Austin Shambhala is a center for medita­tion, study, and contemplation founded by the Vidyadhara, the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Shambhala Train­ing—inspired by the ancient legend of an enlightened society—is presented in a progressive series of weekend study and meditation programs. Called Heart of Warriorship, these programs illustrate a nonsectarian path of wakefulness, gentle­ness, and confidence. Further

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The Chenrezig Tibetan Cultural Center was founded in 1990 by the Ven. Lobsang Samten, with the help of Dr. David Hall and University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President Diana Natalicio, in order to develop an awareness of Himala­yan culture and of the Chinese occupa­tion of Tibet. Meditation

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In August 1990, KTC purchased a two - story frame house in Oak Cliff. This house was built around the turn of the century and members have done a great deal of remodeling on it. The center pro­vides a place for the hearing, contempla­tion, and practice of the Buddha’s teachings

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We have two kinds of activities: (1) ongo­ing practice and instruction in Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and (2) occasional workshops in a variety of wellness - oriented techniques for enhancing mind and body. Dharma practice focuses on Dzogchen and on the sutra teachings. Wellness workshops integrate a variety of techniques helpful in alleviating

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Meditation center established under the direct guidance of Lama Ole Nydahl in

1992. Meditation group meets for medi­tation and ngondro practice. address: 804 Tall Pines, Friendswood, TX 77546 phone: (713) 482-2926 FAX: (713) 482-2606 lineage: Karma Kagyu spiritual head: Seventeenth Karmapa Thaye Dorje

Houston Dharma Study Group

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The Rigpe Dorje Center was founded in 1991 by H. E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lin­eage of Tibetan Buddhism. With the passing of His Eminence in 1992, the cen­ter came under the spiritual direction of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Rigpe Dorje provides a place for a small group of San Antonio practitioners to meditate and study texts and tapes of Mahayana and Vajrayana

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“What started out as a fledgling study group of three people has blossomed into a meditation center where ongoing classes and practice sessions are offered to the public. What made the difference was having a specific location for the cen­ter and a listing in the phone book. Over and over again

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Thubten Rinchen Ling (TRL) was founded by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen in 1988. Our resident lama is Geshe Yeshe Phelgye. TRL sponsored the Texas seg­ments of the 1990 and 1993 world tours and Sand Mandala Exhibits of the Gaden Shartse monks from India. The center also coordinated all local activities

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Vajradakini Buddhist Center was founded in 1994 by the world-renowned meditation master and scholar, Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Buddhist teach­ings are presented in a form suited to the Western mind and lifestyle and can easily be integrated into our daily life. The resi­dent teacher is Gen Kelsang Dekyi, a Buddhist nun and close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Dekyi is a West­erner, born in England. She received oral transmissions and lineage

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