, March 17 - April 7
"Finding Your Song". Continue your musical exploration with the Native American flute. Fine-tune your skills and experience the true joy of making music. This is for those who have completed the Level 1 class or those who have basic experience with the Native flute. Instructed by award-winning musician Cornell Kinderknecht.
Advance registration is required by March 15.
Location:
Near Coit and Spring Valley
North Dallas / Richardson area
Registration and full information available at www.cornellk.com.
Dallas Meditation Center Drum Circle
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Spring Equinox Drum Circle
Make a joyful noise at our Spring Equinox Drum Circle. Herald the arrival of Spring and new life. Bring drums, rattles, shakers and other percussion instruments. There will be some drums there to share. You are welcome to listen, dance, walk, or just be part of the circle. Hosted by Katya.
This is an alcohol, drug, and smoke-free event.
Ages 16+. Suggested love offering: $10-$20.
Osten Aune Gong Journeys
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 2:00-3:30pm CDT
Gong Journeys Meditation with Osten Aune
Gong Journeys is a form of sound therapy that encourages meditation, self-healing, deep rest, relaxation, prayer and spirituality; a rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit. The session begins with gentle movements to calm the mind and body and then be immersed in the soothing sounds of the gongs. Facilitated by Osten Aune.
Fee: by donation
Gong Journeys website.
See a video on what a gong meditation experience is like.
Friday Night Meditate and Dance Party at Dallas Meditation Center Friday, November 6, 2020 - 8:00-10:00pm CDT
First Friday Dance and Meditate Party
EDM & World Music
Join this gathering live ONLINE
on Twitch:
First Friday Dance and Meditate Party EDM and World Music on Twitch  Groove with us on Twitch
Get your groove on and experience two powerful meditations every First Friday at Dallas Meditation Center
. This community gathering is family-friendly and takes place the first Friday of each month. All ages are welcome. We will practice sitting meditation, then have fun moving and grooving to a variety of energetic world and electronic music, mixed by a live DJ, Streaming Synergy.
Please observe the fifth precept and refrain from consuming alcohol, drugs, or any other products which contain toxins at this gathering.
Admission: By donation, $10-$20 / person suggested. No RSVP necessary.
Click for more information.
Go to the Facebook event.
► Current Newsletter (pdf) ◄
► Next Month's Newsletter (pdf) ◄
• Meditation • Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi • Other • Past events

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September 2020 Newsletter  ►
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October 2020 Newsletter  ►


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