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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 genuine 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 Medidation Center's Weekly Meditation, Yoga and Qigong classes are donation-based.
Brother ChiSing book: 108 Reflections Brother ChiSing book: I Am Home 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

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Interview with Brother ChiSing
Dallas, Texas

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"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
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Upcoming Events at Dallas Meditation Center
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
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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
Beginners Meditation Workshop
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!
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Meditation Events
Weekly Meditation Schedule:
Brother ChiSing SUNDAY evening, 5:00-7:00 pm
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.
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WEEKDAY “ZEN-To-Go” MEDITATIONS @ Dallas Meditation Center
Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins, staff teachers and other members.
(10 minutes Walking Meditation • 25 minutes Sitting Meditation • short reflection on practice)
► NOON “ZEN-To-Go” Meditations
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday • 12:00noon-12:45pm
NOTE: Noon Zen-To-Go meditation will not meet on
January 1.
Mindful Manifesting
MONDAY evening, 7:30-9:00pm
MINDFUL MONDAYS
NOTE: This group will not meet on December 31.
Practical mindfulness for everyday living. Facilitated by Cornell Kinderknecht & other facilitators. Walking and sitting meditation, chanting, mindful movement, discussion/sharing.
All are welcome. Some previous meditation experience is helpful.
Get more information about Mindful Mondays.
Wake Up Dallas Young Enlightened Souls TUESDAY evening, 7:00-9:00pm
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.
► Get more info about this group.
Thich Nhat Hanh
WEDNESDAY evening - 7:30-9:00pm
Interbeing Sangha
NOTE: This group will not meet on April 17, 2019.
A meditation group that meets every Wednesday and practices and studies the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Our group practice consists of two sitting meditations, walking 5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation on First Wednesdays of the month meditation, singing/chanting and a dharma talk or study. Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins and other trained sangha facilitators.
Get more information about this group.
Meditation Special Events:
Awakening Heart
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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Thich Nhat Hanh
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 7:30-9:00pm
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. This group meets every Wednesday and practices and studies the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Our group practice consists of two sitting meditations, walking meditation, singing/chanting and a dharma talk or study. Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins and other trained sangha facilitators.
Get more information about this group.
Dallas Meditation Center
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00-10:00pm
Annual All Sanghas Meeting
and Dance Night
An end-of-the year meeting to learn about what's been going on at Dallas Meditation Center and to talk about the direction for next year and beyond. All attendees of the Awakening Heart gatherings (Sunday Awakening Heart, Mindful Mondays, Wake Up Dallas YES, Interbeing Sangha, Zen-to-Go) and all other gatherings and events at Dallas Meditation Center welcome! Meet the board of directors and each other. We'll conclude the evening with the monthly First Friday Fun Night dancing.
6-8pm Meeting
8-10pm First Friday Fun Night Meditate and Dance Party!
Friday Night Meditate and Dance Party at Dallas Meditation Center Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00-10:00pm
First Friday Fun Night:
Meditate and Dance Party!
Get your weekend started right with First Friday Fun NIght: Meditate & Dance Party 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.
Awakening Heart
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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Beginners Meditation Workshop at Dallas Meditation Center
Saturday, December 14, 2019
2:00-5:30pm
Beginner's Meditation Workshop
A workshop open to all to experience the peace and joy of mindfulness and meditation. This workshop is great for those just starting meditation, those who've been meditating and want some guidance, and those who just want a refresher.
Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins.
(Space limited to 16 persons)
► Get information and register online for this workshop.
► Get a flyer for this workshop.
Awakening Heart
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.
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, December 21, 2019 - 9:30am-12:00noon
Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat
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: $40
Please register in advance for this retreat.
► Register online for this retreat.
► Get a flyer for this event.
Bobbie Perkins and Cornell Kinderknecht
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm
Deep Relaxation and Touching the Earth
A beautiful and gentle practice to come to peace in the present moment, releasing worry, anger and fear in the body while opening it to compassion. Wear comfortable clothing. We'll have mats and blankets but you're welcome to bring your own if you like.
Facilitated by Bobbie Perkins and Cornell Kinderknecht.
Suggested donation: $25.
► Get a flyer for this event.
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YOGA, QIGONG & TAI CHI Events
Weekly Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi Schedule:
Janna Whitton
MONDAY evenings, 6:00-7:00pm
Tai Chi for Busy People (Easy Tai Chi)
NOTE: This group will not meet on November 11.
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, 9:30-10:30am
Tai Chi for Busy People (Easy Tai Chi)
NOTE: This group will not meet on July 24.
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, 10:45-11:45am
Qigong with Janna
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, December 21, 2019 - 9:30am-12:00noon
Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat
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: $40
Please register in advance for this retreat.
► Register online 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
Loving Groups
Unconditional Love Support Group
NOTE: This group will not meet on July 4.
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 Gene at 817.201.6939 or geneblueeyes@hotmail.com.
Learn more about Loving Groups.
Other Special Events:
   DALLAS, TEXAS   
Dr. Paula Joyce
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00-3:30pm
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.
Friday Night Meditate and Dance Party at Dallas Meditation Center Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00-10:00pm
First Friday Fun Night:
Meditate and Dance Party!
Get your weekend started right with First Friday Fun NIght: Meditate & Dance Party 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.
Dr. Paula Joyce
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00-3:30pm
Hope and Silver Linings Workshop
Happiness comes from how we think about our circumstances; not what our circumstances are. Learn to: shift your thoughts from fear, worry and negativity to hope; find the silver linings in every situation; and have compassion for yourself and others.
Facilitated by Dr. Paula Joyce.
Fee: $35
Get more info and register online.
► Contact Dr. Paula: 214.208.3533.
Osten Aune Gong Journeys
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 2:00-3:30pm
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.
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