Selepak Khmer Angkor

Hello! We are the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas ( Wat Jetapon Khemararam) cultural performing arts troupe. We teach our students the art of traditional Cambodian dance and Bokator, an ancient Khmer martial arts.

Selepak Khmer Angkor (SKA) was founded on August 22, 2010 under the sponsorship of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas. The temple serves as a place of worship as well as a community gathering center for Cambodians in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Parents, students, and volunteers are actively involved and are a vital part of the planning and operation. SKA is a volunteer-run organization. By following a weekly schedule, parents provide lunch for all members of the organization. Parents also assist with costume design and performance preparation. Other volunteers provide additional support as needed, e.g. designing program materials, serving as photographer etc. Students are under the dance instruction of Solina Vong. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Students benefit from the teachings of old and new dance choreography. These repertoires are featured annually at the Khmer New Year Celebration in April held at the temple. In addition to performing for the Khmer New Year Celebration, SKA also proudly displays Khmer culture at other occasions that provide opportunities to work with a variety of organizations. SKA helps build the students’ character within leadership, commitment, and courage. The organization is a gateway to expose the younger generation to Cambodian culture as well as preserving the Cambodian identity.

Mission: Encourage younger generations to discover themselves and their Khmer heritage through dance and bokator!

Happy Vesak Day!

Today is Vesak Day.
•Visākha Pūjā (Vesak Bochea)•
It is one of the most important days in Buddhism. On this day the Buddha was born, and 35 years later, achieved enlightenment and in another 45 years, passed away into total nibbana.

សួស្តីឆ្នាំថ្មី! HAPPY KHMER NEW YEAR. The year of the Rat.
Although we aren't celebrating together, we still want to wish everyone happiness, prosperity, and most of all, good health in the new year! Here are some favorite photos from past KNY celebrations. :)

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សួស្តីឆ្នាំថ្មី! HAPPY KHMER NEW YEAR. The Year of the Rat.
Although we aren't celebrating together, we still want to wish everyone happiness, prosperity, and most of all, good health in the new year.
The 2020 New Year angel is Koreak Tevy and she arrives from the heavens to Earth on Monday April 13 at 8:48 P.M. Cambodia time. Koreak Tevy wears an aromatic flower Ankeabos tucked behind her ear and pearls around her neck. She drinks oil and carries a sword in her right hand and a cane in her left. Koreak Tevy rides a tiger.*

*The animal that the New Year angel rides does not represent the zodiac animal. These are two different entities.

Art by: Udom Phlong

🚨PLEASE READ🚨

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID 19) disease around the world and City of Dallas' mandatory ban on large gatherings, the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas is taking action to ensure compliance. We have decided to CANCEL the Khmer New Year celebration scheduled on April 10-12, 2020 and postpone until further noticed to protect the safety of our members and community and do what we can to help minimize the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The Temple will still be open for blessings but we do ask everyone to continue practicing good and recommended hygiene the CDC has given everyone.
Regardless, we wish you a happiest Khmer New Year and thank you for the continued support.

any questions please give Mr.T a call @214-718-4924

Best regards;
Sothy T Nhem, and CBTofDallas Community

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បុណ្យមាឃបូជា នៅថ្ងៃទី ៨ និង ៩ខែកុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ២០២០
Bonn Meak Bochea will be held on Saturday Evening Feb. 8 @ 5 P.M. and Sunday morning Feb. 9. @ 9 A.M.
Bonn Meak Bochea (Magha Puja Day)
This Buddhist holiday commemorates the last sermon given by Buddha in which he spoke about the "heart of Buddhism" in three principles: ceasing from all evil, doing only what is good, and cleansing the mind. The Buddha also declared that he would pass away in three months, so some believe that the Buddha might have used this event to make this announcement.

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បុណ្យខួបកំណើតគំរប់៣៥ឆ្នាំ នៃការបង្កើតវត្តជេតពនខេមរារាម នៅ ថ្ងៃទី២៥-២៦ ខែមករានេះ January 26, 2020.🙏🙏🙏
Please join us, Sunday January 26, 2020, to commemorate the founding of our temple as we go into our 35th year of establishment. Ceremony is from 9 A.M.-12 P.M.

🎉Happy Holidays from Selepak Khmer Angkor.
Can't wait for the upcoming projects in the new year. :)

The world has lost a great soul. Princess Bopha Devi was the first to perform as Apsara Mera in the Cambodian Royal Ballet. Since then, she has worked hard to preserve and rebuild Cambodian dance repertoire in the country. May Her Royal Highness Rest in Peace and continue to look over those who will keep preserving Khmer Arts. ❤️🙏

Thanks for coming to our Pchum Ben performance and for those who donated! 🙏

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បុណ្យកឋិនទាន
Bonn Kathin 2019 Dallas, TX

We hit 800 likes on our FB page!
អរគុណ!🙏🙏🙏

It's almost time for our second biggest celebration of the year!
You are cordially invited to attend the Bonn Pchum Ben at Wat Jetapon Khemararam (The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas) on September 28-29, 2019.
Most events will occur on Saturday and Sunday. Along with the celebrations, there will be; Buddhist ceremonies, food/merch vendors (CASH ONLY), traditional Khmer performances, and a live band. Parking donations are expected upon entering both front and back entrances.
here is the FB event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/421564628568226/?ti=as

Happy 9th anniversary to Selepak Khmer Angkor!!!! Here are some favorite past time performance/event photos we wanted to share. Thank you to all students, parents, volunteers, The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas, and our supporters for all the love we have received during the years. We hope to make more memories! ជួយថែសិល្បះដូនតា! 🙏🙏🙏🇰🇭

If you can come out and help, please do! The more people, the quicker it will be done. Thanks!

Hello everyone on Sunday August 25, 2019 Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas and our volunteers are going to build a foundation on each side of the temple gate to display our new NAGA SNAKE HEAD statues. If anyone can come out volunteer and help us, please do, so we can get the job done quickly before “Bonn Pchum Ben” thank you 🙏

Best regard Mr. T

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Parents and friends of Selepak Khmer Angkor making traditional Khmer desserts to raise money for the temple. August 10, 2019.

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Parents and friends of Selepak Khmer Angkor making traditional Khmer desserts to raise money for the temple. August 10, 2019.

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Bonn Pka Prak - Flower festival yesterday August 11, 2019

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Please like the The Cambodian Buddhist temple of Dallas FB page for announcements on ceremonies and events in our community.

Founded in 1985.

SKA has a food booth today!

🚨 Our Parking Lot Fundraiser is today 🚨
Reminder to stay hydrated!

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Time to update our logo. Proud to represent both Traditional Cambodian Dance and Ancient Cambodian Martial Arts here in Dallas, TX.

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🚨temple parking lot FUNDRAISER🚨
As you know, the current parking areas gets super muddy when it rains, making it difficult to drive on. We are raising money for this specific project in order to give you a better surface to park on. Most donations the temple receives goes into the temple's general maintenance (bills and things of that sort) so inorder to take on a big project like this, we have to do a separate fundraiser. It will cost about $35k-$40k per 60ftx200ft for an asphalt covering. Even if we do not meet this goal that night, we want to start getting some money in so that we can start paving little by little. So please come out for some fun. There will be a live band, social dancing, and food vendors. The next day will be our annual Bonn Pka Prak (money tree blessing ceremony)

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Summer 2019 projects continuation:
1) our cultural troupe's studio getting ready for concrete assembly
2) lovely garden team doing their weekly beatification of the flowers and plants
3) new outside patio kitchen that's connected to the inside extended kitchen ready for use
4) making mold for the big naga head so that we can duplicate more

[06/26/19]   our DFW Dragon Boat Festival performance
how nice the rained stopped when we went on.

selepak kun khmer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVaQLRE4hE0

Repost @_neang_
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🎶 ក្បាច់គុនបុរាណខ្មែរ ជាកេរ្ត៍ដំណែលពីដូនតា
មានប្រវត្តិដ៏យូរលង់ និងមានប្រវត្តិដ៏អស្ចារ្យ 🎶
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Some of the volunteer work that's done on weekends during this summer.

SKA attended and performed at the DFW Dragonboat Festival yesterday.

Come join the festivities, this Sunday. SKA will be representing the country of Cambodia and will be performing @ 3:45 P.M.

There are actually different types of ancient Cambodian martial arts, or in Khmer (ក្បាច់គុនបុរាណខ្មែរ), including Bokator, Yuthakun Khom, Baok Chambab, and more. Like many things that involved our culture, this combat sport was almost lost during the Cambodian Genocide in the late 1970's. Most survivors were traumatized by the Khmer Rouge tactics, and had no interest in bringing it back due to fear. However, there has been a growing interest within the sport in the past decade, and now people from all over the world are helping to revive the art form back to life. 🇰🇭

The Dallas Morning News

SKA featured on Dallas Morning News

Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce's annual festival featured cultural performances, cultural pavilions, vendor booths, authentic Asian food and more.

Dallas Asian Festival 2019. 3rd performance

Bokator Performance. Dallas Asian Festival 2019. Performed by Solina

Dallas Asian Festival 2019. 2nd Performance

Robam Raksmey Doung Chan. Performed by Julia, Kelli, Nora, Kim

Dallas Asian Festival 2019. 1st Performance

Robam Choun Por. Dallas Asian Festival 2019. Performed by Natalie and Nina

Dallas Asian Festival 2019.

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June 10, 11, & 12 commemorates the anniversary of the inauguration of our front gate, done 3 years ago. What a momentous experience for Dallas Cambodian Community.

photos by: Chaz Heed & Jarvis Jacobs

Our Story

Selepak Khmer Angkor (SKA) was founded on August 22, 2010 under the sponsorship of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas. The temple serves as a place of worship as well as a community gathering center for Cambodians in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Parents, students, and volunteers are actively involved and are a vital part of the planning and operation. SKA is a volunteer-run organization. By following a weekly schedule, parents provide lunch for all members of the organization. Parents also assist with costume design and performance preparation. Other volunteers provide additional support as needed, e.g. designing program materials, serving as photographer etc. Students are under the dance & bokator instruction of Solina Vong. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Students benefit from the teachings of old and new dance choreography and kbach kun khmer boran techniques/exercises. These repertoires and performances are featured annually at the Khmer New Year Celebration in April held at the temple and the Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day) Festival in the fall. In addition to performing for these celebrations, SKA also proudly displays Khmer culture at other occasions that provide opportunities to work with a variety of organizations. SKA helps build the students’ character within leadership, commitment, and courage. The organization is a gateway to expose the younger generation to Cambodian culture as well as preserving the Cambodian identity.

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5701 Crystal Lake Blvd.
Dallas, TX
75236

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Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
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